All Blog Posts Tagged 'food' (24)

To Bee or not To Bee? Do it natur-ally

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Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 25, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Dodgy garlic and climbing nasturtiums

Easter weekend was dreich but I managed to round up a few people on Friday to work outdoors: planted potatoes in trenches in a…

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Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 10, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Doing food growing workshops on a Hackney housing estate

It's April and it's all go: picked up some soft fruit bushes from Hackney Marshes Tree Nursery today, getting free topsoil delivered on Friday (thanks to a combination of the people at Good Gym and the Master Gardeners network) and next week will get a pile of wood chip delivered free from a Hackney Parks contractor...

I have been running food growing workshops on my small housing estate in north Hackney, with the help of a neighbour, since the beginning of March, funded by a grant…

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Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 4, 2012 at 18:19 — No Comments

Food Growers meet Scrutiny Councillors

Monday evening saw the final meeting (before spring elections) of the Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission (an oversight body of the Council but lacking budgetary and policy decision making powers which are confined to Cabinet Members). Lack of political support for local food growing was indicated by the failure of Nargis Khan (Lab – cabinet member responsible for green space) to attend, as commented upon by chair Cllr Havey Odze (Con). Nevertheless local food growers were well…

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Added by Russell Miller on March 18, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

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