Benefits

Nine ways food growing can help you meet neighbours

May 1, 2012
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Big cities are not always the easiest places in which to feel part of your local community. But growing food can be a great way to break down the barriers. Here are nine tricks you can use to engage more with your community through growing food ┬áin containers. Trick 1. Grow food ‘up front’ Food […]

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Inspiring video: a subversive plot

December 20, 2011

This inspiring short talk by Roger Doirin offers a compelling case for food growing in small spaces. Brilliant. A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard        

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A recipe to meet neighbours

September 16, 2011

I’m a massive fan of all the benefits that growing food at home can offer you – the fresh harvests on the doorstep, the pleasure of seeing beautiful plants on concrete, giving home grown produce to friends and neighbours…. the list goes on. But one of my biggest and most welcome surprises is how it […]

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The Wild Roof Garden

July 5, 2011

There’s many benefits of growing food at home on a balcony or window sill. One of these can be the chance to get a bit closer to wildlife. The variety of insect and animal visitors can be amazing! Here, writer Helen Babbs shares some of her experience and tips for encouraging wildlife to your small […]

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