Wild Garlic Seed Planting Made Easy: Expert Advice

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Foragers and gardeners love the flavorful and adaptable nature of wild garlic, also known as ramson or bear’s garlic. It gives a distinct, intense flavour and aroma to a wide range of dishes while providing numerous health benefits. Wild garlic is said to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and is a good source of vitamins … Read more

Mastering the Art of Self-Sufficiency in the UK

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For anyone who grew up watching the BBC’s The Good Life, the very idea of “being self-sufficient” seems like a romantic dream that is perfectly possible in a back garden or backyard. “Self-sufficiency in suburbia!” as Tom Good called it, but is it really possible? Can we actually become fully “self-sufficient” in the UK? This … Read more

The Power of Self-Reliance on a Homestead

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Living self-sufficiently on a homestead is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, but it does come with its challenges. Many people may be intimidated by homesteading and think it is too difficult or complicated. With the right mindset and knowledge, anyone can learn to be self-reliant. Self-reliance is essential to homesteading; it helps us become more aware … Read more

Natural Deodorants That Actually Work: 5 Options To Try

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When you think of natural deodorants, you might envision a weak, watered-down version of the strong and aluminium-based antiperspirants you’re used to. Still, there are several natural deodorants that actually work on the market that are effective and free of harmful chemicals. If you’re looking for a natural deodorant that actually works, you’re in luck. … Read more

Saving Energy At Home: Do Dimming Lights Save Energy?

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In case you haven’t noticed by now, the UK (and the rest of the world) is in a bit of an energy crisis. The prices are going up and we’re faced with the impossible choice between not using energy, or making up the surplus with either fossil fuels (coal, etc) or nuclear energy. I’m not … Read more

Say Goodbye to Traditional Candles and Hello to Zero Waste Candles

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During the wintertime, we love spending the evenings indoors watching TV or participating in hobbies (like writing these blogs!). While we’re indoors, lighting a few candles around the house and staying in for the night is an excellent way to make the house feel like home. However, we all know that burning candles have an … Read more

Biodegradable Plastic: A False Solution to Plastic Pollution?

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Plastic. It seems to be everywhere in our world. A recent study by The University of Newcastle, Australia, suggests that humans potentially ingest every week “up to 5 g/week of microplastic particles.”. That’s the same weight as a 20-pence piece in the UK or an American nickel. Biodegradable plastics, or bioplastics, might be the answer … Read more

Do Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergents Work? 7 Tips To Super Charge Your Green Detergents

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Laundry. It’s something that most adults have to do every day and for most of us, grabbing a bottle or box of detergent at the store is quick, easy, and something we don’t think about. However, your detergent habit could be harming the environment, and there IS a better way! So, do eco-friendly laundry detergent … Read more

Master the Art of Food Preservation: Essential Tips for Achieving Food Security

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Food security means different things to different people. For some of us, being food secure means having a few months’ supplies of food in the pantry ready for whatever might happen (such as a job loss or a global shortage), and for others, it means learning how to cook and preserve food for our family’s … Read more