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Drawing, Drones, Deliveries and Decisions

Hello all, it’s Kate Bentham here looking after Weekly Blog Club for week 16, I hope you’re all well and looking forward to finding out about the amazing 15 blogs we’ve had submitted this week. Big thanks to all our

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Looking forward, facing up, going on

I’m starting the Week 2 summary with the final contribution of that week. Mrs Malaprop and Mr Waugh, Karen Hart’s beautifully written post, is well worth a read. She has just lost her father and wrote about the arranging of the

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Hope, History and Guerilla Gardening

Hello lovely bloggers, it’s me Kate Bentham, sitting in the Weekly Blog Club hot seat this week, and phew isn’t hot! I bet it’s that hot it’s even giving Ross Wigham a break from the snow. I’m not complaining mind you,

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Guerilla Gardening

For week 27 Karen Hart blogs about her illegal stash of plant pots on the roof of her flat. These plant pots shouldn’t be there, there’s rules about these sorts of things, regardless of whether it would improve the environment

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Stepney City Farm ‘can change the world’

Libby Brooks, the Guardian ‘s Acting Comment Editor has been volunteering at Stepney City Farm for a month as a sabbatical from her day job. She’s talked to Karen Stepney about why she thinks Stepney City Farm can change the

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On not giving up (for Lent)

Another very interesting post from Diane Sims for Week 8 of Weekly Blog Club. This one is about a timebank, allotments, growing food, connecting people, a drawer full of seed packets, growing a community. On not giving up (for Lent)

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Knowing your place

Entropy, radishes, archives, data, stories, supply and demand… all this and more besides is woven into a finely-crafted, interesting post by Diane Sims for her contribution to Week 5 of Weekly Blog Club. Knowing your place by Diane Sims.

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On sheds and snowflakes | 72 Prufrocks

There are not only useful insights into the process of building communities and appreciating individuality, but also lovely word pictures in Diane Sims’s second post, which also happens to be the second post in Week 3 of Weekly Blog Club.

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