Tag: permaculture

With Festival Season in Full Flow Shambala’s Lynne Davis Breaks Down How to Fight the Food System

It’s troubling to think about how a growing population will be fed in the future, in the face of urbanisation and climate change. But perhaps the solutions we’re seeking are already on plates. Agroecological farming is the most common way of living and farming to the global population and is the source of most of…

A visit to Queens Wood Cafe Garden

Back in Spring CFGN went to meet grower Poppy at the Queens Wood Cafe community garden in Muswell Hill as part of the mapping project of community food activities in London.   Spring was in full swing and blue bells had just exploded through the litter layer of the woods- a subtle reminder of the effect of green space in the city after a tube journey and walk along the main road.

The garden began in 1998 at the same time the derelict lodge building was brought back to life as the Queens Wood Cafe.  Behind the cafe and in an enclave of trees the former lodge keeper’s garden was found and a well nurtured healthy soil.  During the visit a number of woods walkers took solace on the benches in the garden to read, sit, and observe the activities of the horticultural space and wildlife.