https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZioEdoBZ4p8 A little clip above from the ‘Soil Association’. I’d been meaning to write this for the last week, not only because we’re soon at the end of ‘Organic September’ but also spurred on after reading some sombre facts from from one of our favoured Brit naturalist/TV presenter Chris Packham (from Countryfile) In summary he says that we’re in the midst of an ecological apocalypse, where numbers of certain birds[…]

Short but sweet… Google Doodle’s 2018 Earth Day clip featuring a message from conservationist & activist, Dr Jane Goodall 🙂 Yes… today, the 22nd of April is the official ‘Earth Day’ … so join one of the billion or so people in 193 countries around the world & take a moment to ponder on how you can do your bit, however small it is. Check out the official website for[…]

Resolution #1 in 2018  Plastic-Free? Really… The idealist in me would love to say YES. But the realist in me knows that as it stands right now, there is no such thing as a ‘plastic-free’ lifestyle because we are literally swimming in the stuff… but what about beginning with a ‘low plastic lifestyle?’ Now as I’ve said before, I’m no angel here! I too have fallen into the plastic trap[…]

Or not… I think finally our love affair with plastic may be coming to an end… As always in life, the end of a toxic relationship always heralds better days 🙂 My #1 pledge this year: to explore ways in which to reduce my personal plastic consumption. Bye Bye Plastic I call it ‘Our Plastic Problem’ because it is not big corporations that hold all the blame, but you and[…]

Chestnuts – Castanea spp Go on a country walk this autumn and you’ll likely come across these prickly delicacies. This little lane just down the road from me is littered with these golden brown seasonal nuts. If I had a store house I’d probably have enough for the entire winter! Sadly, being in a houseshare, squirrelling away stocks isn’t really an option this year… I’ll spare my housemates the inconvenience[…]

Urban Farm – Community – Education In the days leading up to a sombre September anniversary in NYC, the spotlight in today’s blog is focused on a heart-warming story of community in this mother of all cities. Oh & in case you are wondering: NO this has nothing to do with Gordon Ramsey! I too did question when I first read about it, esp as it is food related… But[…]