Wildflower meadow or cornfield?

SEED SAVING FOR BEGINNERS

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I had a good conversation with Brian Mulley today. He thinks the Environment Centre should be assigning seed varieties for development by various community gardens. I like the ambition. I prefer to think that this year the community gardens around here will decide what to grow for themselves, see what they liked and was successful […]

Wildflower meadow or cornfield?

New Youth project starting in New Malden

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Look out for a new youth project starting soon in New Malden. The Oxygen project is supporting young people running after schools projects and schools knife crime awareness, working with marginalised and disadvantaged youth. Their new shop is on 117 New Malden High Street and will include upcycling of furniture and clothing, and new business […]

Wildflower meadow or cornfield?

Permaculture

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Permaculture foundation weekend course, May 12-13, at  Kingston Environment Centre: using a vibrant combination of theory and practice, our foundation course will introduce you to observation techniques; natural systems and patterns; ethics and principles of permaculture; permaculture design tools. The course is informative and interactive. You will leave having designed a permaculture space, putting into practice everything you […]

Wildflower meadow or cornfield?

Norwegian Plastic bottle recycling system could be adopted by UK

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A piece of potential good news by the BBC this morning. Norway has a bottle recycling system that recycles 97% of its plastic bottles. This could be adopted in the UK, and Scotland has already commited in principle to adopting such a scheme. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42953038 For local information about plastics and campaigning to end single-use plastic […]