People in the UK are often obsessed with lawns, spending around £54 million per year on lawn fertilisers, between £150 and £225 million on lawn mowers and strimmers! Most people will mow their lawn(s) anywhere from weekly to daily between March and October, in an attempt to keep the grass just millimetres long for that "perfect lawn" … Continue reading Lawns! What are the alternatives?
We had a little free time on a chilly but sunny Saturday, so went down to Sneintons vegan market with a few friends. After we consumed some wonderful food which included sumptuous piri piri Vork pie's, mouth watering sausage wraps from No Balony UK and delectable sweet treats including a delightful vegan bounty made by Willow & Dove we stumbled upon a wonderful stall which we had not seen before, the crop club, a social enterprise based in Loughborough which had some very interesting items on display!
Peat bogs are vital and beautiful for many species of birds, mammals, insects and plants! But our insatiable lust for this cheap, easy to produce growing media is leading to an alarming rate of habitat loss.
Hugelkultur is a German word which translates to hill culture or mound culture. This ancient system of agriculture is great for incorporating into a permaculture system.
You may wonder what id hedge laying and whats the point? Well laying hedges is an ancient traditional skill which has many benefits for wildlife and the health of your hedge. Read the full article to learn more about hedge laying.
Food security is an important topic in today's world. Growing with grace tackles sustainable, organic stock free food production whilst providing some great education.
Wildlife & Eco Gardens look for local crafts people who share similar principles. This week we found a local wood worker, using 100% recycled materials!
Forest gardening may not be a concept everyone is familiar with, but it is a wonderful concept for working with nature while still producing food/materials for use, in a sustainable manner.