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Growing plastic-free with a herb garden

Three little steps

Plastic Free Herb Garden

When it comes to going plastic-free, I couldn’t let the children have all the fun. I put on my plastic free thinking cap and came up with a perfect plan for reducing plastic and making my life more fun. Because the children helped us create the perfect mini veggie plot, it’s my turn to get planting. I’m an enthusiastic home-cook and also a busy mother. I love to create healthy meals for the family. Preferably ones I can make without slaving away for hours in the kitchen. Herbs play a big part in this. From ribbons of basil in our no-cook, raw tomato sauce or sage on top of simply ravioli – herbs add all the flavour. Without adding any nasties. What better way to go than to have our own plastic free herb garden?

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Published: January 6, 2019
Author: Sian
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Going Plastic Free as a Young Family

The plot quickens

In the spirit of getting us all involved, step 2 of going plastic free was a spot of DIY. First of all, we had great fun at the weekend. We set ourselves up a small vegetable plot in our garden. We used some old sleepers we had from some recent building work. Also some stakes we had going spare to make our wigwam. We’ve planted cucumbers, peppers, peas and runner beans. And of course, we’ve hung some strawberry plants up too for little hands to pick at as they check on the plot.

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Published: January 5, 2019
Author: Sian
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Gulp, do we use that much plastic?

 Swapping Plastic for Pink

Going for Plastic Free Drinking

Going plastic-free as a young family is tough. So many kids’ snacks come in plastic wrapping and finding time to make everything from scratch instead is often near impossible. But we’re ready to take on the challenge. We’ve set ourselves the goal of radically reducing our plastic use this year. We’ve been thinking about it for some time. however, it took our six-year-old  coming home from school upset and worried after watching David Attenborough’s now-famous Blue Planet episode to get us to take the leap. Her naive logic made us think. She just couldn’t get her head around why we couldn’t all immediately stop using plastic that was hurting animals. So we’ve promised her we will go on our own crusade against plastic.

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Published: January 3, 2019
Author: Sian
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