Category Archives: Growing

Losing the plot, regaining the plot

Well I really lost it with the allotment in the autumn.  The mix of insomnia and two bouts of (minor) illness put paid to all my plans to have it in tip top condition ready for spring planting. No autumn … Continue reading

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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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Allotment update: September 2017

One of the things I love about working an allotment is that it really keeps you rooted in the annual cycle of life.  And yes, the pun is fully intended, and very appropriate. Now, in September, as many of the … Continue reading

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The allotment: autumn, winter, and into spring!

My goodness, I had no idea it was so long since I last wrote an allotment post (October last year, I see). In part that reflects that not much was happening there, but in fact there was a lot of … 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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Seeing differently: autumn colours in the garden

I went to the National Trust garden at Holt to enjoy the autumn colours before the garden closes for the winter. It was, as ever, a delight.  There were plenty of people there enjoying the good half term weather with … Continue reading

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