African Gardens in the UK Ingenious TipsContol odours!Add some sawdust and woodash (in small quantities) on the top of your compost or liquid fertiliser to keep nasty fumes at bay.Wiggly waysFor a speedy and lively composting experience, start a wormery! Buy a worm bin and watch your organic waste wiggle into compost. Ingenious TipsButt outMinimise energy use by saving rain water in a water butt. Garden Planting Guide, Schedule, and Tips Choosing Seed Varieties Part of the enjoyment of planning your garden is choosing which seed varieties you want to grow. Choosing varieties that work best for your growing conditions and take advantage of your environment will ultimately decide the outcome of your growing experience. Below are a few tips when selecting your vegetable, herb and flower seeds. Vegetables: Selecting your veggies before you design your garden will help ensure you have the correct amount of room and the best growing conditions. For smaller gardens choose bush varieties that take up less room. For shorter growing seasons try fast maturing varieties that can produce maximum yields for your growing season.
DIY Bird Feeder From A Recycled Bottle There are many stylish handmade bird feeders on the market nowadays. If you don’t want to spend money on such thing than you can make one by yourself. Some wood, a hook, some wire, a plastic bottle and a glass bottle with a screw cap are things you need for that. You’ll get something you can hang anywhere in your backyard that will refill automatically when birds feast on it. Busy woman's eyes are tingling Last update: 6.10.13 First posted: 6.10.13 by Mary in busywoman Blimey it’s hard work in France, to much to look at, far far too much. Stuff everywhere, some frighteningly the same as any city anywhere, lush, body shop, and all that jazz. Some very different. like this big building, with veg lying about artfully everywhere.
DAUME - Projet - Durabilité des agricultures urbaines en Méditerranée The DAUME project analyzes the dynamics and methods of governing agriculture in the urban and peri-urban regions. The stakes in this endeavor are particularly intense surrounding the Mediterranean since the principal agricultural lands, indispensable to the life of the inhabitants and the preservation of natural resources, are located on coastal plains where urban pressure is similarly concentrated. The challenge therefore is to integrate agriculture with urban development in the practices of regional organizations and in local public policy over the long term. The DAUME project proposes to contribute to this objective in a dual fashion: interdisciplinary (urban/agriculture) and international (North and South banks of the Mediterranean Sea).
3 Ways to Display Your Raspberry Pi On a Monitor Or TV Back in the 1980s and 1990s, home computers didn’t rely on dedicated monitors to display operating systems, applications and games. In those days, things were far simpler. Instead of paying extra for a monitor, the majority of home computer and console owners were happy to use their televisions.
Carrot City - Home Welcome to the Carrot City website! Carrot City is a research initiative that explores how design can enable the production of food in cities. It examines the relationships between design and urban food systems according to five categories: City, Community & Knowledge, Housing, Rooftops and Components for growing. kitchen garden update....#2 This morning I was looking at some of the pictures we took of our new kitchen garden just a couple of months ago. I can't believe how much our garden has grown! Come on in the gate and take a look... The lemon thyme that we planted on the sides of the raised beds add some softness to the gravel path. It's exactly what was needed...
Incredible Edible Todmorden Last update: 4.06.12 First posted: 4.06.12 by Estelle in The Green Route Its here at last and all the incredible sculptures and artworks like this uplifting giant mural by Weston Hammond honouring the bee at Library lock are in place. Pollinators are at the heart of all growing so let’s celebrate them all today City Harvest home The City Harvest website collects information on the wide range of benefits associated with urban agriculture, aiming to strengthen the movement in the UK and across the globe. On the site you will find a host of publications documenting the social, educational, environmental, economic and health-related effects of urban agriculture as well as case studies which provide working examples of these benefits in action. City Harvest is for everyone interested in food growing and sustainability and aims to be particularly useful for anyone who is looking for “hard” evidence to support urban agriculture related projects. Read more about City Harvest Highlighted projects
XBMC - Raspbian Instructions for building XMBC from source are below, but they will take over 12 hours to compile on the Pi. If this doesn't interest you and you just want a working, binary XBMC package, one is being built and provided by Michael Gorven. It can be installed by following the instructions in his blog post. The following instructions were derived from instructions passed to me from Obsy on the #raspbian IRC channel. These instructions document the steps necessary to build XBMC in Raspbian. These steps are not optimal and need to be refined, but they do result in a working build of XBMC that seems to work well within Raspbian.
9 Healing Herbs You Can Grow at Home by Gaye Levy, Contributor Herbs have been used for centuries to soothe and to heal. According to Wikipedia: ”Herbs have long been used as the basis of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, with usage dating as far back as the first century CE and before. Medicinal use of herbs in Western cultures has its roots in the Hippocratic (Greek) elemental healing system, based on a quaternary elemental healing metaphor.”
Build Your Own Raised Beds February 24th, 2009 Email 257 users recommend You can build this 4x8 raised bed with basic carpentry skills (see the instructions on page two, at the end of this article). Rosalind Wanke Each raised bed takes about half an hour to build, once you have your materials together. Even more of a buzzzzzz one year on Last update: 22.07.13 First posted: 21.07.13 by Estelle in Bees One year ago we set out to make a route to bring visitors into our town centre, to help bees and provide fun information for children about these buzzing plant buddies, like this very popular play hive It seems to have been a roaring success on all counts, with an increase in both visitors and bees. We are seeing a lot of the wild variety like the tree bumble bees Bombus hypnorum, also known as the “new garden bumble bee”, they have made their nests in several empty bird houses in peoples gardens, they are very docile friendly bees and great pollinators so are a tremendous asset to any garden. We think the rise in numbers is down to all the wonderful bee friendly planting around town by IET and even more by the wonderful Tod in Bloom group who have planted great swathes of bees favourite flowers.