350ppm

You probably come across the figure 350ppm often these days. Have you wondered what it means?  This is the most important number on the planet and deserves your attention. 350ppm is the number that scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in “Parts Per Million” in our atmosphere. 350ppm —it’s the number…

Yarn Bomb Blast!

Traditionally poles, walls and fences have been the canvas for graffiti artists, but yarn bombing has changed the face of street art forever – not even seen as graffiti by most people, but as an entirely acceptable form of urban art. The basic idea is to wrap fibre (usually crochet or knitted yarn) around something…

Guerrilla Gardeners and Other Revolutionaries

I am surrounded by many very interesting (and occasionally rebellious) gardeners. They inspire me constantly and also teach me all sorts of interesting things – not least about growing food.  Often I write stories about them which is a great excuse to pick their brains and find out what makes their gardens tick – more…

Char’s Share Garden

“Even right in Howick, there are people with not enough to eat,” remarks my friend, Charlene Russell “I worry about the kids especially.” Realising that not everyone has the time or space to grow their own and hoping to inspire people to grow more food, she has created a Share Garden on the pavement outside…