A photo of Main Kernel Plot

Improving the soil at the Urban Farm

This is just a quick catch-up to welcome in the New Year. Before Christmas we had been busy working on our bed preparation on the farm. We have altered the pH, making it more acidic by adding some elemental sulfur. Hopefully this will bring it closer to the optimum pH of 6.5 where the most amount of nutrients are available to the plants. We are also adding some food and soil life with a layer Read More…

Elliott outlining principles of Urban Farming at the Kernel Anniversary event

Growing at the Kernel in October

Things are progressing nicely at the Kernel growing space. After cultivation in the early autumn, the growing site seems to be draining well but the winter will be our real test. We are enjoying the last of late crop of tomatoes and peppers and preparing to overwinter crops in fleece tunnels to extend our season. This will supply us with fresh produce early next season. Along with the polytunnRead More…

A photo Elliott and June at St Andrews University Orientation week green fair

Our September growing and workshop planning at the Kernel

It’s been a busy few of months at the Kernel growing space over the summer as we have been laying down the groundwork for this brand new project. We have just finished the design for the community vegetable garden and urban farm. We are now waiting for the farmer to finish off the last of the cultivation and then we can begin marking up the site. The site is looking good and the drainage seRead More…