I had a few conversations last week with people surprised to find out that chickweed is edible. Familiar to gardeners as a ubiquitous weed, up at Kilburn tube station where Transition Kensal to Kilburn has mini-allotment, our beds are full of them.
Michael Stuart, who is our resident urban foraging expert at the tube garden (he knows more than many people I know, anyway) told me a while ago that it's edible. Since then, we started referring to our weeding of chickweed as "harvesting",…Continue
Added by Sanchia Dunn on April 9, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments
Hello again... I promised to post some pictures of the habitat panel I made recently. Firstly a picture of what inspired me - a very simple, colourful panel I saw recently at the Ecobuild exhibition at the Excel centre.Continue
Added by Sanchia Dunn on April 2, 2013 at 23:21 — No Comments
I know Spring is a bad time for my long forgotten winter blogpost and pics. But I'll be brief.
If there's one type of plant (Angiosperms vs Bryophytes? I'll leave someone better informed to fight it out) that looks amazing in the depths of winter, it's moss. I know very little about them, but I love them at this time of year. They seem so vibrant and bursting with life at a time when everything else has gone a bit quiet and underground. So I have a bit of respect for them. For the kid…Continue
I'm usually more of a traditional female crafter & grafter, although it's mostly my food based skills that have seen a bit more action recently.
This was firstly in the form of some sloe & apple jam - both frozen after last autumn's harvest due to lack of time. Gorgeous colour, as expected, and similar to damson jam. I couldn't wait to taste it. But it had a strange dry, slightly grainy texture like smooth peanut butter, created or activated by…Continue
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I will be invigilating the Brent Artists' exhibition in the BAR gallery at Willesden Library on the afternoon of the 20th until 6pm and selling my poetry book "Son of the Glowing Nightsoil of the Concealed Emu". Iwould like to invite the wassailers to the exhibition yto see the art and then I can read them two poems about trousers,
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Added by Peter Murry on January 17, 2013 at 22:02 — No Comments
I am going to see a band called Breabach tonight at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. |They are a fantastic Scottish folk band and as it was St Andrews Day recently it is sure to be a lot of fun. A few people have dropped out so there are 4 FREE tickets going if anyone would like to come. See the event details at…Continue
Added by Jennifer Rea on December 1, 2012 at 10:43 — No Comments
I was out on Hampstead Heath yesterday for work (honest). I decided to walk back towards Swiss Cottage for my weekly swim when something made me stop in my tracks. I don't think I've ever seen a kiwi vine in flower in real life, and certainly wasn't expecting to see one in London.
But this vine was so healthy looking and laden that it hung right over the pavement, which why I noticed them. See the photo's below.…Continue
I take it that the pictures on the home page were from the event that took place last night? I really wanted to go along to this but I was too ill. Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone needed any ongoing assistance with gardening on the weekends, either in allotments, at home or whatever? Please contact me via the site.
Hello - just wondered if anyone has any tips on where might be good to go sloe picking around North London? Thanks for your help!
This was a great event, which I wrote up for Queen's Park Books website
Please read about it and Resurgence magazine there.
Lots of us were there from the group - we should have been wearing the t-shirts though! The shop was packed, which shows what interest there is locally in activities such as ours, but quite a few members of the audience hadn't heard of us. …Continue
Added by Elaine Henderson on July 23, 2012 at 16:09 — No Comments
I have several bags of chopped up wood from felled trees and an old shed roof which would be suitable for burning in a wood stove or making a log pile. They are in my front garden, bagged and ready for taking away. Just let me know if you would like them. Marjory
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I organize social events around food and comedy style story telling.
Though a gardener I am more interested in the necessary social transition: we human beings living in the Western World, need to learn again how to be together.
We often need the pretext of something to do to meet other people.
We share what we are... but not enough. Getting in touch, respecting mutual boundaries but getting in touch anyway!!! Not just from far, hello…Continue
Added by jean-marc pierson on April 22, 2012 at 8:58 — No Comments
This project was born out of my experiences of having my first child, and how much it made me question myself and everything i thought was normal.
I couldn't help but be drawn to reading books looking at parenting practices, and deciphering them was hard. I started to realise that we (mothers and fathers) don't trust ourselves anymore to do the…
I am looking to rent out my studio space on Loveridge Road, NW6 for at least 2 months, maybe more..
There is 1200 sq ft of high natural lit studio space shared between 3 other wonderful artists (one of whom is only part-time). There is one space available to be used 24/7 if needed. There is a small kitchen and sitting area with mini library!
Please get in touch to arrange a viewing. It is available from 20th March.
Added by Lucy Portman on March 20, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
Unfortunately the classes are no longer available at Kilburn (or Kensal as it is closed) although they did run quite successfully for 2 years or so.
I no longer work there but I did approach the library to see if I could continue with the class anyway,sadly they have turned me down because of the impending refurbishment....in May apparently.
However, I would still be glad to run the class somewhere...any suggestions for locations and times?
I do have time on my…Continue
We have a couple of bags of strong smelling lawn fertiliser to give away at the South Kilburn allotment that was left over from 10 years ago. If interested please email michael dot stuart6 at gmail.com or turn up Wednesday between 2.30 and 4.30
Added by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on March 7, 2012 at 19:54 — No Comments