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  • 1 Oct 2015

    Buy Nothing Day

    When Adbusters set up Buy Nothing Day in the 90’s, they sensibly set it during the month of November – just when the rampant consumerism that leads us up to Christmas begins. Here are our top ten ways to increase your enjoyment of life and reduce your consumerism at home. […] more

  • 17 Sep 2015

    Gather seeds to grow community

    A strong community, just like a healthy tree, starts with solid roots. So, what better way for a community to look back to its roots, and put down fresh ones, than by coming together to grow more trees from seed? 23rd September marks the start of Seed Gathering Season 2015 – a month-long festival organised by The Tree Council, which aims to inspire people to get outside and gather, nurture and germinate tree seeds for the benefit of their neighbourhoods. The trees that are most likely to put down the strongest roots are the ones whose seeds have been gathered from local stock. […] more

  • 16 Sep 2015

    Ten things to love about autumn

    Living in a house without electricity and heating always makes us slightly more ambivalent about the arrival of autumn. This season, which used to be one of my favourites, is now a reminder of the more challenging winter months to come. The nights begin to draw in, and we have to get ourselves organised for bedtime well in advance! The expansiveness and openness of summer, with its long, glorious evenings, is over. It helps me to remind myself just how much there is to love about this wonderful season. Here are ten things to love about autumn. […] more

  • 7 Aug 2015

    Creative with courgettes

    Courgettes are at their best right now, and these recipes offer some interesting and delicious new ways to make use of them in the kitchen from the fabulous teatime treat - courgette bread to a summer barbeque favourite. […] more

  • 11 Jul 2015

    Keep up to date

    Every month we send out a free newsletter crammed with loads of great content that we couldn't squeeze into the magazine. Want to have a read? Our next edition is crammed with goodies on saving money at home and how to make your own beauty treats (easily and using stuff you already have in your kitchen!). Plus read about how to find time out for yourself and plenty more inspiration. It's free and you can get it here... […] more

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