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Really Useful Tips to Grow Your Own for Beginner Gardeners!

April 1, 2017

If you are anything like me, the idea of Growing Your Own fruit Grow is massively appealing, but also a little intimidating. My mum was a very keen gardener, so I never really bothered to learn, relying instead on the glut from their allotment, and my mum’s inability to not potter around our garden doing all the jobs whenever she visited. Now she is no longer with us, I am realising quite how much I regret not tapping into her wisdom and knowledge (about so many things, not just gardening) and it all suddenly seems a little daunting.

I decided that it can’t be just me who would love a really basic, ‘idiot’s guide’ to getting started with growing my own fruit and veg, so I asked in my fabulous Facebook group for tips for beginners, and as ever, the wonderful community there came up trumps.

Here are some top tips for beginner gardeners to get started growing their own fruit and veg this season.
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...Food and Recipes, One Planet Living, Sustainable Living

Twelve Alternatives to Supermarkets

March 21, 2017

I was going to start this post by saying “there’s nothing wrong with supermarkets”, but that would be wrong. There is a lot wrong with supermarkets, but I guess what I want to say is that I accept that supermarkets are a part of most of our lives. They have done good things in terms of making good food cheaper, and they are the place that the vast majority of us will do our weekly shop.
And that’s ok.
But there are other ways to shop, that are built on more sustainable models that fit with our ethos of ‘slow food’, and that have a focus on people and planet as well as profit. Here are twelve of them:
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...Food and Recipes, One Planet Living, Sustainable Living

Ten Easy Ways to Eat Sustainably

March 15, 2017

Eating sustainably will mean different things to different people, and it’s such a complex topic that it can sometimes feel hard to even know where to start.
Here are 10 easy things we can all do to eat more sustainably.
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One Planet Living, Sustainable Living

SLOW Food

March 13, 2017

Food is a huge issue, and a hugely complex issue, and one that we won’t be able to deal with in just one short month during our One Planet Living year.
I haven’t posted anything else since my intro post to One Planet Food, because to be honest, I’ve been struggling to know where to start. I keep starting posts and then abandoning them as it all seems to get so complicated so quickly.
So I’ve decided to go back to basics and have been giving a lot of thought to what ‘sustainable food’ and sustainable eating might mean. Which brings me to SLOW.
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...Food and Recipes, One Planet Living, Sustainable Living

One Planet Food

March 4, 2017

Oh my goodness. If  I thought January whizzed by, then February feels like it has almost passed me by completely!
I had so many good intentions of all the brilliant posts I was going to write about One Planet Buying, but life got really busy, and I’m starting up something new (you can take a peek here if you fancy!), and I’m realising that I find it really hard to focus on more than one thing at once!
Anyway, I’m here, and I’m determined to carry on this theme of One Planet Living – I’ve had so many lovely comments and e-mails from people telling me how useful they are finding it to be able to break things down, and tackle things in a more structured way, so it feels like it’s making a difference. Which makes me very happy.

So… this month is all about Food.
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