Monday, June 29, 2009

Winter Babies

These two babies are the FIRST fruits of my dwarf Meyer Lemon. After anxiously watching them grow for the past 9 months I can't just EAT them can I? Maybe I'll make a lemon cake to stretch out the excitement.

No such angst with these beauties - so-far looking like a lifetime supply!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Where to start? Try composting

Composting seems like a good beginning. For a start its free and composting reduces greenhouse emissions by a kilo, for each kilo of green-waste not put into landfill. And did I mention  the fabulous stuff it makes for the garden?  I find worm farming very manageable. Worms seem to cope with a bit of neglect when life gets busy. Other sorts of composting need (a little) more planning if you want to get any product from it. Northey Street City Farm run regular 10 week horticultural courses that can get you feeling confident in the garden - highly recommended.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Our modern life seems full of guilt and pressures. Living simply -  sustainability should mean freedom from a complicated existence yet anyone who has tried to reuse -reduce in any meaningful way knows simplicity is not that simple. Nearly twelve months ago neighbours of the Kenmore District got together to support each other in the process of transition to a simpler way of living. This Blog is our diary of our journey.