Category Archives: Organic Gardening

Growing Food in the City

David Sanders and Binglaw are well-known amongst many of Hong Kong’s organic farming community, so there will be considerable interest in the book they have just published called Growing Food in the City – Microgardening: A Practical Guide. I asked Dave a … Continue reading

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Building Resilience

We’re finding out in our little organic farm how difficult it is to make a going concern of organic farming. We’ve been growing vegetables for sale since last October and have yet to succeed in selling anywhere near enough just … Continue reading

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Spring is Sprung, at last.

Winter lasted a very long time by Hong Kong standards, but now really seems to have finished, with the warm weather coming fairly suddenly and having a very noticeable effect upon plant growth. For a long time many seeds either … Continue reading

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Pest Control

It’s really very rewarding to grow good organic vegetables and to hear people say how tasty they are, and it’s equally satisfying to know that you are helping to build up biodiversity both in the soil and above ground on … Continue reading

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Eat Local, Eat Organic

Now that I’ve got a steady supply of fresh organic vegetables coming from my ‘farm’ – it’s scarcely a farm, but no one talks about allotments here – I’m learning how to eat stuff that’s in season rather than thinking … Continue reading

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Walking your Talk

The Transition Movement is to some extent a reaction to the growing frustration felt by the likes of Rob Hopkins with the inept responses of governments to the twin threats of global warming and peak oil: if governments won’t do … Continue reading

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The Good Life

Bhola is doing such a good job on our farm that I’m beginning to wonder if we could turn it into a full time job for both of us now that I’m being forced into retirement in August this year. … Continue reading

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