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
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
This weekend we stopped by Rochester Square garden and had a long chat with one of the guys who’s been there from the beginning. Once home to a nursery that grew plants for the entertainment industry, the site had since been neglected for over a decade; the garden and buildings that were beginning to fall … More Rochester square garden
Today we visited the nomadic community gardens project, set up by 1 love community on a disused piece of land near Brick Lane. 1 love took over use of the derelict wasteland and converted it to a community garden for local residents, with various activities geared towards bringing people together. We had a chat with one of the community … More Nomadic Community Gardens
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
As we mentioned in one of our updates (here), Chris first started out doing a power steering conversion on his own motorhome and has since done over 300 of them. We had Freyja’s steering converted by him and the difference is incredible. You can visit his page here. The comments speak for themselves. We just love it … More The Green Conversion Company
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!