Article Title: Help the pollinators, help the world
If you read my blog last year on indoor plants for a serial killer you’ll know that my foray into plant cultivation has been less than smooth sailing. However, I feel that as my plants approach their first birthday, I have graduated to attempting something more focused.
Article Title: Fresh Corn Tamales
What’s extra special about travelling somewhere new is seeing things with fresh eyes. This happened to me in Peru recently with corn.
Article Title: Heat-loving Crops for Summer
Now that the warm summer weather is here, it’s a great time to be in the garden. All the heat-loving crops are ready to be planted.
Article Title: Growing blueberries - a beginner’s guide
Blueberries are the queen of berry fruits as they have no thorns, they’re not invasive, there’s no need for support or spraying and you can grow them in any climate.
Article Title: Indoor plants for a serial plant killer
There’s plenty of research to show that having plants can improve your mental as well as physical wellbeing. There was only one problem – I’m a serial plant killer.
Article Title: Crop rotation – an easy guide
For gardeners, crop rotation can often seem difficult or confusing. The fact is it’s actually quite easy and for organic gardeners, a really important aspect of growing vegetables.
Article Title: How to go zero waste in your garden
Having your own garden is a great way to contribute to a healthier planet, but going zero waste makes an even more positive impact.
Article Title: Why and how to save your seeds
Organic Edible Garden has some useful tips for the easy, fun and economical practice of saving vegetable, flower and fruit seeds.
Article Title: How to keep summer’s nutrition for winter
Although winter has its own healthy offerings from the garden, we can give ourselves a boost in the colder months by putting summer’s bounty aside for rainy days.
Article Title: Aaron Brunet’s super vital summer salad
This salad recipe from Aaron Brunet is full of leafy greens, other raw veggies and a delicious cashew parmesan topping.
Article Title: The organic home garden: Spring
Spring is a tricky time for gardeners - we’re itching to get out and plant all the amazing vegetables that thrive during warmer weather, but Spring can dish up surprises like warm days then late frosts. So don’t be too hasty.
Article Title: Permaculture for sustainable design
If you’ve looked into permaculture, you might be wondering how this system of design is different to other ways of gardening and shaping the space where you live.
Article Title: The organic home garden: winter
Winter is a good time to get maintenance jobs done around the garden. Getting rid of weeds that can be a breeding ground for next season’s green shield beetle is worth putting on the list.
Article Title: The organic home garden: Autumn
How to help your garden thrive in Autumn.
Article Title: Organic gardening in urban spaces
How to create an inner city garden oasis at your house. It will be great for you and the environment!
Article Title: Planting an organic Spring garden
Organic gardening is a philosophy that stresses increasing the natural health of the soil, choosing plants that are suited to your area, and working with nature to produce a healthy and productive garden that benefits the environment. Organic gardening, even if you only have a tiny patch of land, enables you to have a natural relationship with the cycle of nature and the production of food.
Article Title: How to set up a school garden
Paul Dickinson, founder of OKE- a charity which helps to set up school gardens so kids can learn about healthy eating and sustainability- tells us how you can set up a school garden.
Article Title: Walking the talk – Sarah Fox
As part of our series where we find out more about how some of the team at ecostore are living sustainably we caught up with Sarah, who looks after our wholesale customer service, to talk about the importance of giving back to the community, and how making small changes to go green can have a big impact.
Article Title: Walking the talk – research & development manager Huia Iti
This week we caught up with our research and development manager Huia Iti, who tells us how life by the sea is a chance to enjoy local food, cut down on waste and tread more lightly on the planet.
This week we caught up with Tony, the general manager of operations and procurement at our manufacturing facility, Eco Tech, to talk about the importance of maintaining a local community and how he’s created a permaculture garden in an urban environment.