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Vertical Veg: growing food in containers in the city

The Vertical Veg Podcast shares inspiration on growing veg, fruit and herbs in containers. We hear from amazing people growing in small spaces all over the world, and learn from experts in related fields. We explore the benefits of growing in a city, how to overcome the challenges, and share tips on how and what to grow.

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Wormeries in small spaces - with Rhonda Sherman

Rhonda Sherman, worm expert and author of The Worm Farmer's Handbook, shares her knowledge and tips on running wormeries in small spaces, including:Why worm compost makes a brilliant fertiliser. The common pitfalls of setting up a wormery, including overfeeding.  What to feed worms - and what to avoid.The difference between leachate and worm tea.For more information on wormeries check out Rhonda's excellent Composting website, as well as the wormery posts on Vertical Veg. Support the show (https://verticalveg.org.uk/vertical-veg-needs-your-support/)


22 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Democratic Republic of Congo Part 2 - Murhula's vision for the future

Murhula shares his learning from the project, and his vision for growing in the future - including an exciting invitation he has had to attend the Paris Peace Forum. Support the show (https://verticalveg.org.uk/vertical-veg-needs-your-support/)


21 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Murhula's bottle garden, part 1

Murhala Zigabe, founder of Briquette de Kivu, grows food in the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The DRC is a country deeply scarred by conflict and poverty. Amid the darkness of his country's recent history, Murhula is courageously working to create hope and meaning by supporting children and families to grow food at home.Support the show (https://verticalveg.org.uk/vertical-veg-needs-your-support/)


21 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Floating Growers - grow food on a boat with Lewis McNeil

In this episode, we hear from Lewis, who lives on a boat on the River Lee in London. He grows grapes, chillies, squash, tomatoes, herbs and more in containers on the roof. Lewis is also founder of the Floating Growers Facebook Group and works at the excellent Orchard Project. Listen to find out about Lewis's creative way to maintain soil fertility on the boat: a compact composting toilet! And how he is overcoming the other challenges he faces, including watering, heat, theft and, something that is probably unique to boat growers: low bridges.We also hear how Lewis is planting a guerilla orchard along the river bank as he travels up and down. How cool is that?Lewis finishes by sharing his vision for food growing in small spaces  - and how it can help play a role in climate breakdown by connecting more people to their food, nature and providing healthier food at lower cost. LinksFloating Growers: Facebook group for boat growers - ask questions, share learningTeeming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfells - inspiring book on the role of micobes in the soil.The Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips - not really a container growing book but an inspiring read if you are interested in growing fruit. Garden Organic - website for good free advice on organic growing, and extensive range of fact sheets for paying members. Support the show (https://verticalveg.org.uk/vertical-veg-needs-your-support/)


15 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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