Category Archives: Farming

City Farms and us

We go back a long way, us and City Farms.  Almost all the way, it transpires.  The first City Farm in England was set up in London (Kentish Town) in 1972, growing out of a community arts group (Inter-Action, founded … Continue reading

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Going backwards to go forwards?

Sometimes it’s worth looking to the past to help us move forward. As I am increasingly doing in my journey with food – revisiting old ways of doing things; gradually reducing any reliance on ‘convenience’ foods; trying to ditch unnecessary … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: October ‘adventure’

Another month where you might not consider what we did to be an adventure, but I do. Because we didn’t go away anywhere or do anything exotic, and yet it was both familiar and unfamiliar, and quietly entrancing. We stayed … Continue reading

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Knitting update – WIP*

*Work in progress, for those who don’t know With all the talk of my new-found crochet love, you might have thought that I had abandoned my former love, knitting.  But not a bit of it.  I’ve still got several projects … Continue reading

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A lovely evening: food from waste (again)

It was a lovely evening in every sense.  Most obviously, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and the weather warm.  Malcolm had arranged for us to meet with youngest son and daughter-in-law at a pop-up pizza place right … Continue reading

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Allotment update: June

Well here we are at the end of June, and the allotment looks very different from how it did at the start of the year.  Everything is growing like crazy and its hard to keep up, but in a good … Continue reading

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Two Sundays, two countries, two festivals

Festival one: Weinfest: an annual event in the village in the Black Forest. celebrating the wine they make.  A long weekend of fun and entertainment.  It feels like everyone from the village goes, and there seems to be an agreed … Continue reading

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