• Plastic Free July Potato Chip Challenge

    Plastic Free July Potato Chip Challenge

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    Potato chips or crisps are my family’s favourite treat, I suspect my extended familys' too!   I choose Smiths chips as they are palm oil free and when I buy them, (the Dad is not always on the same page) they are salted chips only, to avoid any nasties that are generally found as soon as flavour is added. So in my opinion Smith’s...
  • Get Ready For Spring: Seeds To Sow in August

    Get Ready For Spring: Seeds To Sow in August

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    Hit the ground running in Spring by sowing seeds now in August! Here in Perth, we experience a Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy Winters and hot, dry Summers. The Perth area is often grouped into a Warm Temperate climate, which is very similar but typically features higher Summer rainfall. The following August planting guide is for the Perth area. If you are from another...
  • 3 Handy Phone Apps To Use In The Garden

    3 Handy Phone Apps To Use In The Garden

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    There are mountains of gardening information all over the internet but for most gardeners, we still have so many questions that can't be answered by a generalised gardening blog. The team from Urban Revolution have come together to share some gardening phones apps that we find useful in our own gardens and hope that they can help you out too! *We are not affiliated...
  • Microgreen or Sprout? Best Methods for Different Seeds (and what they taste like)

    Microgreen or Sprout? Best Methods for Different Seeds (and what they taste like)

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    Microgreens and sprouts are essentially the same concept but are grown in different ways. Different seeds are better suited to either sprouting or growing as a microgreen, while other seeds suit both growing methods but may yield a slightly different result. For example, mung beans can be sprouted with a short shoot, or can be grown for its long, crunchy microgreen shoot. Click here to...
  • 5 Ways To Grow Microgreens and Sprouts (plus the difference between them and their health benefits)

    5 Ways To Grow Microgreens and Sprouts (plus the difference between them and their health benefits)

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    Growing microgreens and sprouting are two of the easiest, fastest, most nutritious and most rewarding things you could possibly grow at home. You may need a green thumb to grow fruits and vegetables but not for sprouts! See all of our sprouting and microgreen seeds, kits and more here.   What's the difference between microgreens and sprouts? Both microgreens and sprouts are the young shoots...
  • The Fail-Safe Way To Grow Potatoes (Growing Potatoes In Bags)

    The Fail-Safe Way To Grow Potatoes (Growing Potatoes In Bags)

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       Learn the easiest way to grow potatoes at home in this video where Alana from the Vic Park Community Centre interviews Jo from Urban Revolution on back-yard potato growing. You can find everything you need on our Vic Park or online store, including certified disease-free seed potatoes, potato grow bags, straw mulch, mature compost, harvesting scoops and potato brushes.   Learn more ways...
  • How To Eliminate Plastic Bin Liners In The Kitchen

    How To Eliminate Plastic Bin Liners In The Kitchen

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    60% of the average Australian domestic bin is made up of organic material, including 40% food waste and 20% garden waste (1). That means you could reduce your household waste by a whopping 60% with just one change to your home!  One awesome home solution for organic kitchen waste is the Bokashi compost system! This small, easy, and simple compost bucket takes virtually all organic...
  • 4 Ways To Eat And Drink Out Without Single-Use Plastic

    4 Ways To Eat And Drink Out Without Single-Use Plastic

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    Over 373 million plastic water bottles find their way into landfill and the natural environment every year (1). This isn't mentioning the billions more of coffee cups, smoothie/juice cups, takeaway containers, plastic cutlery and more that are used once and then thrown into landfill. Many people are realising the magnitude of waste this creates and are switching to reuseable takeaway solutions - woohoo! In...
  • 4 Steps To Shop For Groceries Without Single-Use Plastic

    4 Steps To Shop For Groceries Without Single-Use Plastic

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    The majority of plastic waste comes from single-use plastic packaging, most of which can easily be avoided! Start noticing where you are buying plastic and perhaps opt for items that aren't wrapped in plastic.   How to avoid single-use plastic when shopping For fresh groceries: choose loose fruit and veg that aren't in a pre-packaged bag. Take you're own reusable produce bag or just buy the loose fruit and...
  • Plastic-Free Food: 4 Best Ways To Grow, Cook and Store Food Without Plastic

    Plastic-Free Food: 4 Best Ways To Grow, Cook and Store Food Without Plastic

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    For most households, the kitchen is the biggest culprit of single-use plastic! Fortunately, there are plastic-free alternatives to almost all single-use plastic items, it is just a matter of having the right equipment to transform your kitchen into a clean, toxic-free and plastic-free oasis.  It is important to note that you should use your old things to the end of their lives before making the...
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