Top 10 exotic and unusual foods to grow at home

February 5, 2012
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Top 10 exotic and unusual foods to grow at home

Urban farming starts at home – and growing your own produce doesn’t just mean herbs and cress. Here’s our Top 10 tropical and unusual foods which you can grow in the comfort of your own bedroom! (Click the links to find out more about how to grow each plant.)   Bananas – The tropical...

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Community Growing Schemes with Mike Wohl

February 5, 2012
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Growing City got in touch with Mike Wohl, founder of Let’s Go, Let’s Grow – a project to motivate and support young people in Westminster, Finsbury Park and Islington to grow fruit and veg in the city. Here is what he had to say… To you a pile of muck. To me it is...

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A volunteer’s tour at Hackney City Farm

February 4, 2012
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A volunteer’s tour at Hackney City Farm

Volunteering at Hackney City FarmĀ is funded by the Shoreditch Trust, Jack Petchy Foundation and The Tudor Trust and is a very successful scheme that inspires many youths to learn about being green in the city. The volunteering programme consists of free gardening sessions and a mini farmer’s club which are great ways for the...

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Concrete Jungle

January 3, 2012
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Concrete Jungle

Tree lovers have united to celebrate a successful fundraising campaign that supports the growth of over three hundred trees in King’s Cross. John Ashwell, of Wharfdale Road made a plea to residents for funding to help maintain the trees he spent ten years growing. The King’s Cross community were so impressed by his work...

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How to: grow mushrooms without fancy equipment

December 15, 2011
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The Basic Version: Baby Buttons or plump portobellos Button and portobello mushrooms are simple to grow, classic and delicious. If you grow your own, you can also choose whether to eat them young and fresh, or leave them until they develop a richer, mature flavour. Why wouldn’t you? Equipment: 60cm x 90cm growing tray,...

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Plants at Alara: the treasures we found by the railway tracks

December 15, 2011
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