On the up…

Big day last Friday as the main growing section of the polytunnel got fitted out! Thanks to the kind loaning of a 7.5 tonne truck the racking was picked up from storage and delivered on site. After carefully measuring and levelling the foot pads the upright frame went up with literally an inch to spare!! […]

Fuelling the fires…

  The main greenhouse had a gas fired water heating system that had been condemned. So after much toing and froing and the application of a reciprocating saw it has been pulled out. Gas is something we just can’t afford to use at this time and we can’t generate enough of our own on site […]

#DoncasterIsGreat for Growing… come along and find out why…

Come and join us next Thursday (May 23rd) anytime from 6pm onwards as we begin to plant an Apothecary (food, herbs and medicinal plant garden) at Church View (just behind the Minster opposite Tesco car park) and find out how growing your own can make you healthier while saving you a shed load of money. […]

Dibbing about in Donny…

Well,  It’s a new year and a new you. So hello to you !! After much ado this year that has kept us pretty busy we are officially launching the DUG network in the salutation inn on January the 24th at 7PM I’m sure your asking what the hell all this is about, so sit […]

MAKER SPACE

  or how I learned to stop worrying and just love stuff !! In 2012 we exported a lot of stuff. One direction, rain water into the north sea, British pride and the royals ( the Americans get that last one free to make up for 1776 ). But the export business started long before […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 4

And now for the final part of our series on security options for a post peak community…..   Establish Economic Security “Economic Security” in a Peak Oil context likely has a far different meaning than we currently understand it. Economics is the study of the intersection between psychology and resources, and we currently focus far […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 3

Following on from part 2 as it does, here is part 3 of our ongoing series……. 4. Internal Threats So if biker gangs, martial law, and foreign occupiers aren’t our greatest security threats, what is our greatest risk? In short, crime. This is not a trivial threat. Consider the number of neighbours or relatives you […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 2

Here is the second instalment in our ongoing series of articles dealing with possible security issue’s in a post energy world… 2. Foreign Invaders Although the United Kingdom is currently bogged down in foreign wars, many within and without the U.K. military predict that the U.K. will soon face the threat of another peer competitor […]

The Michigan Madness: woman faces jail for planting veggies!..

In the face of economic downturn, ecological crisis and an uncertain future, people are beginning to take more responsibility for their own lives. So all around the world gardens like this are becoming more and more common… Photo Credit: Julie Bass But this particular garden could get it’s owner, Julie Bass, 93 days in jail! […]

Future Farming: from Guerrilla Gardening to Prep Planting

With Spring in the air our friends the Growillaz were keen to do a spot of Guerrilla Gardening. This usually involves taking over a patch of neglected land with the intention of improving it through planting. All over the world waste-ground, vacant-lots, neglected-plots and dump-sites have been turned into something better and more beautiful; such […]