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
Garden - Kitchen - Home
In the garden
What can I plant now?
(FEBRUARY, australia, temperate)
What is in season now?
(summer, Australia, Temperate)
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...
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rethink, repurpose
"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
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
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....
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.