When I visit a city, old or new, I don’t spend so much time anymore on the museums or the cafés. Instead I head for the parks and the gardens and the lakes and the green spaces. Maybe it’s age. But I want to be outdoors and I want to see what’s growing. Access to […]
Lund university, founded in 1666, and its research centre the Pufendorf Institute. That was where I met up with the Degrowth research group on 18th March 2016. I had been invited by the coordinators, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson to hold a workshop for the research group that would use different methods – visual art, drama, […]
Spring really is on its way in the north of Europe. The bees were out yesterday, tasting the air. And this beautiful guy was hanging out in Pildamspark in Malmö.
I spent August 14th to 17th, 2014 at Friland ecovillage in Denmark, my first ever Nordic permaculture festival. The fabulous Bärfis gang from Malmö (they run two forest gardens where they work with schools) had a spare seat on the bus and took me along. The drive there gave us time to talk and throw ideas […]
I have been volunteering in community gardens in Malmö for the last four years as well growing as much as I can on my balcony and window ledges. Yet this summer, when visiting friends in England and Scotland, both gardeners, my partner and I realised it was time for our own allotment. The allotments are […]
L'exactitude n'est pas la vérité
Lindägelund – a new park and recreational space in Malmö is celebrating with the general public – Forest Days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th October and Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 11th October. Come along and check out the community garden. Smell the roses. You can find us here. Come along and explore!
I visited Copenhagen with my friend Rebecca on Saturday. We did our usual mix of art, walking, chat and food, this time with the added fun of a canal boat tour (where a bunch of very rowdy Dutch guys confirmed that everyone can be a loud, annoying tourist, no matter where you are from). This […]
Decolonise your imagination
A light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period. When March is scarcely here A color stands abroad On solitary hills That science cannot overtake, But human nature feels. Emily Dickinson On the outskirts of the city of Malmö, in the very south of Sweden, a new green space is […]