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Summer time growing

31 Jul

Best lettuce you ever taste

With a new job my time committed to the garden has been dramatically restricted for summer time growing. I am still finding time to come most days to look after the plants and keep the garden productive. Tony’s strategy is working well and we are fulfilling his vision of making the garden 4 times as […]

Real Food

5 May

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates Give your body food what it needs and you will be healthy. Take away food it doesn’t need an heal yourself. Food is not just for body it is also for mind and this is where trouble is coming from. Our civilization became […]

Guerilla Gardener

28 Apr

Guerilla Gardener

Guerilla Gardener from South Los Angeles Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” “Growing your food […]

Three plants which clean indoor air

22 Apr

Researcher Kamal Meattle and his extensive research reveals three plants which clean indoor air in homes or offices. As a case study office building in New Dehli where 300 people work was filled with 1200 plants. These plants include Areca palm, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, and a “Money Plant”. These plants are used to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, […]

Spring urban growing time

22 Apr

red frills mustard flowering

Time is flying and almost a year passed since last spring when I’ve got involved into urban growing in NCAD garden. The derelict site changed a great deal since I arrived and now it is ready to become an Organic Market Garden. What people can’t really see is huge amount of compost and organic matter which […]

NCAD Urban Garden Culture file

22 Feb

Ncad Urban Garden featured in Culture file on RTE Lyrics The future of gardening, with self-styled guerrilla composter, Tony Lowth, the horticultural brains behind NCAD’s Garden Farm. In every secret garden, a compost heap. The footsoldiers of a foodie revolution at NCAD talk kale and relational aesthetics.

Building Urban Garden

23 Dec

Building Urban Garden is not an easy task. It is now about 7 months since I have got involved into NCAD garden. The site changed a great deal since I arrived. What people can’t really see is huge amount of compost and organic matter which was carried in couple of wheelbarrows by volunteers. All this […]

Time’s up by Keith Farnish

3 Oct

Keith Farnish and his book Time’s up is another eye-opening book which came into my hands. I started to read it’s free ebook version called ‘A matter of scale’ which you can find here or download. After reading it I just had to buy a copy to support Keith and to pass it around my […]

Charles Dowding’s NoDig Garden

3 Oct

growers

No Dig Market Garden course with Charles Dowding is over. My head is overflowing with new knowledge and new ideas. I enjoyed hospitality and great food from grown by Charles and prepared by Steph. Charles is growing organic food for about 30 years. Most of this time he is developing a No-dig approach to farming. […]

Urban Organic Farm Dublin

31 Jul

no-dig raised beds

This is Urban Organic Farm Dublin. At the moment it is still under construction and no-dig method of organic farming is being followed. We are getting ready to open the garden for people interested to get involved. Creating an Urban Organic Farm in Dublin centre is not an easy job. A lot of creatures are […]