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healthy soil, healthy planet - planting trees

Planting Trees

This year, thanks to the Life Terra project we are planting lots of trees to provide food and shade for our animals, who graze, poop and fertilise the soil. Healthy soil means a healthy planet. It’s that simple.

Holiday project - Spring flower spotter -

Holiday Projects

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Not sure how to keep the kids entertained in the school holidays? Start preparing now so that you are ready for the Easter break. Then plan a few extra projects for the summer and later on in the year.

Cob chicken coop hand built from stones, straw and glorious mud!


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Building a house mainly from mud is probably the most enjoyable and healthiest thing I have ever done. Not only were we covered in lovely mud on a daily basis, but we were inhaling all sorts of natural fauna. I can honestly say that getting down and dirty is good for the mind and body!

Pesticides - how to wash fruits and vegetables properly


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Taking care of our health is essential. Although we cannot avoid breathing in certain chemical pesticides, we can minimise our intake by washing fruits and vegetables properly before use.

food-waste in a compost bin

Food waste

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Food waste thrown in landfills does not decompose naturally, or return to the Earth as beneficial nutrients, because it lacks the proper conditions. Instead, it rots and produces methane, which is 25 times as potent as carbon dioxide.

used coffee grounds

Recycling Used Coffee Grounds

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Every year, humans generate around 23 million tons of used coffee grounds. That’s roughly the weight of 470 fully equipped Cunard Line QE2 ocean liners. Before you throw your used coffee grounds into the bin, let’s look at ways we can reuse them.

A whale's tail in the sea - cover images for Carbon Sinking blog

Carbon Sinking

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Carbon sinking is a HUGE topic. We can sink carbon into the earth and also into the sea. Too much carbon in the sea can have catastrophic effects. A prime example of this can be seen in the way that the coral reefs are being affected. So how can whales help save the planet?

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