Home » Blog

Open Orchards

Urban greening is known to play a role in helping us deal with climate change, pollution, and temperature regulation. But – as this people-powered United Kingdom project is proving – making the most of the green spaces in our cities can also yield social benefits. Improving the local environment by planting urban orchards in public …

Read more

Front gardens

Front gardens are subject to SUDs legislation: this means that planning permission is required to install more than 5 m2 of impermeable paving in front gardens (unless run-off is controlled, e.g. by diverting it into an underground reservoir). Here, I chose resin bound gravel to create a permeable –  yet stable –  surface. A gravel stabilisation …

Read more