Now is the time for spring greens including nettles, chickweed and other fresh bitter flavoured wild herbs. A recipe for nettle soup is here Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle (although not all plants of this species sting) or nettle leaf, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. It is … Continue reading It’s nettle time of year
So what is permablitz? Whatever it is, or was, it was FUN! These are the ethics behind permaculture design: Care of the earth. Care for people. Fair share. They are ethics that reach way beyond growing things. A bunch of us came together early last Sunday (well, 10am) to help extend our low maintenance, productive and nature-friendly forest … Continue reading #Permablitz
Who'd have thought we'd get sweet juicy melons from our Peckham garden? I don't know what variety it is but it had light veining on the skin and a delicious fragrance. It has been growing all summer in the polytunnel so we'll save seed ( shouldn't have cross pollinated) to grow and enjoy again next … Continue reading Sweet sunday melons
The market isn't a regular slot but we wanted to get out into the big wide world of Peckham and show people what we do. We got a great reception and have raised funds for the garden through the sale of plants, plant labels and flower bouquets. Saturday 5th July we'll be at Camberwell farmers … Continue reading The market stall
Salads ready to to go, seedlings waiting patiently. Peckham is growing.... We grow for local cafes, restaurants, community groups and for anyone who comes to volunteer. We'll be holding a plant swap / giveaway in June (donate if you wish) and we'll also be at local markets down Peckham and Camberwell way.....Any money raised brings … Continue reading Shhh….can you hear it? Peckham is definitely growing….
Herbs and wildflowers establishing on our hugel mounds. Species here include white clover, borage, milk thistle, cut leaf cranesbill, yarrow, purple dead nettle, daisy, cleavers. Great mullein, marigold, purple dead nettle, blue and white borage, sow thistle.
As part of the Land Centre network (http://www.permaculture.org.uk/land), we've just been up north to Manchester and Salford to see some amazing projects, meet up with other Land Centre people, share juicy knowledge of permaculture and think about the International Permaculture convergence which will be happening in London in September 2015. One of the places we … Continue reading Biospheres, aquaspheres, forests and food