June102014
If your spring garden is dwindling, try growing malabar spinach.  It’s not a  true spinach, but can be eaten in the same way.  It can also withstand the mid summer heat!  Try the red variety for a beautiful green and red vine.

If your spring garden is dwindling, try growing malabar spinach.  It’s not a  true spinach, but can be eaten in the same way.  It can also withstand the mid summer heat!  Try the red variety for a beautiful green and red vine.

January292014
5PM
worldsendfarm.com

worldsendfarm.com

5PM

LocationKasteel Wijlreweg 16321 PP Wijlrethe Netherlands
TypologyMuseum
Size560 m2
Date of design1998-2001
Date of completion2001
Project teamWiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Lars Dreessen
ClientPrivate
ConsultantsPalte BV, Huygen Installatieadviseurs BV, Xhonneux BV, Cauberg-Huygen Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV


Status: BuiltLocation: Wijlre, NLMy Role: Architect
 

Location
Kasteel Wijlreweg 1
6321 PP Wijlre
the Netherlands

Typology
Museum

Size
560 m2

Date of design
1998-2001

Date of completion
2001

Project team
Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Lars Dreessen

Client
Private

Consultants
Palte BV, Huygen Installatieadviseurs BV, Xhonneux BV, Cauberg-Huygen Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV

Status: Built
Location: Wijlre, NL
My Role: Architect

 

December132013
 

“The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom.”



Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, Rooftop Food Gardener
In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s passing, City Farmer News points out a passage from his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, where he reflects on the large rooftop garden he tended while in prison:

Each morning, I put on a straw hat and rough gloves and worked in the garden for two hours. Every Sunday, I would supply vegetables to the kitchen so that they could cook a special meal for the common-law prisoners. I also gave quite a lot of my harvest to the warders, who used to bring satchels to take away their fresh vegetables.
- Nelson Mandela

 

The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom.

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, Rooftop Food Gardener

In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s passing, City Farmer News points out a passage from his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, where he reflects on the large rooftop garden he tended while in prison:

Each morning, I put on a straw hat and rough gloves and worked in the garden for two hours. Every Sunday, I would supply vegetables to the kitchen so that they could cook a special meal for the common-law prisoners. I also gave quite a lot of my harvest to the warders, who used to bring satchels to take away their fresh vegetables.

- Nelson Mandela

July92013
“It shouldn’t be the consumer’s responsibility to figure out what’s cruel and what’s kind, what’s environmentally destructive and what’s sustainable. Cruel and destructive food products should be illegal. We don’t need the option of buying children’s toys made with lead paint, or aerosols with chlorofluorocarbons, or medicines with unlabeled side effects. And we don’t need the option of buying factory-farmed animals.” Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
10PM

Michael Pollan’s online course at UC Berkeley 

(Source: youtube.com)

10PM
Instructions for constructing a topbar beehive

Instructions for constructing a topbar beehive

9PM
Planning And Planting A Late Summer Garden – Getting Extra From Your Garden Space This Year!

Planning And Planting A Late Summer Garden – Getting Extra From Your Garden Space This Year!

July72013
Lovely reuse of old bricks and windows…Use what you can

Lovely reuse of old bricks and windows…Use what you can

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