Stephanie Irvine's Blog (5)

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…

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

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

 

(Pic: R Miller)

Following on from Katherine Pitt's bee…

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

April showers and Good Gym

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…

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Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 20, 2012 at 16:17 — 1 Comment

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 bed (leaving hillocks for later earthing up), and in a large green recycling bag, and transplanted lettuces (poking a stick through the…

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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

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