The Pros And Cons Of Organic Box Schemes

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 Confessions Of An Eco Shopper …

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Planning Your Organic Vegetable Garden With The GroOrganic Organic Vegetable Planner

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 or planting too late …

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Four Tested Tips For Growing Better Organic Vegetables

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 of soil and …

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

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 Bible”. This detailed …

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How To Grow Your Own Food Without A Garden

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 own food for …

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7 Amazingly Good Reasons Start Growing Your Own Food

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 your own small …

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“Not On The Label” Book Review

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 interest and I have personally …

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

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. Until I had …

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

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 has been grown …

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