Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Growing your own mushroom with Ellen

Ellen from Simple Sustainability came to show us how to grow your own mushroom with substrate made of recycled paper kitty litter and the spent substrate from an old mushroom kit.  Instead of composting the spent mushroom kit substrate, she has

Growing your own mushroom with Ellen

Ellen from Simple Sustainability came to show us how to grow your own mushroom with substrate made of recycled paper kitty litter and the spent substrate from an old mushroom kit.  Instead of composting the spent mushroom kit substrate, she has

2019 Swapped

We started back in January 2019 with lots of wonderful colours.  It was so exciting for us to be part of the Local Sustainability Fair that happened at Bedford Park Community Garden at the end of January.  This was followed

2019 Swapped

We started back in January 2019 with lots of wonderful colours.  It was so exciting for us to be part of the Local Sustainability Fair that happened at Bedford Park Community Garden at the end of January.  This was followed

Sourdough Starter Recipes

Remember last month when Edel shared her sourdough starter and showed us how to maintain it?  You may recall that the starter requires regular ‘feeding’ so you could end up with excess, especially if you’re taking a break from baking.

Sourdough Starter Recipes

Remember last month when Edel shared her sourdough starter and showed us how to maintain it?  You may recall that the starter requires regular ‘feeding’ so you could end up with excess, especially if you’re taking a break from baking.

Guest Speakers Wanted

You don’t have to have anything from your garden to swap to attend and join our events.  Why not share your knowledge? Have you got practical tips for growing food in the garden?  Interesting recipes that minimise waste but are

Guest Speakers Wanted

You don’t have to have anything from your garden to swap to attend and join our events.  Why not share your knowledge? Have you got practical tips for growing food in the garden?  Interesting recipes that minimise waste but are

Save unwanted olives and get free local olive oil

Such a great idea, those with excess olives from their garden can also harvest and deliver them on that weekend. Olives to Oil 2019 Olives to Oil is an annual celebration that brings communities together in the name of sustainable

Save unwanted olives and get free local olive oil

Such a great idea, those with excess olives from their garden can also harvest and deliver them on that weekend. Olives to Oil 2019 Olives to Oil is an annual celebration that brings communities together in the name of sustainable

DIY Fruit Fly Traps in My Garden

I was so absorbed in writing up the demo that I’ve forgotten to show the target end-product…duh!  Nevermind here they are, without any other distractions 🙂  As they are DIY, yours may not look the same but at least you

DIY Fruit Fly Traps in My Garden

I was so absorbed in writing up the demo that I’ve forgotten to show the target end-product…duh!  Nevermind here they are, without any other distractions 🙂  As they are DIY, yours may not look the same but at least you

DIY Fruit Fly Trap Demo

Here are the details of the fruit fly trap demo we did recently.  There are 2 simple traps – a sticky yellow one and a baiting liquid trap. Sticky trap You’ll need: Plastic sleeve – can be reused ziplock, document

DIY Fruit Fly Trap Demo

Here are the details of the fruit fly trap demo we did recently.  There are 2 simple traps – a sticky yellow one and a baiting liquid trap. Sticky trap You’ll need: Plastic sleeve – can be reused ziplock, document

Rare opportunity to grow your own food

One of our local followers is offering her garden for a team of gardeners to grow their own food.  There are plenty of raised garden beds, 12,000 litres capacity of rainwater tanks and compost bays.  All set in a neat,

Rare opportunity to grow your own food

One of our local followers is offering her garden for a team of gardeners to grow their own food.  There are plenty of raised garden beds, 12,000 litres capacity of rainwater tanks and compost bays.  All set in a neat,

OEPS @ Local Sustainability Fair

The Local Sustainability Fair at Bedford Park Community Garden had a great turnout!  Thanks Claire, for representing OEPS/ESPG.  Can’t wait for the next one now…

OEPS @ Local Sustainability Fair

The Local Sustainability Fair at Bedford Park Community Garden had a great turnout!  Thanks Claire, for representing OEPS/ESPG.  Can’t wait for the next one now…

Local Sustainability Fair @ Bedford Park Community Garden

We will be at the 1st Local Sustainability Fair happening at Bedford Park Community Garden on Sunday, 20th January 2019.  It will be a gathering of local businesses and community groups who support and practise sustainability.  You can find out

Local Sustainability Fair @ Bedford Park Community Garden

We will be at the 1st Local Sustainability Fair happening at Bedford Park Community Garden on Sunday, 20th January 2019.  It will be a gathering of local businesses and community groups who support and practise sustainability.  You can find out