Just seven says to go before we vote on our next mayor!
FOE and Greenpeace have done a great bit of analysis, looking at the the four main candidates’ records and commitments on the environment. They've ranked the candidates on air pollution, aviation, energy and energy efficiency, green spaces, climate change and transport.…Continue
Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 25, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Join the Bee Cause!
As you probably know, b ees are in trouble. Three of the 25 species of British bumblebee are already extinct and half of the remainder have shown serious declines, often up to 70%, since the 1970s. Unfortunately, the reasons are complicated and not clearly enough understood.
Added by Katherine Pitt on April 24, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
"No Hackney High Rise" the campaign group opposing the development of a 10 storey tower block at 22-44 London Lane, is delighted that the application was refused by Hackney Council at the planning meeting on 18th April. In an email to supporters they say:
"We are delighted that the council has listened to local residents. We have worked on our objection to this development for the last three years and our campaign…Continue
This afternoon, when the arb contractor dumped a mountain of wood chip in the car park in front of our community garden, the sky was leaden and it was pouring with rain. Everyone else on my estate was dry indoors, and I felt pretty miserable as I started shoveling the chippings into a barrow on my own...but within ten minutes the rain had stopped, the sun was out, and…Continue
This is a girdled mining bee (Andrena labiata). First seen at Abney last April I was delighted to re-acquaint myself with these little wonders on Wednesday. Even more delighted that the 3 on Weds had become 20 by today! They all appear to be males anxiously awaiting females. The males were loitering in the area in front of the…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on April 13, 2012 at 20:42 — No Comments
Added by Russell Miller on April 13, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments
Easter weekend was dreich but I managed to round up a few people on Friday to work outdoors: planted potatoes in trenches in a bed (leaving hillocks for later earthing up), and in a large green recycling bag, and transplanted lettuces (poking a stick through the…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 4, 2012 at 18:19 — No Comments
Trade School London at FARM:shop Dalston throughout April
Trade School London
At Trade School anyone can offer to teach a class, and students barter items, resources and skills to attend. Equal value is placed on big ideas, practical skills and experiential knowledge. No money changes hands as we revalue what we own or know, and can share with others.
Added by Michael Calderbank on April 2, 2012 at 11:46 — No Comments