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  • 13 Aug 2013

    Gardening: What is it good for?

    Recently, I took a break from my writing for a couple of weeks to enjoy the beautiful weather and to focus on my girls who have been through some significant developmental leaps recently. But, as a fairly typical type A personality I soon found myself immersed in yet another project. This time, however, it was a full family activity. Our lovely garden, that became hidden under an embarrassingly large collection of weeds when I became too large and lethargic to even consider touching them in my last pregnancy, has kept us busy for almost 3 weeks now. […] more

  • 13 Aug 2013

    Ten garden camp out ideas

    With rules and regulations, campsites can be strict. There are some that allow camping fires, but these are few and far between and often get booked up during the busy summer months. One simple and fun way to enjoy camping on your own terms is to start in your very own garden! Kids will love the novelty of a camping night, and it is a lovely opportunity to have some ‘connected’ time together as a family without the distractions of television or video games. Here are some ideas to make your garden camping night one to remember... […] more

  • 30 Jul 2013

    Grow a Love Garden

    I wish I was one of those green-fingered people who are permanently itching to sink their fingers in to the soil, who walk past weak looking plants and want to immediately transplant them, who take cuttings and know the names of shrubs and flowers. Truth is, I’m not. I want to be, but more often than not, my garden looks more on the wild side (read: neglected). But when I really get stuck into tending to it, I feel good. I get into the swing of weeding and planting, and enjoy all the fruits of my labour as they grow. […] more

  • 16 Jul 2013

    New issue out now!

    The latest edition of The Green Parent has just reached the shelves. We are so excited about the 116 pages of juicy content in this edition. From motherhood in tribal cultures to how to make real bread we have packed in plenty of inspiration. […] more

  • 2 Jul 2013

    Working holidays

    Fancy a holiday with a difference? Perhaps you have a little prince who has always dreamt of waking up in a castle, or a budding archaeologist who wants to learn more. National Trust Working Holidays are a fantastic way to get involved with the important work of this charity that works to preserve and protect historic places for everyone. […] more

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