How Gardening help your Motor Skills [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

We often think of motor skills as being innate, or something we’re born with. After all, every kid can run, jump, and do somersaults, right? In reality, they are physical skills learned as children, and some types are fine-tuned throughout our lives. Gardening can play a big role in enhancing motor skills. Whether you’re young or old, gardening can be a healthy addition to your lifestyle. … Continue reading How Gardening help your Motor Skills [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Local Flowers: Benefits of buying fresh, locally-grown flowers

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for acquiring flowers. When you get that bouquet home, “how long are they likely to last?” you may ask yourself. Chances are those flowers are old by the time they are arranged in a vase, especially given that a vast majority of cut flowers purchased in the US and in the UK are imported. … Continue reading Local Flowers: Benefits of buying fresh, locally-grown flowers

Big Green’s Learning Gardens helping to build a healthier future for kids in the US

Big Green is building Learning Gardens in low-income schools across the US, in efforts to build a healthier future for kids. Learning Gardens teach children an understanding of food, healthy eating, and garden skills through experiential learning and garden-based education that tie into existing school curriculum, such as math, science, and literacy. Part-playground, part-outdoor classroom, the learning gardens serve as spaces where students learn about … Continue reading Big Green’s Learning Gardens helping to build a healthier future for kids in the US

Growing young greens and sprouted seeds indoors during Winter

It may be Winter, but you can still grow your own food indoors, such as fresh greens and sprouted seeds which make a welcome and nutritious addition to soups, sandwiches and salads. In the below video, Grow Veg demonstrate how to sprout seeds with minimal equipment, and how simple it can be to grow micro greens for a great source of flavour and nutrition in winter. Continue reading Growing young greens and sprouted seeds indoors during Winter

How to Regrow Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs

There are numerous fruit and veggies that can be regrown from scraps, as well as seeds. Everything from lettuce, lemongrass, potatoes, celery, ginger, pineapple and onions – can be regrown. Check out the below video on how to regrow food from scraps that would otherwise be thrown out. Growing your own food enables you to become self-sufficient and less reliant on store-brought produce and to … Continue reading How to Regrow Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs

Wild West End: Creating a hospitable place for wildlife on rooftops above busy shopping district

London’s West End is a busy shopping metropolis where some of you may have ventured out to to do your Christmas shopping. But above the shop floors and high up on to the rooftops of some of these buildings is  a welcome space for flora and fauna to thrive. The team responsible for these green spaces is Wild West End – a partnership between West … Continue reading Wild West End: Creating a hospitable place for wildlife on rooftops above busy shopping district

WE(ED)S project aims to shift people’s relationship with edible plants

WE(ED)S is a project about shifting people’s relationship with edible plants otherwise known as weeds. The project, launched by the Hawai’i-based organisation Eating in Public, aims to challenge how people define weeds, and to “open a dialogue on how to reduce the dependency on capitalism, create a food secure future, and reclaim the commons – a space one enters via one’s labour, not wealth”. Many weeds … Continue reading WE(ED)S project aims to shift people’s relationship with edible plants

Regent’s Park Allotment Garden: A shining example of how anyone can grow their own food

Regent’s Park, one of London’s Royal Parks which stretches across Camden and Marylebone, is an abundant and thriving nature-scape in the heart of London. Having spent a lot of time at Regent’s Park as a kid engaged in a wide variety of activities – everything from playing hide and seek amongst the trees and shrubbery, boating on the lake, admiring the big cats at London Zoo, … Continue reading Regent’s Park Allotment Garden: A shining example of how anyone can grow their own food

Japan’s Sorado Farms, atop railway stations, encouraging commuters to grow their own food

Tokyo’s station buildings have opened up their rooftops to urban farmers, allowing commuters and locals to fit vegetable growing into their lifestyles. The Soradofarms were launched by East Japan Railway Company in 2010, when the first community garden was opened atop the JR Ebisu station building. Three square meter (33 square feet) garden plots rent for between 80,000 yen and 129,000 yen ($747 and $1200) per year, … Continue reading Japan’s Sorado Farms, atop railway stations, encouraging commuters to grow their own food

The Pothole Gardener “creating unexpected moments of happiness” and mini gardens in London’s potholes

Potholes may be blights on the road and pavements, but The Pothole Gardener Steve Wheen sees the beauty in them by filling them with what should really be there – nature. One of a growing number of people taking part in guerrilla gardening, whereby green fingered-enthusiasts go “undercover” to turn hidden spots of cities into mini gardens, Steve Wheen has been brightening up the cracks … Continue reading The Pothole Gardener “creating unexpected moments of happiness” and mini gardens in London’s potholes