18 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

5 Eco-Friendly Mattress Materials

Today, there are a lot of products that are being labeled as eco-friendly; unfortunately, most of these claims are nothing more than marketing hype that have very little to do with reality. This can also be true when it comes to eco-friendly mattresses. However learning what to look for and how to evaluate mattresses will […]

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17 August 2011 ~ 3 Comments

The Pros And Cons Of Organic Box Schemes

photo credit: AndyRobertsPhotos I’m always keen to find new ways to be more eco friendly but I’ve always struggled with the concept of organic box schemes. The premium price tag and the lack of flexibility have always been such a turn off that I’ve never really seriously considered them. Until last week. Reading [easyazon-link asin=”0340954671″]Confessions […]

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08 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Planning Your Organic Vegetable Garden With The GroOrganic Organic Vegetable Planner

photo credit: La Flaf GroOrganic is an online tool for designing and managing your organic vegetable plot. To start planning your vegetables plot you begin by selecting your location which will in turn help to provide advice on your local weather, ensuring you don’t plant fragile plants when there is still a risk of frost […]

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01 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Four Tested Tips For Growing Better Organic Vegetables

photo credit: NomadicLass In today’s factory farming, producers are forced to use a potent cocktail of pesticides and herbicides to keep yields up as high as possible in the hope of turning a profit. But given the choice, most of us would rather these chemicals weren’t used. From pesticide residues on food to the pollution […]

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23 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Eco Living Review: “The Green Food Bible” By Judith Wills

photo credit: thebittenword.com How green is the food we eat? Is local food always better than imported food? Which cooking methods use the least energy? Is organic food really better for you than non-organic? These are just a few of the questions which author Judith Wills aims for is her book entitled “The Green Food […]

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22 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

How To Grow Your Own Food Without A Garden

photo credit: abbydonkrafts For many of us green-minded folk, the attraction of growing our own crops is strong. We get to save money, grow organically thus eliminating herbicide and pesticide use, reduce food miles and eat fresh, natural food which can only be good for us. And yet, for all the attraction of growing out […]

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14 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

7 Amazingly Good Reasons Start Growing Your Own Food

photo credit: ginnerobot Growing your own food can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. At one end of the scale you could just put aside one small area in your garden in order to grow a few vegetables yourself. At the other end of the scale you could start […]

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11 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

“Not On The Label” Book Review

photo credit: Adam UXB Smith Not On The Label is a book which promises to give a behind-the-scenes tour of the food industry, revealing things that the big food producers and manufacturers would never want us to see. Call me nosey but anything that is going to potential reveal some juicy secrets really gets my […]

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14 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A Beautiful Symbiosis: Why Saving The Planet Can Save Your Pocket Too

photo credit: net_efekt When we think about organic food, fair trade products, free range eggs and the like it is easy to balk at just how expensive many of these items are. Many people avoid going green simply because of the cost implications. I have to admit that I also used to think like this. […]

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23 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Container Crops – How Anyone Can Grow Their Own Food – No Matter Where They Live

photo credit: Frank_BB Most of us are well aware of the problems surrounding “food miles” these days. The fact that your green beans have been flown in from Africa may be enough to make us think twice about purchasing them. Add to this the fact that it can be difficult to know how our food […]

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