What? My Homegrown Cabbages are Patented?!

What? My Homegrown Cabbages are Patented?!

This probably sounds like a completely ridiculous question, but I’m afraid this is not as far-fetched as it first appears. Whether you grow your own veggies or not, our whole food system is becoming monopolised and it could well be that those crunchy green cabbages...
Growing Your Own Vertical Garden

Growing Your Own Vertical Garden

What is a Vertical Garden? A vertical garden is very similar to a vertical farm, which is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers, such as in a skyscraper, used warehouse, or shipping container. The modern ideas of vertical farming use indoor...
An Intro to No-Dig Gardening

An Intro to No-Dig Gardening

Image by Carlin Joe – Creative Commons License What is No-Dig Gardening? The idea of no-dig gardening was established by an Australian called Esther Deans. It was originally both developed as a labour conserving concept, and as a  method to rejuvenate badly...
How to Grow Food in Containers (Part 1)

How to Grow Food in Containers (Part 1)

How to Grow Food in Containers Do you want to know how to grow food in small spaces? Growing organic food in containers is one of the most rewarding pastimes and I’ve grown my own produce for years and have had plenty of successes (and failures!) but the one thing...