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Plant-Based Pause No 42: Get Involved in Your Local Community

In November 2011, I made the decision to progress towards a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Since then, I have learnt so much about where our food comes from, and what it does to our bodies and the environment. 444 more words



One day in the garden, I became obsessed with the different shapes of the leaves on our plants.

The sunflowers caught my attention first. The leaves extending from the stalks underneath the giant flowers were the size of dinner plates. 240 more words


Polytunnel Vision

Oh all right, I know. As ambitions go, wanting to own a polytunnel might seem pretty odd. Also it’s not as if I don’t have enough housework in the house without having additional premises to tend elsewhere. 1,011 more words


Harvest Monday - October 20, 2014

I haven’t been harvesting so much as cleaning up my gardens – the one on the balcony and the one in the community garden – and occasionally finding something edible. 391 more words


Through the Eyes of a Child!

This year at the garden, like every year before, our primary sponsor, Maura Ryan-Kaiser, brought her camera to the garden and let the students take charge of taking pictures for a day or two. 204 more words


What to do with this plant huh?

Such is a question that is often raised by visitors to the garden.

Such is what inspired me to write this post, while I was prepping for tonight’s dinner. 465 more words

Edible Garden

Still Life at the Allotment

Mid October and the marigolds are still blooming up at the allotment. I love the way they simply grow themselves amongst my vegetables. In a mild winter they may flower into December.  140 more words