Category Archives: Sustainability

Open Garden Squares: Wenlock Herb Garden

I must admit, that on first sight,┬áthis small plot, surrounded by high-rise blocks and bordered by a basket-ball court, looked like it might be disappointing: but how wrong I was! Michael Turrisi has created a community garden with a difference: … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Open Garden Squares: Alara Permaculture Forest Garden

Alara (yes them of the scrumptious organic breakfast cereals!) have transformed one of the more unlikely spaces around Kings Cross into a Forest Garden, growing surely some of the most exotic food in London. On an otherwise grim industrial park, … Continue reading

Posted in Bees, Food, Organic Techniques, Permaculture, Sustainability

Open Garden Squares: Skip Garden

The Skip Garden at Kings Cross is quite remarkable. Paul Richens has created ‘portable permaculture’ in six skips on a small scrap of land on the edge of the King’s Cross redevelopment. In a few months, the plot will become … Continue reading

Posted in Organic Techniques, Sustainability

Reducing water use and effort spent watering

It’s a while yet, but soon you’ll have a bunch of thirsty vegetable plants on the plot, requiring your attention and just the right amount of water! Actually, if you remember, last spring was exceptionally dry: it was the driest … Continue reading

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