Originally from Surrey and currently based in East London, Claire Ratinon is touching something very deep and true in regards to sustainability, responsibility, self-action and awareness. Which is represented in her lifestyle and work with food and gardening. This silent hero has been hailed as one of the top garden Instagram accounts to follow by the likes of Vogue, […]
One slightly warmer and sunnier day at a time spring is arriving, which means it is… drumroll please… planting season! This means it is time to get all hands working and all plants in the dirt…
For many, it is taught from a young age to stay as far away from soil as possible – getting dirty is a bad thing and therefore soil is a bad thing. But soil is an important part of our lives and history and we wouldn’t be here without it. It is the birthplace of the vast array of plants we see covering the earth, including the ones in our gardens.
Flowers are widely beloved for their variety of colors, shapes, smells, and effortless beauty. While we commonly enjoy them with our eyes and nose, it is not widely known that we can add in a third sense and enjoy them with our taste buds.
Starting out growing things of your own can be a daunting task if it’s your first time. I am a firm believer that having a green thumb is not something that you are necessarily born with, like being a talented musician. Rather it’s something that can be built up over time with experience, observation, and enthusiastic interest. And having the correct information and knowing how to plan is one of the key cornerstones to success.
The botanical definition of an herb is “Any seed-bearing plant which does not have a woody stem and dies down to the ground after flowering”. With this definition, the banana tree is technically an herb. But…
Brie Arthur is the edible gardening guru we all need. The Michigan-born horticulturalist is a published author, foodscape consultant and speaker who believes everyone can develop their green thumb.
Planting a seed, nurturing it every day, watching it grow, using it to feed your belly and/or eyes with beauty, the process of gardening is innately beautiful.
We all have the power to create and facilitate a greater difference then we can imagine. Personally, you cannot impress me more as an individual than if you have a hobby or occupation that contributes to the greater good, and benefits more than just your day-to-day living.
Urban gardening is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for as long as humans have lived in cities! Through time, the significance of urban gardening has taken on different levels of meaning; serving as tools for social reform, as subsistence in times of food insecurity, and even as a simple pastime in times of prosperity.