Homemade liquid fertiliser

Last week I attended a great conference on Sustainable Farming and a representative from ECHO taught us this recipe for homemade liquid fertiliser.  I thought I’d give it a go!

1) Firstly prepare your container. Check for leaks. Wash well with detergent, lemon and water and dry. Make sure any toxic materials or oil are washed out well. Continue reading

Eco in the office

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I’m loving my new eco pencil holder.  Homemade from a curved piece of tree bark which holds my pencils (haven’t used pens for years now, preferring pencils as the stub and shavings can be composted unlike a finished pen).  It also fits a rubber, a metal sharpener and a half coconut for the pencil shavings.  Stylish, practical, eco friendly, home made, natural, compostable, whats not to love!!

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Storing tomatoes in ash

I don’t use a fridge here in Nigeria and I have had to learn lots of fascinating ways to keep food, particularly vegetables, so that I don’t have to go shopping too often.  I manage with most things, but keeping tomatoes fresh has always been the biggest challenge.  So I was fascinated to read an article online about a farmer in Burundi who had the same problem, but solved it! Continue reading