The results of my “beer for plants” fermentation experiment

What am I doing? Check out my first post on this topic to see what went into the mixture. Also why I wanted to create a fermented plant / soil food in the first place. The results video When Matt and I took the lid of this container we genuinely had no idea what we […]

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How green energy can improve the local ecology

Have you ever wondered what it’s actually like on a solar farm? I have! When I discovered that a friend held the landscape ecology management contract for three solar farms I was super excited. I kept asking him questions when we saw each other, I am such a green geek 🙂 So when he asked […]

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“For fish’s sake London don’t drop litter” – a Thames Plastic Art Update

This is the tag line for Maria Arceo’s Future Dust project. The installation, made of plastic litter found in, and around the River Thames has been touring around London. Part of the Totally Thames festival. See my previous posts for more details about how I got involved with this project. The litter has scrubbed up well! My Visit […]

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Thames Plastic Art – Phase 3

Quick catch up Some of you may remember me cleaning plastic rubbish from the Thames. To read why, see my first blog post on this topic. Then there was the big event at Somerset House, for the plastic to be sorted by colour and type. Including the engagement of school children and the public. To […]

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My allotment is featured in West Essex Life Magazine

As some of my readers know I share an allotment with my friends in Wanstead (East London), just up the Central Line from where I live. We have been working on permaculture and no dig principles, experimenting with different plants and pest control. A wormary has just been installed, along with a Bokashi composting system. […]

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Thames Plastic Art – Phase 2 

Public engagement with waste How to engage the public and school children on the issue of plastic waste in our waterways in a safe and engaging way? Bring clean (semi) clean plastic waste from the length of the river Thames to the Somerset House terrace. Mix in one very enthusiastic artist, a fantastic team, lots […]

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Cleaning rubbish in the name of art!

How and why I found myself cleaning rubbish This year I am aiming to volunteer for Thames 21 at least once a month. The clean up I had planned to attend for May was cancelled. I saw a request for help with cleaning rubbish collected on Thames 21 clean ups for an art project. This […]

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Beer for plants; a bio-fermenting experiment

Some background to the experiment I first heard about bio-fermenting while staying on a permaculture farm in Costa Rica, Finica Luna Nueva. I listened fascinated as our tour guide, and farm owner, explained how they re-engergised the soil without having to use mountains of compost and animal manure. They of course have these things but […]

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Sustainable Camping

Guest blog from Cheryl, Little Green Duckling Synchronicity, for me, is a message of reward from our universe. In between reading parts 1 & 2 of “#OneMoreThing? What can your next hotel do?” on the Little Green Duckie blog I found myself at Anglesey Outdoor Alternative.  Camping in the beautifully rugged Rhoscolyn, reading posters of […]

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An ethical omnivore’s challenge

The challenge When I saw the Bompas and Parr event “Kill it, eat it” I was intrigued. “The focus of the event is on drawing attention to a culinary area that is typically veiled with mystery. With most consumers inured to the reality of what raising, culling and preparing animals to eat actually entails”. As […]

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