Brixton Food Growing Tour

Incredible Edible Lambeth On a rainy Saturday morning, I travelled south from home to Brixton to join Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) on a walking tour covering some of the projects of the Brixton food growing map. There is something precious about discovering a new area of London (or indeed any place) through the food growing […]

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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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Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

When I travel, I am looking for evidence of connections that can help regenerate our food system. At the end of June, I boarded an early Eurostar departure from London and arrived mid-morning in Brussels. I spent the rest of the morning looking around the Botanique Gardens.  In the afternoon, after checking into my hotel, […]

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Hort Park Community Gardening

In my previous post, I wrote about three qualities that I loved about Hort Park. In this article, I return to one of my favourite topics, community gardening. In addition to the Nong Edible City Garden centre in the park, I also stumbled across community gardens.   I had not looked, ahead of my visit, to […]

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Hort Park Singapore

I have visited Singapore several times over the last couple of years to visit friends who live there. Through repeat visits, I have been able to explore some of the more off the beaten track destinations. Today I will share details about Hort Park. Hort Park – The Gardening Hub So where is Hort Park […]

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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 6 – The Allotment in Kensington Gardens

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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Grow Elephant Community Garden

Visiting the Grow Elephant Community Garden made my heart soar! The Community Garden is situated in Elephant & Castle, and this area is home to some of the poorest communities in London. The project aims to address deprivation and demonstrates how gardening can be used as one way for people to be able to take […]

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