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Breastfeeding awareness week may 11th – 17th
Friday, 9 May, 2008 – 2:27 | 6 Comments
Breastfeeding awareness week may 11th – 17th

One of the greenest and most self sufficient things a new mother can do is breastfeed her child. It is nature’s miracle at its best – the perfectly designed food for your baby that changes …

Potatoes – a solution to the food crisis?
Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2008 – 1:36 | 5 Comments
Potatoes – a solution to the food crisis?

I ate new potatoes on Christmas Day. Did I fall foul of consumerism at its best? Did I pay an outrageous price to have some new potatoes transported thousands of miles to reach me in …

Simplify your life with International downshifting Week – Saturday 19th to Friday 25th April 2008
Monday, 14 Apr, 2008 – 3:48 | 9 Comments
Simplify your life with International downshifting Week – Saturday 19th to Friday 25th April 2008

People across the globe are gearing up, or should that be gearing down, for International Downshifting Week. International Downshifting week takes place from Saturday 19th to Friday 25th April 2008 and it’s your chance to …

How to eat your 5 a day portions of fruit and vegetables
Tuesday, 1 Apr, 2008 – 8:56 | 6 Comments
How to eat your 5 a day portions of fruit and vegetables

I feel that one of the ‘greenest’ things we can do is take responsibility for our health. One of the most self sufficient things we can do is to empower ourselves with knowledge in order …

How to get free heating for your home!
Saturday, 9 Feb, 2008 – 9:54 | Comments Off
How to get free heating for your home!

The sun is shining here in the UK today. It’s a beautiful day that reminds us spring is on the way.
On days like this we can get heating for free if we take advantage of …

Meals from left overs – frugal and self sufficient?
Friday, 8 Feb, 2008 – 4:51 | 2 Comments
Meals from left overs – frugal and self sufficient?

It is estimated that in the UK, we throw away, on average, one third of all the food we buy each week.
A lot of this is through leftovers. So it makes sense to either measure …

Top ten frugal tips for a self sufficient lifestyle
Wednesday, 30 Jan, 2008 – 2:11 | Comments Off
Top ten frugal tips for a self sufficient lifestyle

With hybrid cars, under floor heating, solar panels and geothermal pumps, you could be forgiven for thinking that going green is an expensive hobby for the elite.
My belief is that a self sufficient, ethical, sustainable …