What could be more fascinating than an entire country going 100% organic? The Danish government has announced that it will convert the entire country’s agriculture into organic and sustainable farming, making it the first country in the world to become 100% organic.
Denmark is the most developed country in the world when it comes to organic products and their trade with the world but that’s not what the Danish government is settl….
There are approximately seven billion people on the planet who need to eat. Human agriculture takes an enormous toll on the planet. From water draws to energy use, global agriculture is being recognized as a major contributor to climate change.
Thankfully more people around the world are rethinking urban agriculture. By growing food where we live, we can decrease the energy used by shipping food around the world. Urban gardens and farms make our food as “local” as you can get it. It also means we are eating the fresh…
We are proud to be able to run the allotments in an easy going manner that we hope benefits everyone fairly. Some things we need to manage are controlled by rules set by the Council or in law, so we sometimes have to be more rigid in what we can do. Having structures on your plot is one of those areas, however, over the years, the Committee has come a long way in being able to relax the rules around what structures you can have on your plot. It is a fine balance between having a set of useful structures, and having too many which can create problems within the community and residents living near to the plot.
Below are the rules for sheds, greenh…
As I write this our sitting room is occupied by a gaggle of grandchildren and their parents and the noise level is amazing – but we have all enjoyed the cake (created by Granny) and the atmosphere is splendid – for the moment at least! A fine end to the weekend hopefully setting us up for the week to come.
Overall, the past week was a good one. We lost no sheep, the barn is now complete, we have been successful in our application for funding (partial) for a state of the art sheep handling system and we have had some rain.
The barn with its ‘wings’ looks massive; we now have to cle….