Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies

Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies

We find it extremely important to have wild spaces in our cities as ways to get away from the busy bustle of city life and to reconnect with nature regularly. Spending time outdoors makes for a happier more content individual. The sounds, smells and visuals of wild spaces are soothing and comforting. They also act as places of community and sharing. There is nothing more satisfying than sharing a great conversation with a stranger in the middle of a city park or green space.

What does it mean to go 'Blue'?

What does it mean to go 'Blue'?

Nature and water are easy to connect with and love in wilderness or rural settings. We leave the trappings of the city behind us - the bigger the city, the more noise, pavement, cars and pollution - and travel into the heart of the natural world. But for those of us who both live in cities and lovenature, it is imperative we find ways to support nature and waterways in our communities.

Our Land is a Library

Our Land is a Library

The land the Northeast Swale can be found on is a library, with at least a 10, 000 year history. It has soil made of sand, clay and silt, spread throughout by rhizomes, occupied by seeds, spores, bacteria and fungi. Some of those seeds will only germinate in a dry spring, some only in a wet spring. Some will wait for as long as necessary. Some will only germinate after a long cold winter, and some need a series of long cold winters.