• Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend
  • Grow, Make, Mend

Grow, Make, Mend.

Welcome to Grow, Make, Mend. The photo diary of one family in the UK trying to live a little better in a busy world.

Grow, Make, Mend: Bradford peers through potato leaves.

Growing


Turning unproductive lawn into kitchen garden.

Growing some of our own food.

Keeping chickens in our back yard.

Grow, Make, Mend: Learning to knit socks.

Making


Making meals from scratch.

Knitting, sewing, or crocheting. Clothes, bedding, and accessories (including for charities).

Grow, Make, Mend: making old garments usable again!

Mending


Repairing, reusing, recycling.

Upcycling, patching, repurposing.

Grow, Make, Mend: foxgloves in a wild patch of our garden.

Concepts


There’s also an underlying philosophy to these words: Grow, Make, Mend.

Taken by themselves, these actions are simple. Yes, some of them need more time or commitment. Some of them may need a learning curve – I know I’ve learned a lot since this journey began! We make the most of our time.

But underneath, at a deeper level, it’s also about about growing our emotional maturity and resilience alongside our garden, season by season.

It’s also making thoughtful decisions. Such as considering environmentally better options. Maybe choosing to offset carbon or buying to last.

Moreover, it helps us to think about mending our relationship with the busy world we live in, the soil, the culture of ‘peak stuff’, and our own conscience.

Grow, Make, Mend: Fresh vegetables from our own kitchen garden.

Follow Grow, Make, Mend


Our journey is told verbatim, as it unfolds, and in pictures. Occasionally I will blog here but the best way to live our journey with us is to find us on your favourite social media platform.

I mirror the feed over various platforms for your ease, so you can just follow on your favourite!