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?”

Food Waste – A Major Issue We Can All Help Solve

When it comes to the waste that leaves our homes, plastic waste is obviously one of the key issues. But another very important area to consider is food waste. You might be shocked to learn that around a 1/3 of all the food produced on our planet is lost or goes to waste. This amountsContinue reading “Food Waste – A Major Issue We Can All Help Solve”

How Much Land Do You Need For a Homestead?

One common question people ask when looking for a more self-sufficient and sustainable way of life is how much land they need. To be honest, one might as well ask “how long is a piece of string?”. Before we can begin to answer this question, we need to ask a series of questions: Where isContinue reading “How Much Land Do You Need For a Homestead?”

Why Renovation/ Retrofitting Can Be More Sustainable Than Building New

When you think of sustainable living, it is likely that a number of different solutions spring to mind. You might think about a tiny home, that really cuts down your impact on the planet. You might think about a natural building, made of sustainable timber, straw bales, cob or adobe. Or you might think aboutContinue reading “Why Renovation/ Retrofitting Can Be More Sustainable Than Building New”

Land Ownership – We Are Custodians

Thinking about what is possible even on rented property has led me to think about land ownership and what that really means. It is important to consider that even those of us who are lucky enough to own our own properties still have to remember that we are only ever really custodians of that land.Continue reading “Land Ownership – We Are Custodians”

Sustainable Wardrobe Choices – The Antidote to Fast Fashion

Now that more people are getting out and about again, you might be thinking about what to wear. Perhaps you feel that your wardrobe needs an update. Now that you are heading into a workplace again, or meeting up with friends or family that you have not seen in a long time, you might beContinue reading “Sustainable Wardrobe Choices – The Antidote to Fast Fashion”