A Time to plant and a time to uproot

As we trudged back from our blackberry picking yesterday my daughter said ‘ that was the best walk ever…’ Admittedly, we did stop at the pub halfway round and we came home full of blackberries and with stained bright purple fingers! There is half a pot of berries stewing on the stove as I writeContinue reading “A Time to plant and a time to uproot”

Plenty of food, we just need places to grow it!

Starkholmes Allotments We’ve grown plants aplenty. To allow them to flourish into abundant crops, they find homes in gardens. If there are more gardens there is more food, if there’s more plants, can there be more gardens? Not quite. There are obstacles in the way of that. There are scarce few funds to enable agroecologicalContinue reading “Plenty of food, we just need places to grow it!”

Regenerative farming – a comment piece from Andy Cato

Andy Cato of Wildfarmed has published a comment piece in the Guardian.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/05/diverse-farming-climate-wildfarmed-groove-armada There are some eloquently expressed truths about our current dominant food system. Andy Cato is co-founder of Wildfarmed. He is also one half of Groove Armada So it’s up to us to create field-to-plate networks whereby citizens can, through their food choices,Continue reading “Regenerative farming – a comment piece from Andy Cato”

Perennial edibles – get to know more plants

Thursday 2 June, 11-12.30 in our garden at Belper Lane End. Join us for a detailed overview of some of our plants. Vegetables, salad leaves, fruit – see the plants, hear how we grow them, and how we use them. Food plants that are reliably there, with zero food miles. We’d like to invite youContinue reading “Perennial edibles – get to know more plants”