Growing food
Young Growers

The Government Should Offer Food Growing Sessions in Every School

You can’t beat the look of wonder on a child’s face when they harvest their first carrot from the ground or collect fresh eggs from the hen house, and with more and more children not knowing where their grub comes from, now is the time for action! Will you help? What we are asking the government to do is simple. We want access for all school aged children to grow food within the school environment Read more…

Bridewell Organic Gardens
Organic

How gardening helps mental health – help me help Bridewell Organic Gardens

How gardening helps mental health is something that seems so obvious to me now, but although I originally trained in horticulture back in the late 90’s, I still found my mood hitting rock bottom a few years ago. I was suffering from anxiety and depression, something that drove me to the point of planning to take my own life. I remember the morning clearly. I had recently been referred to local therapeutic horticultural charity, Bridewell Read more…

Allotments

How to manage an allotment the LAZY way!

Ahh the allotment… Its a feeling like no other and one that is hard to explain – especially to other non plot dwellers. If you are not careful it will have you up in the middle of the night with excitement and the urge to flick through the pages of the most recent seed catalogue planning next seasons crop. Its the calling to the soil and to a more simpler way of life which at some Read more…

Thrupp Canal Cruising Club
Thrupp

Thrupp, Oxfordshire in the snow

Snow in Thrupp 10th December 2017 Getting the car out of the village today with the family aboard will be far too risky so we are staying put, but I did get out to take these few pictures though. The one above is of Canal Road in Thrupp. These are currently winter moorings where visiting boats stay for the season. In the summer they are great 7 day moorings for boaters visiting the area. Its Read more…

Holy Cross Shipton on Cherwell
Shipton on Cherwell

Shipton on Cherwell in the snow

Snow in Shipton on Cherwell 10th December 2017 I thought I would pop out quickly this morning and take a few pictures of the snow here in Shipton on Cherwell. I was going to be off to the new allotment this morning, but the white stuff has put the dampers on that for this gardener. It will have to be a morning in front of the fire then with the family. Maybe a Christmas movie? Read more…

Poetry

Greater…

We live in a busy world full of living things, Trees, beings, moss and even the stones to which it clings. It is all alive and never alone, And how its all connected is now starting to be known. The trees in the forests, the organisms we’re yet to discover, They are all connected to us and to one another. This journey is clearer when we see our lives together, And understand to ourselves from Read more…