Food Matters

This week I went along to the Food Matters live event. The tagline is “Many Voices, Making Food Matter”. Food is medicine. And I am always interested in sustainable, foods of the future. My focus at this event was to find examples of controlled environment agriculture, algae, seaweed and insects. I was not disappointed, and […]

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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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Aquaponics – GrowUp Urban Farm

Aquaponics and vertical farming Ever heard of aquaponics?  In the future, more of our food will be grown using aquaponics. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (farming fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water with added nutrients rather than soil). The food that I eat and how it can be grown locally and in a […]

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