Every year when the leaves fall off the trees, I find myself walking past a big pile of bagged up leaves and thinking I should take some home. Inevitably, I always come across the council’s efforts on my way somewhere, rather than on the way home. Like last year, the frost is here and I’ve missed the opportunity to bag myself some free leaf mulch.
Fortunately, not everyone is so slack. Here’s a video from the on how to make the most of autumn for some guerilla composting.
If you haven’t come across the , check them out. They’re great at trying things out, from fish farming to aquaponics, and then sharing what they’re learning. It’s part of a broader vision to create a prototype sustainable community, addressing job creation, food, and urban regeneration all at once.
It’s a radical project. This is a group of families who have chosen to move to a run down part of Kansas City in order to transform it. It’s a holistic, sacrificial, all-or-nothing commitment, but they’re clearly having a lot of fun along the way. As a Christian, I have a particular respect for what they’re up to – they don’t mention it, but it’s as close to my understanding of the ‘kingdom of heaven’ as you’ll find anywhere.