• Wellbeing and changing the city with containers 14 comments

    At first glance, growing food in containers at home might seem like just a fun hobby with the bonus of a few freshly grown veg. However, in my experience working with hundreds of other container growers over the last eight years, it can also support change at much deeper levels. It has potential to support real change in [...]

  • Nine ways food growing can help you meet neighbours 9 comments

    Big cities are not always the easiest places in which to feel part of your local community. But growing food can be a great way to break down the barriers. Here are nine tricks you can use to engage more with your community through growing food  in containers. Food growing is a common language - [...]

  • Inspiring video: a subversive plot 1 comment

    This inspiring short talk by Roger Doirin offers a compelling case for food growing in small spaces. Brilliant. A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard        

  • A recipe to meet neighbours 6 comments

    I'm a massive fan of all the benefits that growing food at home can offer you - the fresh harvests on the doorstep, the pleasure of seeing beautiful plants on concrete, giving home grown produce to friends and neighbours.... the list goes on. But one of my biggest and most welcome surprises is how it [...]

  • The Wild Roof Garden 1 comment

    There's many benefits of growing food at home on a balcony or window sill. One of these can be the chance to get a bit closer to wildlife. The variety of insect and animal visitors can be amazing! Here, writer Helen Babbs shares some of her experience and tips for encouraging wildlife to your small [...]

  • Morning bliss: alpine strawberries in bed 0 comments

    Our son, Leo, (16 months) loves the strawberries growing in the container on our bedroom window sill. Every morning we harvest the new berries together. What a wonderful way to start the day.