Mindfulness and green living go hand-in-hand for me. The definition of mindfulness (according to Google) is "the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something." There are so many aspects of green living which can be thought of as mindful.
When you have a tree laden with plums and there are not enough Sunday's in the year to make enough crumbles to eat them all!
After a short hiatus from the blog I'm back and ready to talk about the fun we've been having down at the allotment...
Call me crazy but I'm thinking of using flowers from my own garden in my wedding bouquet. Well, why not? They are already there, my garden is full of beautiful flowers throughout the summer, so nothing new would be produced just to be cut for one day in my hands. They are organically grown and completely natural as much of my garden is self-seeded anyway.
This is the first of a seasonal series on our first year on the allotment. We went armed with no idea, a Thermos of tea and a lot of optimism.
Time to start planning our new allotment for the forthcoming year. A whole year of vegetables to be planted!
This was my first attempt at being plastic-free for a whole month (See my original post here) and, as predicted, I ran into a few problems.
A garden transformation: from unhealthy lawn to natural, insect, bee and butterfly heaven! See the photo timeline here.
In the green world words get thrown around to describe the different attributes of products but what do they mean? It's easy to get bogged down by the lingo and walk into a shop not really knowing what to expect. So I've put together a little glossary of terms which will probably get extended and added to over time to include new terminology I learn as I'm going along!
Leading on from my last post I've decided that now, at the beginning of this blog, is the time to consider ways in which we can go greener in the future.