Urban Farming Initiatives

From the latest Springwise newsletter: Peer-to-peer garden sharing Community based urban farming Grocer launches rooftop garden

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Mitchell Joachim: Don’t build your home, grow it!

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Succulent flower

This beautiful little succulent is currently flowering – can anyone identify it and provide any more information about it? For example, is it from South Africa? If so, where? Karoo?

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Tree fern and friend

Last year we bought a tree fern in a pot for the patio (they’re imported into the UK) – and they’re sold for anything between £20 to £40 “per foot”. I think we paid about £60 for ours. It had a happy summer until the fronds slowly died as it got colder towards the end […]

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Chemical Free Farming

Mr Kanjanga is a farmer from Ntcheu District in Phambala, Malawi. In 1975, having seen the deteriorating effect that the application of chemical fertilisers was having on his crops, he decided to return to the composting techniques he had seen used by his father in the 1930s. His crops started to improve so significantly that […]

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