January 2013 Blog Posts (9)

The Tree week 11

THE TREE week 11 :  Thurs 31 Jan 2013

In the eleventh week The Tree features in some paste-ups across the road from the farm where it lives. Plus in this photo The Tree itself can also be seen in the background at the right hand edge of the frame.



Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on January 31, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

So long, and thanks for all the kale


Misplaced modesty had prevented me from updating my blog about the edible garden on our housing estate (Lordship North) to say that it won 2 awards last year: Hackney in Bloom Best Community (volunteer) Garden, and 2nd prize in Capital Growth Grow…


Added by Stephanie Irvine on January 28, 2013 at 15:58 — No Comments


Apologies if this is old news to some of you, but it's new news to me and I thought it worth sharing nonetheless


“I don’t want to buy new stuff all the time. I want to hack the stuff I already have so it works better for me.”

Sugru is the…


Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on January 25, 2013 at 13:23 — 1 Comment

The Tree : end of week 9

... The Tree is a one year collaborative project, alternating weekly between Russell Higgs and cAt Monstersmith.

The Tree was initially believed to be a Tree Of Heaven, but is since identified as Robinia Pseudoacacia, commonly known as the Black Locust, and is situated @ Hackney City Farm ...…


Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on January 21, 2013 at 17:52 — No Comments

PTLLS training - free

from Woodberry Works. Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector. Teacher/assessor course. For Hackney residents who are unemployed.


  • roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning
  • understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning
  • using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in lifelong learning
  • principles of assessment in lifelong learning



Added by Jo Homan on January 19, 2013 at 23:19 — No Comments

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. Rachel Armstrong - Earth’s Bright Future


Living Architecture

Rachel Armstrong innovates and designs sustainable solutions for the built and natural environment using advanced new technologies such as, Synthetic Biology – the rational…


Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on January 17, 2013 at 21:57 — No Comments

IDEAS: coming soon Self-Driving Cars as environmental allies

"the real potential of these cars is we have a transportation system that is much better on the environment because it allows more people to use vehicles in a very different way,"

"One of the big potentials is that it changes the urban landscape because you can have your car drive to where you are and pick you up, as opposed to needing to park your car within a mile of…


Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on January 17, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Transform: Edible East - Funding available to transform derelict land into food growing spaces

Groundwork London, London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), and the London Wildlife Trust have received funding from the City Bridge Trust, Defra, SITA Trust, and the Big Lottery Fund's Local Food Programme to transform 70 areas of derelict land in the Olympic host boroughs (Barking & Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets,…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on January 11, 2013 at 18:10 — No Comments

Healthy rivers for East London

I didn't need any convincing that East London’s rivers are the most polluted in Britain. I walked from Stratford Station this morning to the Lea. The first polluted stretch of water was the Waterworks River as it passed under the High Street. Brown and white bubbles frothed the surface. Once I had reported it to the Environment Agency (0800 80 70 60) I walked down the Lea, south of the A11 junction with…


Added by Theo Thomas on January 2, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

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