Useful flowers and veges to grow in the garden this Spring

Useful flowers and veges to grow in the garden this Spring

Get out in the garden this spring, and grow some useful flowers and veges. It’s satisfying, saves money, and reduces packaging if you can grow even a few flowers and vegetables at home. In spring, the soil in the garden starts to warm up, and 

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Store and preserve any excess fruit and vegetables, to use in months when there isn’t as much to harvest from your garden. Storing your harvest is a great way to deal with surplus vegetables, for use in the months when there isn’t so much growing 

Water saving tips for living with rainwater tanks

Water saving tips for living with rainwater tanks

Water use – living off the ‘water supply grid’ in New Zealand Water saving when you rely on rain water tanks Living rurally in New Zealand, my family relies on using rain water that we collect from our roof, rather than being connected to a 

Gardening guide: What vegetables to grow in Spring

Gardening guide: What vegetables to grow in Spring

Spring is almost here in New Zealand, and its time to start thinking about the vegetables and flowers you want to grow this year. Now is the right time for sowing seeds, which takes a little more time than buying seedlings ready to plant later 

My Top 5 Eco-friendly Living Challenges

My Top 5 Eco-friendly Living Challenges

Challenges to living your most eco-friendly life Living with eco-friendly habits can throw you some challenges. There are usually a few areas that prove harder than others, often because of constraints around money, time, and all the commitments we have in our lives. There are 

How to make Compost – Step by Step

How to make Compost – Step by Step

Do you have a compost bin at home? If not, give it a go, with this guide to starting a compost bin Composting fruit and vegetable scraps and organic materials at home can hugely reduce the waste that ends up in landfill. Making compost from 

Why I’m struggling to write during Lockdown 2020

Why I’m struggling to write during Lockdown 2020

 Who could have imagined life in Lockdown? Last year, in early 2019, I quit my office job and jumped out of the usual way of working in our culture. I did this so I can spend more time at home becoming more self sufficient, and 

Best vegetables to grow in winter NZ

Best vegetables to grow in winter NZ

Growing vegetables at home As we move into autumn, gardeners are thinking about what are the best vegetables to grow this winter. The summer crops like tomatoes and zucchini are slowing down or have already stopping producing vegetables. Now is the time to tidy up 

Book Review: Save, Make, Do by Lyn Webster

Book Review: Save, Make, Do by Lyn Webster

Borrow a book about saving money! I love borrowing library books about living a more eco friendly and sustainable lifestyle. And I love them even more if they also have tips about ways to save money! Last month, I borrowed the book ‘Save, Make, Do’ 

Is ‘Eco Living’ easier for people with certain privilege?

Is ‘Eco Living’ easier for people with certain privilege?

What do I mean by privilege? Since July 2019, I’ve been writing about zero waste, eco living and self sufficiency. I have been adding posts here on my blog and sharing my thoughts on Facebook and Instagram mainly, but also Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin. During