Autumn is the time to prepare for the winter ahead. This year, there is a also bigger challenge - to prepare for a posssible economic winter.
While Krysia enjoys the warmth of a hot summer she reflects on energy and how important it is for us to capture sunlight. She is inspired by the work of Jairo Restrepo and his partnership with Ragmans Farm. Krysia also includes a recipe for strawberry jelly made with agar flakes.
Krysia captures a few hours of spring sunshine observing nature and neighbourhood life from her garden chair. She also gives us a seasonal recipe for wild garlic and asparagus tempura.
Time to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones.
Maureen Boustred remembers arriving on the North Downs in Kent - another in the series of reminiscences on a "sustainable" country life in the 1960's
Bernadette Jordan shares her diary for April 2020 with the blackbird as a central figure.
Once you have finished reading Northern Edge, there is still lots out there to feed your appetite for good writing. The Northern School team offer more of their favourites. Robert Harris, Murray Bookschin, and Vivian Tuffney on nettles.
Once you have finished reading Northern Edge, the long winter evenins will still stretch out. The Northern School team offer their favourites for reading and listening over the winter.
Chris Gathercole discusses his approach to community activity with Angus Soutar. In this final part, we discuss how to go about establishing a community project.
As we progress through to the end of a challenging year, we prepare for change and look to enhance our resilience.
Sara Steeles finds delight at the edge, enjoying her pond and explaining the importance of Edge in permaculture.
Elsa Little writes a fond remembrance of her grandparents in Oregan, and highlights some of the important lessons they taught her.
Marie reviews the recent (2019) William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain.