Holistic Planning is Essential When Planting Trees

I recently wrote an article for Treehugger on why plastic guards should not be used in tree planting. I know that a lot of people do wonder about how to ensure the survival of trees when planting, so today, I thought I would write a little bit about this topic. Plastic guards are not theContinue reading “Holistic Planning is Essential When Planting Trees”

Sustainable Living Tips: Living Lightly on The Land

Living lightly on the land is one of my key priorities, both in my own personal situation and in my design work. Everything I do is designed to limit imposition and maximise synergy and harmony with natural systems. Living lightly on the land of course involves thinking about many different things – from where yourContinue reading “Sustainable Living Tips: Living Lightly on The Land”

The Importance of Experimentation in a Garden

In a garden, it is important to experiment. While other gardeners, books, and other media can teach you a lot, learning second-hand is never enough to create a truly great garden. Even the very best gardens are a work in progress. All gardeners have to observe, experiment, and respond to change over time. It isContinue reading “The Importance of Experimentation in a Garden”

Make a Pledge for World Environment Day

Be part of the restoration generation. Today, many from diverse backgrounds came together for World Environment Day – kickstarting the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This is not just about raising awareness. The goal is to turn a desire to do the right thing into real and tangible action. Every action matters. So make aContinue reading “Make a Pledge for World Environment Day”

Plastic on Our Plates

Most of those aware of issues in environmentalism and trying to live a more sustainable way of life are well aware of the sheer scale of the problem of plastic waste. Plastic pervades every single ecosystem on earth. And even invades our own bodies. We are what we eat, and unfortunately, plastic is now extremelyContinue reading “Plastic on Our Plates”

Why Grow (and Buy) Organic?

Today, I thought I would focus on why it is so important to grow (and buy) organic. In order to answer this question, we need to look at the problems inherent in modern food producing systems. Unfortunately, the cost of organic produce compared to non-organic options often means that the decision often comes down toContinue reading “Why Grow (and Buy) Organic?”