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  • 29 Aug 2014

    Ten years of The Green Parent - issue 60 out now!

    The 60th edition of The Green Parent magazine has just been released; celebrating ten years of alternative, inspiring publishing. This issue is crammed with great articles and also has a free beauty guide tucked inside to help you make the best choices. The focus for this edition is community. We spoke to parents who are raising their children in co-housing projects, discovered the best ways to help your children make friends and discovered how home education and home birth groups can provide just the support you need. […] more

  • 2 Jun 2014

    Our new issue is out now

    We have just published our 59th edition of The Green Parent magazine. This issue is all about Being Wild so we cover foraging for food, wild play and the best festivals to take your family to this summer. Inside you'll find pages of ideas, inspiration and information on all stages of the parenting journey. Read about how to become a better birth partner right up to how to practice Simplicity Parenting with teens. Read on to find out more about what's in this wild edition! […] more

  • 28 May 2014

    Firing up an ethical BBQ

    Ah, alfresco dining. Summer is truly here when we find ourselves munching outside to the sound of crickets and the feel of warm sun on our skin. Even given the vagaries of the British weather, there are always a few special meals outside that stand out in our memories of a particular summer. When all the family are gathered around a fire with hot baked potatoes, or a lavish picnic is enjoyed in a secluded woodland spot. […] more

  • 22 May 2014

    Finding the best ethical florists

    Flowers are probably our most common default present - in the UK we spend £2.2 billion on cut flowers every year. A nice bunch for your mother-in-law to say happy birthday. A get-well gift for an ailing auntie. A token of love for your partner. Even a treat for yourself to brighten up the house after a long week at work. Flowers lift our spirits and speak words of condolence, comfort, celebration and love. And yet, our addiction to cut flowers is a bit of an ethical nightmare. […] more

  • 7 May 2014

    What to do in the garden in May

    May is often one of the most exciting months in the garden. Seeds sowed in early spring are really flourishing and often the combination of sunny days and rain showers causes an absolute abundance of greenery. Areas that looked barren are suddenly vibrant with life and seedlings shoot up - as do weeds. We once went away on holiday for two weeks in May and came back to a completely different garden: lush, gloriously green and completely overgrown! It’s a month for keeping an eye on the weeds too as they compete with seedlings for nutrients and moisture. […] more

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