August ends with Glutney

Mon, Aug 30, 2010

Climate Change, Grow your own

August has certainly delivered a mixed bag of weather for the UK but, it seems that the very hot July followed by heavy August rains is good news for many vegetables this year.


On my patch of the Village allotment I have a delicious glut of green and red tomatoes, courgettes, green peppers and chillis that inspired me to try out the River Cottage Glutney recipe.Two hours later and my freshly picked produce is now preserved in a delicious chutney that is filling the house with a delectable aroma.


Speaking about River Cottage reminds me to mention Landshare and the clever iPhone App that has been launched to bring together people who have a passion for home-grown food.

The Landshare App allows you to:

* Join the growing Landshare community.
* List or find land to grow on.
* Ask the community questions about growing.
* Find helpers for all kinds of help.
* Apply to the councils for land from the app (they have a legal duty to provide you with land).
* Identify derelict land to help create new spaces.

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- who has written 872 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. lucy-landshare Says:

    Hey there

    thanks for the iApp mention….delighted you like it. Love your blog too. Thanks