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

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

VILD MAD: Foraging app and initiative aims to connect people to nature through wild food

VILD MAD – Danish for Wild Food – is a comprehensive and free resource for people to learn about and explore nature through wild food. The initiative includes an app in Danish and in English, a website, a curriculum for Danish schools, and foraging workshops offered by 50 rangers  across Denmark. Launched by restaurateur and chef, René Redzepi of Noma fame, last year – VILD MAD has mapped the … Continue reading VILD MAD: Foraging app and initiative aims to connect people to nature through wild 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