I recently had the opportunity to attend the session on Being Led by Young People with the inspirational Yumma Hussen, Mahnoor Kamran, Dev Sharma and Kwesia, City Girl in Nature. I was blown away by the energy, determination, wisdom and love for life of these young people. I could have listened for a long time […]
We're doing repair and restoration to our imaginations. Because none of our communities have ever been perfect, right? We don't actually want to go back to anywhere. We want to reimagine and then say, 'What does it mean, what must we restore and make whole for us to actually get there?
April 2021. AS the pandemic drags on, my studio has become even more important. Here are some works in progress.
The 6th International Degrowth Conference will take place on 21-25 August 2018 in Malmö, Sweden. Gerillaslöjd (Craftivists) Malmö are making bunting to decorate the park show participants the venues. Here’s the first set.
Not long now. On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March, 2018, it’s time for Seriefest again! It is a great DIY comic festival where all kinds of folks sell their comics and other visual materials. I’ll be there with the Killer Jellyfish. You can read my interview here (in Swedish). Don’t miss the fun! […]
Calthorpe Community Garden Camden, London 2017
The word radical comes from the Latin word for root. Perhaps the most radical thing you can do in our time is to start turning over the soil, loosening it up for the crops to settle in, and then stay home to tend them.
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 […]
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 […]