Friday, the 29th of June, was D-Day, and the invitation went out to our friends and through our networks for the opening of the Skip Garden, which was to be included as part of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture degree show and the London Architecture Festival. This was also the day we needed to move out of our old Skip Garden site and so that evening a large van full of leftover materials would be driven down our campsite on Pertwood Organic Farm for a much-needed volunteering weekend. On the Thursday before, I pick my way carefully across the site of the new Skip Garden... and my heart sinks.Read More
The Dutch – dontcher just love em!
Notwithstanding our impressive Programme Director Nicole Van den Eijnde I’ve a new Low Countries hero, Marc van Rijsselberghe. For those of you that didn’t see the article in The Observer on 19 October 2014 ‘Humble spud set to start a world food revolution’by Tracy McVeigh I thought I’d better enlighten you, writes Paul Richens.
I find this story a vindication of my disdain for GM production methods and an affirmation of working with nature.Read More