Category Archives: Good for the environment

Reintroduction & Rewilding Summit – this Saturday

I almost never reblog a post, as regular readers will probably be aware. However, the free event advertised below looks like it could be very interesting and so it makes sense to spread the word. Should anyone reading this post … Continue reading

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After collecting arrows

I’d intended to do a number of jobs in the garden this morning but managed to fall asleep whilst catching up with a radio programme on BBC Sounds. At least this meant that I had the energy for a little … Continue reading

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Another hundred miles

It was quite fortuitous that I got excited after seeing the resident rodent had been in the dakek compost bin over the Christmas period. I’d been waiting for this to happen, so that I could get on with building another … Continue reading

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#BuyLeeds

I am aware that the majority of people who are likely to read this blog post are also likely to live too far away from Leeds to buy from independent retailers and makers in this area. However, is there such … Continue reading

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NFFN Cymru and a Green Recovery: How farming can be the solution

I love the line ‘The wonderful thing about food is that you get to vote three times a day.’ HB The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of our dysfunctional relationship with nature, environment and our food with studies linking the … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Red Campion

Silene dioica, more commonly known as Red Campion, has been gradually taking over the front garden since I threw a packet of seeds down, not expected them to come to much. Seeds sown directly into my soil rarely do for … Continue reading

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Moving online

I hear that more and more people are shopping online these days. Even before the pandemic, it was an increasing trend, but now there appears to be panic that the high street is dying and so we should all get … Continue reading

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Field and Flower

On Sunday, we drove out to a place called Altofts to collect some books that a kind gentleman had offered me on Nextdoor, an app which connects neighbours (who sign up). Altofts isn’t actually next door, however, so in order … Continue reading

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Making the switch: Ecotricity

Last Sunday, I watched a webinar in which Jen Gale, author of The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide, gave an overview of her book. This was the prompt for me to switch my energy supplier. I’d seen adverts for Ecotricity in Permaculture … Continue reading

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“Thanks for supporting an indie“

With libraries being closed and not set to open any time soon (presumably because they don’t create much revenue rather than because it’s harder to have social distancing in comparison with a clothes shop!), I’d been considering my options. Ordinarily, … Continue reading

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