Check your leftover school supplies before buying more!

It was the moment I had been putting off all summer — organizing for the first day of school. Having to find rulers, notebooks, running shoes and gym clothes during the summer holidays makes it feel like summer is over. While kids seem to like all the preparation, and the shopping that comes with it,…

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More Trees Please!

Trees are a magical addition to any garden; here are a few of the surprising tricks they can do—plus a way to keep a lid on their cost. MONEY WELL SPENT |  In the landscape of memory, trees define the countryside. As the most prominent and long-lived of all vegetation (think giant sequoia), they are…

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Getting down to our last weeks! Eco Shed

Well, yesterday was the 3rd to last weighing day for our Challenge.  How is everyone doing? We have managed to our garbage down pretty low for a family of 6 – check it ou! I have asked Metro Van if they can make available all of our stats so that everyone can have a look…

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Make your compost bin work

Compost bins can remove loads of waste and make loads of garden compost – a clean nutritious soil improver. All gardens thrive on garden compost – all soil types improve. ANNUAL COMPOST BIN CYCLE AUTUMN – sweep autumn leaves into bags and containers to make leaf mold or for composting later on. Vegetable kitchen scraps,…

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Pine Cat Litter

Reasons to Try This Alternative Every cat owner is familiar with the smell of a litter box that needs to be cleaned. Traditional clay kitty litter doesn’t absorb any smells created in the litter box and it tends to turn into a gooey mess when it gets saturated. It then sticks to the bottom of…

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Diaper Tales from our hood!

Ok so it’s been a few days and we have collected 7.5 lbs of diapers to go to the recyler. This is crazy I never would have thought that it could add up so fast. We have been using the Tushies as this is one of the brands that they will compost on site. They have…

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