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UK: The National Trust’s Top 10 Kitchen Gardens

kitcThe kitchen garden, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire Four-and-a-half acres of organic gardens with rare varieties and period features.

The kitchen garden, Attingham Park, Shropshire; The kitchen garden, Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire; The kitchen garden, Chartwell, Kent and more

From the National Trust

When it comes to self sufficiency, we’re leading the way at many of our kitchen gardens. From keeping rare breed chickens to growing organic Georgian prickly cucumbers, the fully working kitchen gardens on our estates are great places to witness the ‘plot to plate’ revolution. To experience a slice of the good life and learn how easy, fun and interesting it is to grow your own produce, you may like to visit some of our top kitchen gardens.

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May 30, 2016   Comments Off on UK: The National Trust’s Top 10 Kitchen Gardens

Regen Villages – Door-step high-yield organic food production

socspFood production and social spaces. Social spaces are created between the buildings to ensure a complete integration between food production and the housing units. Click on image for larger file.

The first ReGen Village pilot community is to be developed in Almere in Netherlands, with 100 homes breaking ground in this summer of 2016

Excerpt from their website:

Energy positive homes. Door-step high-yield organic food production. Mixed renewable energy and storage. Water and waste recycling. Empowerment of local communities. These are the five pillars of a new visionary concept for self-sustaining urban eco-communities – ReGen Villages.

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May 30, 2016   Comments Off on Regen Villages – Door-step high-yield organic food production