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Tag Archives: community gardening
We now have more people participating in our community mini allotment! It’s exciting news, but we only had three raised beds; so decided to expand our space to reflect this growth. We have built a fourth bed in the same … Continue reading
The Union Street Orchard have produced this lovely video summarising the project from summer 2010. This is exactly the community growing project I dream of. And the garden signage, branding, illustration and website are all beautifully designed too!
To encourage a stronger community, the Salvation Army in Masterton have transformed their property into a pretty amazing space. On our recent visit home to NZ, our friends gave us the tour of the kids playground, the swimming pool, the … Continue reading
On the weekend we went for a visit to the seaside town of Whitstable. Such a cute place, but I was actually most taken by the shared community food gardens by the library. These beautiful raised beds are home to … Continue reading
This is a neat little video on the value of neighbourhood community. It is a really important aspect of living more sustainably, in particular being able to share different assets. For example, our community allotment was setup via a Landshare … Continue reading
I’m excited about this weekend’s festival in North London – this will be a great event and a wonderful opportunity to learn some new skills and swap some seeds – I certainly have plenty from the sunflowers!
Now that plants are starting to die off in the vegetable patch, it’s time to consider what to do over winter. If your soil is a bit poor then it would be beneficial to plant some green manure. These are … Continue reading
My little home garden has 2 shining stars – literally giant sunflowers. I have never grown sunflowers this large, they are about twice as tall as I am. The one out the front garden – which still hasn’t flowered yet … Continue reading
Over the last few days I’ve been involved in setting up a shared mini-allotment community garden project in Willesden Green with others from the Transition Town group. The land is provided under a land-share type arrangement with a Jewish Community … Continue reading