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July 28, 2021

In his pamphlet on air pollution in London (Fumifugium, 1661), diarist and gardener John Evelyn proposed gardens, nurseries and fragrant planting to provide health, profit and beauty for the city. By the late 18th century, William Pitt the Elder is believed to have first described parks, even then at risk of development, as ‘the lungs

May 10, 2021

‘There’s an innate health and wellbeing response to looking in to the eyes of a cow.’ On Tuesday morning, I dashed to Kentish Town City Farm to make a donation and claim some of their superb manure for my allotment. Under COVID-19 restrictions, you can’t get past the farm gate without pre-booking (though there is still a

April 15, 2019

I think of Tufnell Park Film Club as a sort of library. A community asset run on a shoestring with understated expertise, it quietly introduces people to each other and to films they may or may not have seen or heard of before. It’s also great value at just twenty quid a year for weekly screenings, an