Blue glass

There isn’t much to report about the garden, apart from the fact that the Green Johanna seems to be working. Since Monday, the heap has gone down by about a third – I’ll have to check the dalek to compare.

On the subject of compost, though, we held our Composting Champions meeting at Rainbow Junction, a café which uses food which would otherwise have been thrown away, today. I ate a delicious bruschetta with mushrooms

and beetroot brownie with banana custard, which I find most pleasing. It is a shame that so much food goes to waste, as I have mentioned in numerous other posts, but I’m glad that there are a few resourceful individuals who are saving some of it from Leeds’ incinerator.

Another pleasing save from landfill is a set of blue glasses and other crockery, which I found in a Help The Aged shop. I had taken a few bits and pieces in and decided that I really needed to buy something to support the cause.

Of course, this does somewhat negate the decluttering efforts. However, considering our dwindling set of glasses and bowls – I wonder where they all disappear to – this purchase is an investment of a kind.

Besides, I love blue glass, so these will be kept from mainstream use. There are enough excess goods in the world, methinks, to allow me the occasional small indulgence!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to Blue glass

  1. Beetroot brownie? Hmmm… A while back I noticed there weren’t as many plates in my cabinet as usual and wondered what had happened to them. Then I realized that I had put a few under pots. 🙂

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Currently sufferng from blue glass envy. Not so sure about beetroot brownie, but such a good idea to use food.

  3. So pleased to learn that Johanna is working

  4. Clare Pooley says:

    Your Green Johanna seems to be working very well. Our compost bins aren’t reducing very much at present because of the cold weather. I have spoken to my husband about the Johanna and he appears quite interested so far. Just a little more persuasion and we may be getting one for ourselves!

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