Hackney Permaculture


Farleigh Road Big Lunch 19th July 2009
July 23, 2009, 2:03 pm
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Farleigh Road Big Lunch 1

Farleigh Road Big Lunch

Last week Farleigh Road held a street party as part of the national ‘Big Lunch’ campaign (http://www.thebiglunch.com/)

The road was shut, residents of all ages and nationalities pulled together to create a truly awesome feast and the street was transformed for a day.

I took the liberty of carrying furniture and plants from my front room into the street – happy days.

I am lucky to live on such an amazing street – full of diversity and life – a little positivity can go a long way.

Farleigh Road Big Lunch

Farleigh Road Big Lunch

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Rainwater Harvesting Part 2
July 2, 2009, 2:13 pm
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Joe plumbing in recycled food drums/barrels to increase our rain water harvesting capacity

Joe plumbing in recycled food drums/barrels to increase our rain water harvesting capacity

A little while back I set up a rainwater harvesting system which you can see here – https://hackneypermaculture.org.uk/2009/03/27/rainwater-harvesting/

I decided it needed upgrading as we kept running out of water and after some surfing I found a source of recycled plastic food drums/barrels from this gem of a place in Wales – http://www.dvfuels.co.uk/category.asp?catID=4

Delivery worked out cheapest when buying a palette of eight so I got eight and found others to buy them using the local Transition Town Hackney mailing list.

Joe and I had a fun day plumbing them into the existing water butt. Nearly got the hang of using the power drill now!

Robin trying to fix the pipe in place

Robin trying to fix the pipe in place

Piping and fixtures from local hardware shop

Piping and fixtures from local hardware shop