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Greening our Cities (Part 1)

Offering respite from the urban jungle along with a host of unseen building benefits, green rooftops are now a rapidly growing trend. Half of humanity now live in cities.  In the developing world some 3 million people move into cities every week.  This new urban age is faced with many overlapping challenges.  The demand for […]

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Living on a farm in the city

Many of the people who read this blog are interested in self-sufficiency, growing their own food, making food from scratch and raising animals for meat or fiber, if space (and laws) allow. However, many of those same readers also, like myself, live in the city. We enjoy the benefits of both worlds, adding in the […]

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Edible Rooftop Gardens

RISC is an inspirational edible roof garden project atop the Reading International Solidarity Centre, a development education centre in the heart of the busy city. It is designed as a permaculture garden, following permaculture principles established in Robert Hart’s permaculture forest garden in Shropshire. With a rooftop education room opening up onto the garden, the […]

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