Tag Archive for food security

How Guerrilla Gardeners are Changing Public Policy

Guerilla gardening crocuses in Glasgow, photo by Michael Gallacher

Guerrilla gardening has taken off around the globe – and it’s not as subversive as it sounds.  It  has many applications, though it particularly refers to the enforced cultivation of public or private land that would otherwise lie fallow, by concerned, green fingered citizens. There are many international schemes to further the aims of guerrilla…

Vote for Swap Shuffle Share!

Swap Shuffle Share

Swap Shuffle Share is “an online community who swap their backyard bounty at meet-ups, shuffle carrots for cabbages and rhubarb for radishes, and share home-grown tips and tricks about home-growing.” This is a grassroots organisation, up until now solely funded by founder Natasha Kuperman, and exactly the sort of important movement I think Paul Gilding…

In Brief: Bee Populations Continue to Decline

According to the UN’s Environmental Agency, the world’s bee population will keep declining without changes to the way we manage them and their habitat. Since 70% of the crop species that feed 90% of the world rely on bees for pollination, that is a significant issue for humans as well as bees. To provide some…