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

Plant Asylum: Plant shelter in Utrecht helping to rehouse plants through adoption

House Plants, as themselves sentient beings, need TLC. But for those unable to provide care, the Plant Asylums in Utrecht is providing shelter to plants that are discarded or brought into the shelter. Plant Asylum sets out to nurture the plants back to health – have them bloom and grow again – until they are ready to be “rehoused” with a new owner. Plants are … Continue reading Plant Asylum: Plant shelter in Utrecht helping to rehouse plants through adoption

7 Tips for reducing Waste in your Garden — ecogreenlove

Garden waste can be a big problem if you don’t take care of it properly. You might find yourself filling up rubbish sacks every week with everything you can throw away – or worse, it could be building up on your land and staying there. To keep your garden neat and reduce waste, try these seven tips. via 7 Tips for reducing Waste in your Garden … Continue reading 7 Tips for reducing Waste in your Garden — ecogreenlove

RHS Urban Garden Show offering inspiration for sprucing up indoors with nature

If you want to spruce up your interiors and stay connected with nature indoors, then head to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Urban Garden Show this weekend. Expert growers from across the UK will be exhibiting and selling tropical houseplants, seasonal blooms and spring flowering bulbs. This year’s events take place at RHS Lindley Hall and RHS Lawrence Hall in Westminster from 27-28 October. Visitors interested in the more … Continue reading RHS Urban Garden Show offering inspiration for sprucing up indoors with nature

The EcoGarden: A smart interactive ecosystem to grow your own herbs and veggies indoors

The EcoGarden, a combination of a smart miniature greenhouse and a self-cleaning aquarium, is a smart interactive ecosystem capable of growing a variety of fresh herbs and veggies all year round. Created by Swedish-based business Ecobloom, The EcoGarden was developed to “reconnect people with nature and empower them to grow smarter” by combining technology and nature in a seamless way. The smart ecosystem enables growers to monitor and control … Continue reading The EcoGarden: A smart interactive ecosystem to grow your own herbs and veggies indoors

Gardening With Children’s interactive classroom aims to plant the gardening seed in kids

Gardening With Children is an interactive classroom, allotment plot, and hobby garden with the aim to teach children about gardening and how to grow your own. A resource for schools and parents, Gardening with Children includes games for children from the ages of 5-9; fact sheets for teachers to use in classrooms; and gardening suggestions for parents to do with their children. Gardening is a … Continue reading Gardening With Children’s interactive classroom aims to plant the gardening seed in kids

Hip Hop Garden using music to engage young people in community, nature and sustainable living

Hip Hop Garden is an innovative education model that combines hip hop and the environment to educate and empower young people to be healthy, entrepreneurial and grow their communities. The course, which is aimed at 15-25 year olds, offers a mixture of education, personal growth and skills development in teaching young people to “use music to grow their communities”. Modules include Diet and Nutrition, Permaculture, Green Economy and … Continue reading Hip Hop Garden using music to engage young people in community, nature and sustainable living

Alexandra Nurseries: A secret garden centre in Penge

One of the greenest cities in the world, London also has its fair share of independent garden centres and plant shops. Alexandra Nurseries, in South London’s Penge, tucked away from the high street may well be small in size – offering a small garden centre, a cafe and a gift shop – but it is a powerful player within the local community, championing sustainability. With … Continue reading Alexandra Nurseries: A secret garden centre in Penge