Category Archives: Garden

Open Garden Days in June 2015

Again this year we opened our doors to organic garden-lovers from throughout Flanders, under the auspices of Velt, the Flemish association for eco-gardeners. We received around 100 visitors over the two days, including friends, colleagues, neighbours and gardening enthusiasts. Ria … Continue reading

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Planting trees – and so much more!

Well, our work weekend passed like a dream – thanks to all our friends who showed up in dribs and drabs over the weekend to help: Steve all the way from India (via Brussels),  Diane and Christophe from Luxembourg, Michaela, … Continue reading

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Harvest

This is indeed a place of abundance. Whenever there’s stuff growing, there’s something to harvest – either to consume or to keep or to reuse. Fruit In the summer months we’re out picking (especially in the raspberry jungles) morning and … Continue reading

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Humanure revisited

Back in 2012, I was extolling the virtues of composting toilets. Our adventures with humanure have continued as… well… our first digestion box filled to the brim with goodness and the dear, brimful yellow buckets started proliferating again. This state … Continue reading

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Ecotuin dagen – Eco-garden days

Last year and this year, in June, we opened our garden to the ‘public’ under the auspices of Velt – an association for ecological living and gardening active in Flanders and the Netherlands. Members and non-members alike, including a good … Continue reading

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The Wood Shed

We started the wood shed back in the summer of 2012. Martin built the basic struture out of wood from the demolition of the outbuildings and some of the old roof beams. We had loads of discussions about how to … Continue reading

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Open work weekend

August 2, 3, 4 August 2013 The raspberry canes are as high as an elephant’s eye, and bearing fruit twice daily. Everything is green and lush – a real pleasure to behold. And there are a couple of pieces of … Continue reading

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