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Growing, making and teaching for a healthier Earth

 

 
 
 
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About

               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

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

What can I plant now?

(november, australia, temperate)

Artichoke (Globe, Jerusalem) - Asparagus - Beetroot - Borage - Broccoli

Capsicum - Carrots - Chilli - Chives - Coriander - Cucumber - Eggplant - Herbs - Kale - Kohlrabi

Leeks - Lettuce - Melons - Mitzuna - Mustard Greens - Onion - Oregano - Parsley - Potatoes - Punpkin - Radish

Rocket - Shallots - Silverbeet - Spinach - Tomatoes - Turnip/Swede - Zucchini

Gardening Australia Planting Guide

 

What's in season now?

(spring, Australia, Temperate)

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

Seasonal Food Guide

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What you can do for Mother Nature this month:

 
 

Farmers Markets are ramping up again!

It’s warming up in the lead up to Summer and markets are coming back into action. Jump on your local council website or city guide to find the closest market to you. Buying from local producers keeps them in business and lets you ask your farmer about the food you eat. Don’t forget the reusable bags and keep cup!

 

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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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