Category Archives: permaculture

Heygate Urban Forest

As featured on the new nature. I lie on my back on the grass and watch the clouds, my view framed by hundreds of newly-budding branches arching above me. I’m the only person in this vast decanted housing estate, once … Continue reading

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Self-sufficiency: the challenge

  I’m attempting to do something radical. Something elusive. Something we all talk about nowadays, but rarely pull off.  I’m trying to simplify my life. I want to wean myself off the supermarket, and to produce some of the food that I eat. I want … Continue reading

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Allotment Culture

I was overjoyed when I heard I’d been allocated an allotment a few months back. I’d been on the list for so long I’d almost completely forgotten that I was waiting for one. Instead, I’d started growing veg in a … Continue reading

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