parks

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

November 22, 2018

The event and its background described below took place in February 2019. A brief write-up was published here by the Landscape, Gardens and Health Network. The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are widely recognised as a powerful guide to feeling good and functioning well in our everyday lives. They are social as well as individual. But