minicrops™

What if I told you there was a vertical farm growing microgreens six minutes travel time from London Bridge that had a stall at Borough Market. It may sound unlikely. However, it is true. Welcome to the world of minicrops™ and to the latest blog post looking at vertical and urban farming. In March I spoke […]

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Bandstand Beds – Community Growing on Clapham Common

This is the latest post in a series that I am writing about community growing spaces in urban settings. Bandstand Beds is a community growing project situated on Clapham Common, in south London. Bandstand Beds provides, ‘…an area for the local community to discover the joys and benefits of growing and cooking their own food, […]

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Open Source Aquaponics

How we produce and distribute nutritious food to a growing population is one of the key challenges we face. There is no single answer to this challenge. It requires a systemic approach. One part of this problem is to look at how we grow our food in both urban and rural settings. One answer could […]

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30 Days Wild Day 10 – Insects

The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness! Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.  We can often miss the little pockets […]

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30 Days Wild Day 7 – Nomadic Community Garden Spitalfields

The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness! Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.  We can often miss the little pockets […]

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30 Days Wild – Day 2 Bees

30 Days Wild The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness! Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.  We can often miss […]

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How Vegetable Gardens in Cambodia change lives

Bansay Reak Secondary School Vegetable Garden

Siem Reap in Cambodia is the tourist gateway to the temples at Angkor Wat. When I flew there from Vietnam in March, I headed two hours further north to Samrong and visited something completely different – school vegetable gardens! I travelled with a friend to visit three schools that are involved in the Green Shoots Foundation […]

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