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Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Do you like to grow vegetables in your garden? Now is the time of year in New Zealand to plan your vegetable garden planting, for summer and autumn harvests. Here are my top ten reasons to grow vegetables in your garden this year. (First published 

Three easy home baking recipes using Lemons

Three easy home baking recipes using Lemons

Home baking using lemons from the garden (First published 18 August 2019, updated for 30 July 2022) At the moment we have a lot of lemons on our lemon trees. I use the juice and peel of lemons in lots of recipes, particularly in baked 

What is a ‘Zero Waste’ lifestyle and why is it important?

What is a ‘Zero Waste’ lifestyle and why is it important?

What is a ‘Zero Waste’ lifestyle? Have you wondered ‘what is a Zero Waste lifestyle’ when you’ve seen or heard about the idea? The idea of Zero Waste living has become a popular aspiration for people, as we think about how our actions are affecting 

What can you do for the Plastic Free July 2022 challenge?

What can you do for the Plastic Free July 2022 challenge?

The Plastic Free July 2022 challenge is a great time to set some new goals to reduce plastic packaging waste. What can you do to take part this year? Plastic Free July 2022 – join in with millions of people around the world to reduce 

Top 10 Beautiful Songs about the Environment

Top 10 Beautiful Songs about the Environment

A round up of some favourite songs about the environment and nature. Inspiring songs about the environment Music is an important way for us to express ourselves. Songs entertain us, and connect us to each other. Artists take inspiration from the world around them, and 

10 good reasons why your garden needs a  greenhouse

10 good reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse

Are you considering buying or building a greenhouse in your garden, but not sure if it is worth it? Here is a list of reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse! Reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse Many people think that greenhouses are just 

What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

Do you have a lime tree in your backyard? Here are 25 limes recipes that use this zingy fruit. What to do when I have plenty of limes? Ask for recipes! The lime tree on my lifestyle block has an abundance of fruit this winter. 

10 ways to reduce food waste at home

10 ways to reduce food waste at home

Every day, around the world, so much food is wasted. Here’s how you can do your bit to reduce food waste, and save money too. Food waste is a huge problem Worldwide, a huge amount of food waste is created every day. Food waste happens 

30 Day Declutter challenge – in a zero waste way

30 Day Declutter challenge – in a zero waste way

Have you thought about decluttering and organizing your home, but not so keen on throwing things away? Try a 30 Day Declutter Challenge, but with a zero waste twist! If you have been thinking about reducing the ‘stuff’ in your home, it can be hard 

How to pack low waste lunchboxes for school or work

How to pack low waste lunchboxes for school or work

One way to reduce the waste is to pack waste free or low waste lunchboxes. These can be for school, work or any time you have to take lunch with you. What are low waste or zero-waste lunchboxes? Low waste lunchboxes are those that only