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3009, 2015

What’s tomato with you?

At laaaast, our tomatoes have come allloooong, my lonely days are ovvver...     Have you all noticed how crisp it is outside? Suddenly, Autumn has returned from her Summer holidays. It is time to squirrel away our Winter nibbles, bring the lettuces in from the cold and pickle absolutely everything in sight. Actually, that's a bit dramatic. There's a good few hardy vegetables that will trundle on through, whatever

1809, 2015

On yoghurt-eating moss and recycled greenhouses.

Just in case you didn't know already, there exists on our planet the very real possibility to feed a bubbling-cauldron concoction of beer and yoghurt to your... art?! Cue image of the Mona Lisa guzzling full-fat fromage-frais. So, what we did for our first skill share session, with the help of workshop volunteer and guerrilla gardener Maria, was create graffiti that grows, or more specifically, moss graffiti. There are, as

809, 2015

Freecycle EVERYTHING.

Perhaps I have the comic maturity of someone half my age, but I did very much enjoy the jokes ready to be made from the uplift of the freecycled water-butt I acquired for our community garden, "I'm going to get my butt on the bus," etc., so much so that I stifled myself and started saying "water container" for the sake of my professionalism. Freecycling is the most beautiful and sustainable

409, 2015

Garden Folk Fest!

It's time to welcome in the beautiful new Autumn season in the best way imaginable - by dancing and eating and painting our faces! Come along on the 24th of September, 5pm - 8pm at Napiershall Street Garden. The fest is an opportunity for everyone involved with the community garden, all their family, all their friends and anyone who would like to find out more about sustainable living to meet, chat, relax and

309, 2015

Welcome to Skillsharing!

It's an exciting time - our new skillsharing workshop will be kicking off in mid-September, with a moss graffiti workshop, followed by a glass decoration workshop over two sessions, on Tuesdays from 5.30 - 7.30pm. (see further details below) For those of you not too familiar with skillsharing (also known as freeskilling), the idea is quite simple. Closely related to freecycling, we start with the idea that resources should be sustainable,

2708, 2015

On dealing with foxes.

an example here of a very dangerous fox. Who knew old bits of food could be so exciting. Following the delivery of our incredible dalek-ish composter, I’ve found myself thinking about how to compost the remains of my food before I’ve even started eating it. There is something wholly satisfying in realising that I can return what I ate to the ground from whence it came to further nourish our