Keeping Things Going: Building Long-Term Resilience in a Garden

Many people have taken to gardening during lockdown in a big way. Seed sales etc. went through the roof and I have been approached by many people who are gardening and growing food in earnest for the first time. But now that lockdown is easing in many areas, it would be easy to let thatContinue reading “Keeping Things Going: Building Long-Term Resilience in a Garden”

How Could You Contribute to a Green Recovery?

As we all seek to move forward and build back better, we all need to ask ourselves how we can contribute to a green recovery. A green recovery is a recovery that enables us to all move forward together – and to take care of our planet – as we move towards a truly sustainableContinue reading “How Could You Contribute to a Green Recovery?”

Troubleshooting a Compost System

If you have set up a composting system for the first time this year, you might be finding that things are not going according to plan. Don’t worry. No matter what problems you face, or mistakes you make, it is usually fairly easy to get back on track. Here are a few common issues andContinue reading “Troubleshooting a Compost System”

Making Mistakes When Growing Your Own

Many people are growing their own this year for the first time. So I wanted to take a moment to talk about making mistakes. Of course, making mistakes is something we all do. On the road of sustainability, it is important not to become discouraged when things go wrong. This list of the 30 mostContinue reading “Making Mistakes When Growing Your Own”

Which Composting Method Should You Choose?

If you don’t already make your own compost at home, now is a great time to start. Composting is an essential activity if you have a garden. It is crucial to ensuring productivity long term. When it comes right down to it, composting is simply nature’s recycling system. We simply take advantage of it toContinue reading “Which Composting Method Should You Choose?”

Zero Waste – What It Really Means

The first introduction to zero waste that most people get is the idea of reducing plastic use, and reducing the amount of plastic waste that we bring into our homes. Reducing non-biodegradable waste is, of course, very important. But it is important to remember that plastic waste is not the only type of waste weContinue reading “Zero Waste – What It Really Means”

Tips For Self-Sufficiency in Your Garden

The more you can be self-sufficient in your gardening endeavours, the more sustainable your efforts can be. So let’s take a moment to look at some of the ways you can boost self-sufficiency in your garden: Make your own compost. Harvest rainwater and manage water effectively. Fertilise your garden organically and for free, with naturalContinue reading “Tips For Self-Sufficiency in Your Garden”