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How to Grow Your Own Food - Step By Step Guide

‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ Audrey Hepburn Guest Blog - Billy Jo O'Connor of Leagh Farm As Spring rolls in to warmer days, it's the perfect time of year to sow some seeds to grow your own food. Whether you have a large garden, a patio or a windowsill, there is always room for some plants.  Plants that will do well in your environment. It's very satisfying to sow some tiny seeds and watch them grow, flourish and then nourish you. The taste is second to none and you'll never be stuck for a bit of lettuce or a tasty tomato. You don’t need special containers to get started, raiding the recycling bin is the best...

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Sustainable Easter Ideas for Families

The days are getting longer and brighter, which is always the year’s first promise of spring. A promise that prompts high street and grocery shops everywhere to fill their aisles with all things Easter as soon as the heart-shaped boxes of chocolate for Valentine’s Day have disappeared. Chocolate eggs wrapped in plastic, colourful plastic eggs and baskets designed for single-use; as well as little plastic toys in the shape of rabbits and chicks might look cute but will sooner or later create a problem in our already overflowing landfills. However, in order to mark Easter as a family occasion, you don’t have to give up the traditions of chocolate, egg hunts, and cute decorations. Enjoy an (eco) guilt-free Easter with...

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Second-hand September Why & How to Get Involved!

Do you remember your last purchase of clothing? Did you find yourself getting trapped in the trends for Autumn? We far too often get swooped up into the “What’s New” Fashion pages. The reality is that every week, 13 million items of clothing end up in UK landfill. Source: Oxfam © 2020   Second-hand September is in full swing. Set up by Oxfam, this new worthwhile challenge aims to inform people to stop shopping for new clothes and instead, look for pre-loved items! This could be swapping clothes with friends, checking out Depop, eBay or even upcycling what you currently own!   “Fashion accounts for 20% to 30% of microplastics that flow into the ocean”. - The State of Fashion,...

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Cutting Down on Plastic when Out 'n' About

I will be sharing some tips over the next month but I certainly don't want anybody to think that I have this eco lifestyle thing down!! I don't. I do my best and that is all any of us can do. For years, I mindlessly bought things without thinking about how far they had travelled, about who had made them or what environmental impact they had. ⠀ Slowly but surely, I am learning more and am becoming more conscious of what I buy and do and as the great Maya Angelou said we can only do our best until we know better and as I am learning, I am trying to do better.

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