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The Market Gardens of Hackney

May 11, 2012
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The Market Gardens of Hackney

 Growing City had a chat with Paul Bradbury, grower at Growing Communities about the joys of the city growing scheme…   As the grower at Growing Communities, I have the enviable job of running two of our three market gardens.  The gardens are on Hackney park land (Springfield, Allens and Clissold) and between them produce...

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Finding local food at the Chatsworth Market

May 8, 2012
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With so much selection for food grown in Britain, I was curious to see how many of the vendors at the nearby Chatsworth Market sourced their products from within a 100-mile radius of London. Although there was little from farms within London itself, producers...

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Growing at home for self-sufficiency: The data

May 8, 2012
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Growing at home for self-sufficiency: The data

One of the best things about growing your own food, despite living in the capital, is that feeling of self-sufficiency. With a branch of Tescos on every corner, it’s hardly surprising that most people live out of the shops rather than eat their own...

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“The eggs are cracking” – why we should all have chickens in our back yards

May 8, 2012
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“The eggs are cracking” – why we should all have chickens in our back yards

Most people have probably considered growing a bit of cress or parsley on their window sills; maybe even a tomato plant. But how many people take urban farming to the...

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Q&A with vegetable gardener Francis Smith

May 7, 2012
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Francis Smith was born just after his parents founded Veggies in 1984. They ran the vegan catering service straight out of the family kitchen throughout his childhood – it’s...

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Ændrew’s top Chelsea Fringe picks

May 7, 2012
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The Chelsea Fringe is an event running from 19 May 2012 to 10 June 2012 celebrating local gardening initiatives and meant to be an alternative to the better-known and...

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