Could you be the solution to saving the planet?

Or could you be the problem? A little harsh? Maybe so, yet we have serious environmental problems piling up and the solutions are embarrassingly simple, they just take a little effort. We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Let’s look at our households, not some exotic offshore…

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How to make a insect hotel for your garden

There are some 10 quintillion insects buzzing around the planet at this moment. They are the largest biomass of the terrestrial animal on the planet and play an extremely important role in keeping us alive. Insects spend their time pollinating the flowering plants and trees, which produces most of the food we eat. Some of…

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Pickled Nasturtium Pods Anyone?

The nasturtiums in my back yard farm are going bonkers! They are growing so much! The yellow, orange and red flowers are spreading all over my garden, calling in the pollinators. So beautiful AND tasty! I love the nasturtiums sweet pungent peppery flavour! I enjoy eating the leaves and flowers straight from the garden or…

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How to grow duckweed for your urban pond

Percy Ross once said “Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean”. I thought I would start small and grow duckweed in a bucket then move it to a pond. And who knows, my pond may help create more lakes and then…

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Funky Fridge? Make A Natural Fertiliser

I’m the sort of person that easily forgets certain leftovers and opened jars in the fridge. So of course things start to get a little funky. Instead of throwing things straight in the compost bin I try and take the time to make a natural fertiliser with some of the stinky fridge ingredients. A natural…

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Vertical Pallet Gardens

I’ve seen plenty of vertical pallet gardens in coffee shops and I’ve always wanted to make my own. Pallets are usually readily available and are either free or cheap to buy. I picked mine up from a local agro/garden shop. They were free as they were a little broken. I have really enjoyed transforming pallets…

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Urban Potatoes Rock!

Now, there is something truly delicious about roasted potatoes with rosemary. It has to be one of my favourite baked dishes 🙂 So naturally I wanted to have the experience of growing my own organic potatoes. Unfortunately potatoes have gained a bit of a bad reputation due to the common habit of deep frying them.…

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