What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

A Greenhouse for free!

When we moved into the house in Hayle we immediately noticed that the house next door was empty but had clearly been occupied by a gardener, he died apparently, two greenhouses stood abandoned in the yard. It took awhile but we finally met the new owners and they are more than happy to have us take them both, and the composter, and any pots we could find. So the first one is ready to be cleaned up and refitted with its glass while the second one awaits in the overgrown yard next door. The compost has gone to the allotment and the composter is ready for filling in our back yard. We both feel happy to be rescuing these greenhouses and think the previous owner would be pleased as well to see them saved from the dump. They will be invaluable for getting plants started while the soil prep is taking hold in the allotment.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

My work bike

Now that we are car free again we have decided to get some bikes. I've made mine into a work bike. Here is the first use of the trailer. I picked up about 10 pounds of veggie clippings from a commercial kitchen to add to our compost. I've got about £150 or so into this bike, so far so good. Now if I can just learn to navigate roundabouts!