Canal Life

Today we visited a friend who lives on a canal boat. The similarities between boat and van living are obvious, but the differences seem to fall in favour of boat life; imagine having your fuel delivered to your van, being able to park up for 2 weeks at a time in any pretty spot you … More Canal Life

The Orchard Project

Today’s shout out goes to The Orchard Project: a charity dedicated to the creation and restoration of community orchards. Their aim is to ‘re-fruit’ the country, putting power and knowledge back in the hands of the local community and creating a ‘better, locally-led food system’. The project started out in London, aiming to re-connect urban communities … More The Orchard Project

Grow Heathrow

Last weekend we took a trip to Grow Heathrow, an autonomous community space and settlement, on the grounds of an abandoned market garden site near Heathrow airport. We visited to take part in a fermentation workshop run by Fareshares food co-op, and ended up staying for the day. As a community, the residents have a lot … More Grow Heathrow

Falling Fruit

Our first shout-out goes to falling fruit, who have created an interactive map built by and for foragers. It maps various foraging locations (fruit trees, edible plants, skipping locations) across the urban landscape. Nice job guys!