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S E E D

simple
environmental
ethical
doable

 
 
 
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About

               SEED is a warm, vibrant space created to share information that I've learned, and am building on daily, in order to lower my environmental footprint. I fell onto this path by chance as I came across more resources and people enhancing awareness of issues that affect each and every one of us on a daily basis - issues that most of us aren't knowledgeable about or do anything to combat.
               I invite you to soak up as much or as little from SEED as you like - if you then take with you a small piece of new wisdom, choose a bad habit to break, or try your hand in the garden for the first time, I'll be stoked! I encourage you to follow my blog, Facebook page and Instagram @SEEDblog for fresh ideas each week to keep the fire alight. Have fun exploring!  - Katie

 
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it
— Robert Swan
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In the garden

What can I plant now?

(FEBRUARY, australia, temperate)

Basil

Beans

Beetroot

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Cabbage

Capsicum

Carrots

Chicory

Chilli

Chives

Coriander

Cucumber

Eggplant

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Lettuce

Mitzuna

Mustard Greens

Okra

Oregano

Parsley

Parsnip

Pumpkin

Quinoa

Radish

Rocket

Rockmelon

Silverbeet

Squash

Sunflower

Sweet Corn

Warrigal Greens

Watermelon

Gardening Australia Planting Guide

 

What is in season now?

(summer, Australia, Temperate)

Apricots

Bananas

Berries

Cherries

Figs

Grapefruit

Grapes

Lemons

Melons

Valencia Oranges

Peaches

Pears

Plums

Strawberries

Basil

Beans

Beetroot

Capsicum

Carrot

Chilli

Corn

Cucumber

Eggplant

Leek

Lettuce

Onion

Parsley

Parsnip

Potatoes

Rhubarb

Silverbeet

Spring Onion

Squash

Zucchini

Seasonal Food Guide

HOME GROWN

baking, growing, preserving, building, fermenting, preparing, creating

Homemade things are generally cheaper, eco-friendly and very satisfying. Gardening in particular is a rewarding activity that satiates the soul. Dig in here for information, tips and recipes...

 
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Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rethink, repurpose

ZERO WASTE

"We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty"
- WINSTON CHURCHILL

In a world where consumerism dictates our existence, the environment suffers more and more. Waste products, including rubbish, chemicals and energy, end up being stored elsewhere and are never really gone. Consequently, the air, oceans, soil and earthlings on which we rely suffer greatly. A zero (or minimal) waste lifestyle can help to combat these horrific effects - find out more here


 

The Rogue Ginger

Erin Rhoads, an everyday Melbournian and a pioneer of plastic-free and zero-waste lifestyles

trash is for tossers

American Lauren Singer has years of waste-free living advocation behind her and endless tips for others wanting to do the same

clean up australia - recycling

This longstanding initiative provides the what, why, how and where of recycling in Australia

the story of stuff

A film to make us think hard about our choices each time we want to buy something new

 
 
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What you can do for Mother Nature this month:

 
 

There are so many lovely veggies in season right now! While they're at their best, learn how to ferment them to give your gut some love. Start with something simple like sauerkraut - it's so simple and cheap to make! See a basic recipe here, you might want to add in beetroot, herbs or carrot to jazz it up. Mmmm....

 

 

ANIMAL-FREE

Environment - Ethics - Health

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
- JANE GOODALL

Global research in animal agriculture and meat consumption tells us many enlightening things: it tells us that up to 51% of global greenhouse gases are produced by animal farming; that red meat consumption is strongly linked to various common cancers such as prostate and colon; and that animals are capable of feeling emotion such as grief, pain and loss just like us. Read more about reducing your animal product use here.

 
 
 
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world
— Howard Zinn
 
 
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