Growing, making and teaching for a healthier Earth
Seedblog is a warm, vibrant online 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'm particularly motivated to share sustainable tips among my own generation (Y), so we may leave our children with an Earth in better shape than we received it.
In addition to the information presented on this page and my Instagram account, I also run workshops both solo and with friends. I invite you to soak up as much or as little from seedblog 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. Be sure to check out the workshops page for upcoming events! Have fun exploring - Katie x
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
Erin Rhoads, an everyday Melbournian and a pioneer of plastic-free and zero-waste lifestyles
American Lauren Singer has years of waste-free living advocation behind her and endless tips for others wanting to do the same
This longstanding initiative provides the what, why, how and where of recycling in Australia
A film to make us think hard about our choices each time we want to buy something new
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...
Artichoke (Globe, Jerusalem) - Asian greens - Asparagus - Beetroot - Borage - Broccoli
Cabbage - Capsicum - Carrots - Celery - Celeriac - Chilli - Chives - Coriander - Cucumber - Eggplant - Herbs - Kale - Kohlrabi
Leeks - Lettuce Melons - Mitzuna - Mustard Greens - Onion - Oregano - Parsley - Parsnip - Peas - Potatoes - Radish
Rocket - Shallots - Silverbeet - Spinach - Tomatoes - Turnip/Swede - Zucchini
Bananas - Berries - Grapefruit - Lemons - Limes - Jerusalem Artichoke - Asparagus - Broad Beans
Beetroot - Broccoli - Cabbage - Capsicum - Cauliflower - Carrot - Celery - Cucumber - Leek - Lettuce - Onion - Parsley
Parsnip - Peas - Potatoes - Rhubarb - Silverbeet - Peas - Spinach - Spring Onion - Sweet Potato - Turnips - Zucchini
Still using plastic bin liners?
If you’re composting food scraps and recycling paper and most plastics, there will be very little going into your landfill! To collect rubbish, fold newspaper (all Aussie newspapers are safe to compost) into a REALLY easy bin-liner, or simply go without! Give your bin a rinse and dry in the sunshine every now and then as needed - plastic free!
(Remember - NEVER put recycling in plastic bags!)
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.