Living sustainably should not feel like a chore, there are loads of simple ways to save energy and water, reducing waste, recycling and reusing. We are going to share with you some of our ideas for minor changes that make a significant difference.

A kind home is a conscious home, how we live affects the world around us, and we want to live with respect for ourselves and others.

This week, we are focusing on outdoor space and the simple changes we can make to make our homes a conscious home:

1. Grow your own fruit & veg – there is nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own homegrown produce; for flavour, nutrition & freshness

2. Dry herbs so that you can use them all year round – great ones to grow and dry include Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Bay Leaves & Dill

3. Plant some bee-friendly blooms. Honey bees are the world’s most important single species of pollinator in the natural ecosystems and a key contributor to natural ecosystem functions.

4. Plant some edible flowers to brighten up your dishes. We love Hibiscus, which is an excellent addition to fruit salad. Pansy with its mild, fresh taste delicious in a green salad or as a garnish. And finally, Rose is lovely in drinks, fruit dishes, jams or jellies.

5. Preserve fruits & vegetables for winter months; jams, chutneys, pickles and relishes.

6. Harvest rainwater by placing buckets under drainpipes and use it to water your plants

7. Utilise an old fashioned washing line to dry your clothes, is there ever a more satisfying sight than seen fresh bed linen billowing in the breeze.

Please leave a comment below and let us know your top tips, or what you are growing this year in your gardens. This year we are attempting Cauliflowers, Beetroot, Potatoes and Peas, so far looking good!

Sand x