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  • 5 Sep 2016

    Enter our writing competition

    To celebrate our new website launching next month we are running the first ever Green Parent writing competition. Feel inspired to put pen to paper to write about your parenting experiences? Want to share your passion for green issues with the world? We'd love to hear your stories and ideas. […] more

  • 15 Jul 2016

    Make your own Calendula healing salve

    Known as Herb of the Sun, the vibrant orange and yellow flowers of Calendula are said to lift the spirits and encourage cheerfulness. This colourful flowering plant is best known for its skin healing properties. It can be used to treat wounds, burns, insect bites, eczema, skin ulcers and rashes. An infusion of the petals can be used for treatment of flu and fevers as it helps to induce perspiration. And for ear infections, a drop of calendula oil on a cotton ball can be effective. The soothing properties of calendula in treating sore nipples and nappy rash is useful knowledge. […] more

  • 11 Jul 2016

    Get the new edition out this week

    The theme for our latest edition is roots. Want to know how to honour grandparents, preserve memories and revive the lost art of letter writing? This edition is packed with articles to help you on your way. We also check out schools where your child can learn real survival skills such as how to make shelter and light a fire. And offer you 12 wild camping experiences in some of the most stunning places in the UK. Plus meet families who’ve taken to the road and are living their dream, the mum who home educates from a tiny house and the homebirth advocate who is on a mission to change maternity care in the UK. […] more

  • 21 Jun 2016

    Permaculture in a Family Garden

    Lisa Hallden shares how gardening for the family’s vegetable needs can be hugely rewarding from the sprout of the first seed to the picking of the harvest […] more

  • 15 Jun 2016

    Go Green in the Garden

    Our gardens are brimming with life and the mini ecosystem that you cultivate is connected to the larger environment. Encourage biodiversity in your space by thinking about what plants you grow and what materials you use. Read on for more ideas […] more

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