Urban Farming: Soil testing in inner city Philadelphia to revitalise municipal plots

Urban farming is an opportunity for food security in inner city areas. Access to local food is possible by farming on urban lots, however, urban soil has often been contaminated by industrial uses. In this short documentary, The Solution to Pollution is Life, The Greenhorns shows how an art  project in Philadelphia created a soil testing site in a bid to revitalise polluted municipal lands, and … Continue reading Urban Farming: Soil testing in inner city Philadelphia to revitalise municipal plots

GoJava provide simple recycling solution to the coffee pod situation

GoJava has created a simple solution that allows consumers of coffee pods at home and at the office to recycle their pods for free, while ensuring coffee grounds are composted and the plastic pods recycled. Single-serve coffee pods such as Keurig and Tassimo have become very popular but have resulted in a colossal amount of waste clogging up landfills. The Toronto-based business works by selling coffee … Continue reading GoJava provide simple recycling solution to the coffee pod situation

How to keep your kitchen plastic-free

Plastic was touted to be a convenience when it first came on the market. Now the truth about plastic is out there – the simple truth being that plastic is an inconvenience – and as more people become aware of this not so innocent material, it’s important to find sustainable alternatives for the use of plastic in our daily lives. Check out this infographic on how to free … Continue reading How to keep your kitchen plastic-free

Bermondsey Street Bees: Sustainable beekeeping in the heart of London

Bermondsey, close to London Bridge, has a rich history that also includes beekeeping. Bermondsey Street Bees is keeping that tradition alive some centuries later by keeping bees on a rooftop and championing the importance of responsible beekeeping in the city. Dale Gibson has been nurturing his Bermondsey rooftop apiary for ten years, producing award winning honey from the urban location. There are over 3,000 hives registered within a … Continue reading Bermondsey Street Bees: Sustainable beekeeping in the heart of London

Agreena 3-in-1 wrap: A green alternative to cling film, aluminium foil and baking paper

Want an eco-friendly alternative in the kitchen to cling film, aluminium foil and baking paper? Agreena 3-in-1 Wrap is a reusable, eco film, made from 100% food grade silicone, that wraps, seals and bakes. The stretchy and strong eco-friendly film can be used as a non-toxic, reusable wrap for covering sandwiches, in baking goods up to a temperature of 220°C (428°F), and as an airtight seal … Continue reading Agreena 3-in-1 wrap: A green alternative to cling film, aluminium foil and baking paper

Recipe: Iced Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan mint tea is one of the most refreshing drinks to have during the hotter months. Moroccan mint tea is great for allergies, aids digestion and helps people with relaxation. If drinking hot tea during the summer months isn’t your thing, then try out this Iced Moroccan Mint Tea recipe instead for a refreshing summer drink. It’s like a non-alcoholic mojito. Ingredients: Gunpowder Green Tea … Continue reading Recipe: Iced Moroccan Mint Tea

Reyouzable: Sustainable shopping at your doorstep without the packaging waste

Reyouzable is providing a sustainable shopping service that sells products people use every day, without the everyday packaging waste. The delivery service, which currently operates and delivers to the east London area, sells dry food products such as rice, nuts, coffee and tea, and home cleaning products including laundry liquid, hand soap and shampoo. Customers can choose whether they desire to use their own containers and … Continue reading Reyouzable: Sustainable shopping at your doorstep without the packaging waste

Scraps cookery show puts food waste on the dining table

Working with food waste is becoming the norm rather than the exception to the rule in kitchens the world over – from home kitchens, local restaurants to upscale eateries. Now food waste is the feature of a new cookery TV show, Scraps. In Scraps, Sur La Table chef Joel Gamoran sets out on a road trip around the US to inspire people to turn kitchen scraps into unforgettable … Continue reading Scraps cookery show puts food waste on the dining table

Kitchen Magic: Magical properties of foods, herbs and spices

Everything we put in our bodies for sustenance, which aside from providing our bodies with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, also has magical properties. Whatever you want to attract in life, you can use food and drink as a way to bring that which you desire. Kitchen magic has existed for centuries. Spices and herbs have been added to basic foods to not just add flavour, … Continue reading Kitchen Magic: Magical properties of foods, herbs and spices

A Growing Culture: Helping small-scale farmers create sustainable, self-driving futures

The Library for Food Sovereignty (LFS) is a community-led resource for sharing, building off of, and safeguarding farmer innovations from around the world. A Growing Culture, the non-profit organisation responsible for setting up the LFS, believes sustainability lies in returning small-scale farmers back to the forefront of agriculture. The non-profit organisation is aware of the importance of indigenous knowledge, wisdom that has been passed down through … Continue reading A Growing Culture: Helping small-scale farmers create sustainable, self-driving futures