Bee Brick: An innovative design solution supporting solitary bees

Want to do your bit to help the declining bee population? Bee Brick is an innovative piece of design, created to be used as a standalone solitary bee hotel which can be used in your garden or in place of a standard brick in construction. Made using local granite aggregate, the Bee Brick provides a stylish nesting site for red mason bees and leaf cutter bees, … Continue reading Bee Brick: An innovative design solution supporting solitary bees

The Seed Co-operative: Establishing a sustainable future for food through shared ownership

Community-owned seed companies help farmers through to urban growers take back control of where their seeds come from, ensuring a completely transparent growing process from purchasing seed to full bloom. The Seed Co-operative was set up to help the future of farming in the UK, by creating a network of farmers, growers, home gardeners, chefs, professionals and amateurs to build a resilient food system. Through … Continue reading The Seed Co-operative: Establishing a sustainable future for food through shared ownership

How to make a bee hotel in your garden

There are many solitary bee species in the world, but with habitat destruction, this has meant their homes have vanished. You can help solitary bees find a home by creating a bee hotel in your garden. Check out this video on how to make a bee home from Eco Sapien. Eco Sapien is an educational organisation created to illustrate the importance of biodiversity. Eco Sapien … Continue reading How to make a bee hotel in your garden

“Ecolutionary” gardener Ron Finley opens up his urban garden for social impact experience

“Ecolutionary” Ron Finley is offering people the opportunity to gain an insight into the man who has helped serve up food justice on tables throughout South LA and has put urban gardening on the world map. The man they call the “gangsta gardener” envisions a world where “gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and … Continue reading “Ecolutionary” gardener Ron Finley opens up his urban garden for social impact experience

Green Roofs: The Urban Gardens of the Future — ecogreenlove

Urbanization has significantly decreased the amount of land that is available for farming. The great expanses of winding roads, towering department stores, and crammed apartment complexes have spread out so far that there is no longer the same amount of space left over for planting crops. Because of this, most of the people who live in the city don’t have much access to fresh fruits … Continue reading Green Roofs: The Urban Gardens of the Future — ecogreenlove

How to Repot a Plant [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Whether you are transitioning to a new pot because your flowers are flourishing or you just want to freshen up your decor, we want to give your house plants the best shot at survival in their new home. Follow the seven simple steps and you will be admiring the handiwork of your green thumb in no time. via How to Repot a Plant [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading How to Repot a Plant [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Back to the Roots: Reconnecting people with food, where it comes from and growing your own

Back to the Roots, a business focused on reconnecting people with their food and encouraging the world to eat homegrown foods, was founded on sustainably-sound living practices – in this case, urban farming. Among the brand’s repertoire of urban farming kits is the Mushroom Farm, where oyster mushrooms grown in a cardboard box sprout from a soil mix that includes old coffee grounds, and a water … Continue reading Back to the Roots: Reconnecting people with food, where it comes from and growing your own

Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds hosts walking tour of his Guerrilla Gardens

Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds has been transforming neglected public spaces, albeit illicitly, around London’s Elephant and Castle into abundant green spaces for the last 13 years. The gardener plants his beds at night. His guerrilla campaign has seen around 20 spaces reforested, from playgrounds to traffic islands since he first started out. He also spends some of his time simply watering tree pits. The guerrilla gardening … Continue reading Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds hosts walking tour of his Guerrilla Gardens

Windy City Harvest Youth Farm: Learning life skills in urban farming and sustainable agriculture

Urban farming programs like Chicago’s Windy City Harvest Youth Farm are skilling up teenagers in sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture so they can grow food responsibly, work as a team, advocate for food justice, eat in a healthy way, and support the development of a socially just food economy in their area. Each year Windy City Harvest trains and employs between 80 and 90 young adults … Continue reading Windy City Harvest Youth Farm: Learning life skills in urban farming and sustainable agriculture