Destruction of biodiversity and natural habitat by Modern farming systems

After driving this week nearly 200 miles throughout Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and East Sussex, I saw for mile after mile the same depressing site came again and again- no home for wildlife and animals. Every field was pushed to the roadside to make way for giant machines for profit. This is […]

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Before and After

While going through some old hard discs today, I came across this long forgotten photo of when we just took the site on in Kingsbury about 7 years ago. It is almost the same shot as the main photo of this website. It gets a bit depressing at times when you think your progress is […]

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Grafting course at Brogdale.

Last week I was lucky enough to attend Brogdale’s excellent fruit trees grafting course. It was fantastic how much can be learnt in a short time with a good teacher. Brogdale is the national apple collection based in Kent. I learnt how to graft on apple trees, pear trees and cherry trees. It was a […]

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London Green Belt Council Meeting today, my input was the link between mental health and the lack of access to green space.

Today it was very exciting as it was a very important meeting of London Green Belt Council at the Campaign for rural England HQ in London. The meeting was about better ways to protect precious London Green Belt. Many interesting and exciting ideas were discussed, my particular interest is the relationship between mental health and […]

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Natures amazing generosity!

The seeds in the large tray came from the cobs grown from the amount of seeds in the small red top on the right. Its incredible if you can imagine that same ratio carried on over the next years! The colourful corn seeds were grown from ones that have been specially collected and bred over […]

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The last of the harvest 2017

As the winter days draw on sadly the last of the apples have been gathered from the orchard this year. Unfortunately, some of the trees were affected by water logging and didn’t produce any apples. The ones at the top of the orchard were great. On Monday City Harvest turned up and took 150kg and […]

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