Dust cloud over London

Fri, Apr 16, 2010

Climate Change


Took a stroll in Regents Park yesterday evening around 6pm just as the sun was starting to set – really beautiful light.

Trying to catch sight of any of the dust cloud of volcanic ash from the Icelandic volcano eruption that is drifting across Europe at the moment. Britain and much of Northern Europe became a no-fly zone yesterday and today   – the first extended closure of British air space in living memory. I really hope the experience of not being able to jump on a plane and fly wherever you want, might make some people reflect on the damage flying does to the environment?


Difficult to see anything anything unusual in the sky but there were some impressive clouds passing over the beautiful scenes of spring on the ground. London parks look spectacular at this time of year with the displays of spring flowers and the beautiful blossom on the trees.


Regents Park is the venue for an interesting event about growing your own veg on 28th April organised by Capital Growth.

Capital Growth wants to help Londoners transform the capital by creating 2,012 new food growing spaces by the end of 2010

Their first training programme is a series of two-and-a-half hour sessions,  combining practical and classroom based training on growing your own food. Run by expert trainers, they will cover the essential elements of any successful urban food growing project. Training is open to anyone interested or participating in food growing projects and there are lots more sessions planned in May and June:

* Planning an Organic Garden

* Understanding Composting and Wormeries

* Understanding Soils and Soil Life

Hoping to get to one of these myself – for more detals check out



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