2020 Green Apple Awards for Environmental Good Practice

By Simon Barefoot

 Where there’s a well there’s a way  An initiative to reduce potable (tap) water use  What did the project involve?  Oakham Smallholders Association (the Association) are a small group of like-minded individuals who enjoy growing their own flowers, fruit and vegetables, whilst caring for their environment. Although not totally organic, the Association looks to keep […]

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New water collectors

By Rick Davis

On the allotment we are fortunate to have several sources of water. Most of us have our sheds plumbed to water cubes to collect free rainwater throughout the year. We also have Phil’s ‘well to cube’ (W2C) system and as a final source the central standpipe water system. The standpipe water is treated to be […]

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News from the well

By Philip Hitchcock

Well Project 2020After last year’s success extracting well water I am increasing the number of taps available for general use. There will very shortly be 5 taps installed, two behind my shed, one at each end of the central track and one at the well head.Last year we managed without using any paid-for mains water […]

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Allotment watch

By Robin Stewart

Back in September last year, Simon agreed to let me make a series of images of your allotments. This project was part of my BA hons photography 2nd year module – Landscape. My assignment 5 brief was to produce a body of work that explores a particular place, type of space or theme relating to […]

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