Feb
25
2021
Sarah Young

How to start a community garden: Part 3

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Posted Feb 25 2021 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
How to start a community garden Part 3

In the final instalment of how to start a community garden with Ethical.net, it’s time to address the key issues of planning and design, as well as how to make sure it’s sustainable in every way. Read more …

Feb
17
2021
Sarah Young

How to start a community garden: Part 2

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Posted Feb 17 2021 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
How to start a community garden: Part 2

We explore the nuts and bolts of how to start a community garden with Ethical.net, this time tackling finding a site and first steps towards sourcing funding. Read more …

Feb
10
2021
Sarah Young

How to start a community garden: Part 1

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Posted Feb 10 2021 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
How to start a community garden - Part 1

With the UK lockdown ongoing, many of us will be dreaming of days when we can once again be out and about and active in our local community. With this in mind, we share a series from Ethical.net exploring how to start a community garden. Read more …

Jan
6
2021
Sarah Young

Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 3

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Posted Jan 6 2021 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Using fruit in jams is one way to make seasonal produce go further

Keen to plan ahead to make the most of seasonal produce this year? We share a season-by-season exploration of food preservation methods, in a last instalment from our friends at Ethical.net. Read more …

Dec
17
2020
Sarah Young

Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 2

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Posted Dec 17 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Food preservation methods include drying as with these dried fruits

From drying and canning to pickling, bottling and more, Ethical.net share a second instalment of food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce throughout the year. Read more …

Dec
2
2020
Sarah Young

Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 1

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Posted Dec 2 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Dried chillies, an example of a traditional food preservation method

Keen to make the most of seasonal produce? We learn about the what and why of traditional food preservation methods with Ethical.net, beginning with the humble larder and root cellar. Read more …

Nov
4
2020
Sarah Young

Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 3 – around the home

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Posted Nov 4 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net

Explore how to reduce plastic use in the kitchen, living area, bedroom, bathroom and even the garden, with the help of our friends at Ethical.net. Read more …

Oct
28
2020
Sarah Young

Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 2 – cleaning products and toiletries

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Posted Oct 28 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Handmade toiletries can help reduce plastic use at home

The second instalment on plastic reduction from Ethical.net takes us through cutting plastic use in our cleaning products and toiletries, with a focus on making your own using the simplest of recipes. Read more …

Oct
21
2020
Sarah Young

Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 1 – what and why

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Posted Oct 21 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Great ways to reduce your plastic use at home: image by Jasmin Sessler

Are you struggling to reduce plastic use in your home? In this first instalment from Ethical.net, we learn why we should be aiming to reduce our plastic use, why recycling isn’t enough and how to get started reducing food-related plastic waste. Read more …

Oct
7
2020
Sarah Young

Sustainable alternatives to garden lawns: Part 2

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Posted Oct 7 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Edible alternatives to garden lawns

In this second look at sustainable alternatives to garden lawns, we hear from our friends at Ethical.net about growing your own food, keeping the kids happy and more. Read more …

Sep
30
2020
Sarah Young

Sustainable alternatives to garden lawns: Part 1

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Posted Sep 30 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Sustainable alternatives to garden lawns

From herbs to moss and more, we share a first instalment from our friends at Ethical.net about sustainable alternatives to garden lawns. Read more …

Jul
15
2020
Sarah Young

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 4: foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi

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Posted Jul 15 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Blackberries : foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi

From greengages to giant puffballs, in the final instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging, our friends at Ethical.net tackle the task of foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi. Read more …

Jul
8
2020
Sarah Young

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 3: foraging on the coast

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Posted Jul 8 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Mussels : foraging on the coast

Part 3 of the beginner’s guide to foraging introduces us to foraging on the coast, covering everything from marsh samphire to mussels and much more in between. Read more …

Jul
1
2020
Sarah Young

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 2: common edible weeds and wild plants

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Posted Jul 1 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Nettles : one of many common edible weeds

In Part 2 of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at Ethical.net, we learn which common edible weeds and wild plants can make their way to our plates. Read more …

Jun
24
2020
Sarah Young

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 1: the basics of foraging

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Posted Jun 24 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Wild garlic : a beginner's guide to foraging

We share a first instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at Ethical.net, starting with the basics of when and where, and the importance of safety and sustainability. Read more …

May
20
2020
Sarah Young

The 12 principles of permaculture: a way forward

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Posted May 20 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
National Permaaculture Convergence Hulme

We share a guest post from Ethical.net, in which Elizabeth Waddington sets out the twelve principles of permaculture. There’s plenty more to it than gardening, we promise! Read more …

May
6
2020
Sarah Young

How to make your own sustainable cleaning products

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Posted May 6 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net

Wondering how to make your own sustainable cleaning products? Our friends at Ethical.net are here to help, with useful tips galore and a recipe for homemade apple cider vinegar. Read more …

Apr
22
2020
Sarah Young

How and why to grow a food forest in your garden

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Posted Apr 22 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Food forest gardening diagram

With many of us taking steps to grow our own food right now, some for the first time, our friends at Ethical.net set out how and why to grow a food forest in your garden. Read more …

Mar
4
2020
Sarah Young

A guide to composting: methods for composting outdoors

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Posted Mar 4 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net

Are you ready to make compost in your back garden? From hot to cold composting and more besides, our friends at Ethical.net share how you can make the most of composting outdoors. Read more …

Feb
12
2020
Sarah Young

A guide to composting: methods for composting indoors

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Posted Feb 12 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Composting indoors

Thought not having a garden meant there was little point in composting? Think again! Having covered the basics of composting in Part 1 of the series, Ethical.net take a look at different ways of composting indoors. Read more …

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