First stirrings of Spring

The first daffodils and hyacinths are flowering and in spite of the bitterly could southerly we've had the last couple of days, the buds are swelling and we notice the first stirrings of spring. This is also my first blog post since May, both because there's nothing to do in my totally shaded garden this... Continue Reading →

A Composting Story

Two weeks since my last post – time flies! I've been busy clearing up the garden and preparing my two new projects: an Urban Food Forest workshop (9th May) and (if council allows us) an urban farm. Plus, of course, my day job at Commonsense Organics and other little occupations. I guess your days are... Continue Reading →

March, First quarter

Autumn is here and the energies in the garden start their yearly descent to earth again. Leaves start falling, we've had the first autumn rains, most summer crops are harvested and plants composted. Time to focus on the soil – the origin of the health of you edible oasis, and of your health too –... Continue Reading →

New Moon and Autumn Equinox

A short update this week, as I prepare for our yearly "harvest & gratitude sharing" potluck with friends. Saturday is the autumn equinox, which marks the beginning of the darker half of the year. This is harvest season, time for gratitude and sharing, bringing in the fruit from the oasis and preserve it for colder... Continue Reading →

Bomun Bock-Chung from Sheltercraft is coming to teach us all how to build a portable roundhouse, a light structure with a reciprocal roof structure. Its origin is solid houses on foundations, but Bomun has adapted this which makes it possible to learn to build one in a day! All happening in Newtown Saturday 31st May... Continue Reading →

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