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  • Wasteless Halloween

    Uh oh, here I am, back to spoil your fun by complaining about the environmental impact of Halloween. I understand….


  • Wasteless Family #4 Tat

    If you spend any time around kids you will be aware that they are incredible crap-magnets. If there is something…


  • Wasteless Family #3 Food

    Hello again! Today I wanted to talk about what I think is the trickiest part of sustainable family life: food….


  • Wasteless Family #2 Nappy chat

    If you’re anything like me – and if you’ve chosen to read this blog post then perhaps you are a…


  • Wasteless Family #1

    Hi, I’m Hannah and I’ve got two small children. A few years ago, at a meetup of local people with…


  • Meet Aoife from Zero Waste Cardiff…

    It’s #plasticfree July and maybe you have taken the plunge and are trying to reduce the plastic in your life….


  • Glitter without the litter

    Ok so I’m an eco-enthusiast but … I LOVE GLITTER! It’s not like I want to be covered in it…


  • Beat plastic waste at festivals

    Today is World Environment day and so many people & organisations are sharing great tips on how we can minimise…


  • LOVE your sewing machine

    WE LOVE our #GreenSquirrel community and you let us know what types of skills you wanted to learn this year…


  • Create an upcycled urban garden

    Last weekend we were at RHS Cardiff…dreaming of this glorious weather that is now upon us! Despite the dreary weather…


  • Help us save the mermaids

    I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that plastic is becoming a big problem. Especially when it ends up…


  • The Green Squirrel Story

    When Hannah Garcia knocked on the door of my flat in Adamsdown back in 2012 to collect a tonne of…


  • Tomato diaries #13 Seed saving

    It’s time for some seed saving! Watch this tomato diary to learn two easy ways to save and store seeds…


  • Tomato Diaries #12 End of Season

    Join me up on my roof where I’m harvesting and cutting back my last tomatoes of the season…


  • Tomato diaries #11 Cooking with Lia

    What an honour to have Lia from Lias Kitchen visit us and cook up some wonderful tomato based recipes in…


  • Tomato Diaries #10 Ripening fruit

    So it’s that time of year when all your hard work should be paying off! Here are some tips to…


  • Tomato Diaries #9 Young Fruit care

    A slightly wonky and late Tomato Diary but still relevant now…some tips for looking after your young fruit to get…


  • Tomato Diaries #8 Tickling

    Are you tickling your tomatoes? If you are growing them indoors or even in a greenhouse find out why tickling…


  • Tomato Diaries #7 Maintenance

    Now that our tomatoes are becoming established and are starting to produce flowers and fruit there are a few things…


  • Tomato Diaries #6 Tying & pinching

    Now that our tomatoes are all planted out and the sun is shining (I hope) it’s time to make sure…


  • Tomato Diaries #5 Planting out

    It’s time to plant out your tomatoes! This is a crucial time and choosing your timing well is important. Make…


  • Tomato Diaries #4 Growing space

    In this tutorial I will share my tips for choosing the right growing space for your tomatoes in a small…


  • A year in my small urban garden…

    Plants and harvests throughout a year in my small urban garden in Cardiff, Wales…. In 2016 I grew as many…


  • The tomato diaries #3 Potting on

    In this tutorial we’ll be learning how to pot on our seedlings…


  • The tomato diaries #2 Seedling care

    Our next tutorial is a quick one with some tips on caring for your seedlings early on…


  • The tomato diaries #1 Sowing seeds

    Welcome to the Tomato Diaries… I love growing tomatoes, so this year I’ve decided to share my experiences with you….


  • India, you beautiful mess #2

    Time for a break in the back waters – Alleppey. We meet my friend Sachu, who lives and works in Alleppey…


  • India, you beautiful mess #1

    We’ve been a little quiet over the past month, but we have a good excuse – I have been in…


  • A Squirrely year ahead…

    Skill up in 2017 with the Green Squirrel! It was nearly a year ago that we launched the first Green…


  • Crossing paths

    With needles, thread & grand ambitions at their disposal, a group of Cardiff cross-stitchers have been plotting a secret street…


  • Books in the trees

    Well what an #unexpected weekend in Cardiff! From giant peaches and air lifted insects to acrobatic foxes and fantastic flash…


  • Top tips from my small urban garden…

    It may not feel like it just yet but Summer is here and that means there’s lots of exciting things…


  • Our Love Food Hate Waste Lunch Club

    In March this year we got together with Food Cardiff , supported by Love Food Hate Waste to run a…


  • Our Love Food Hate Waste Cook up!

    Did you know… almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes….


  • Win a Green Squirrel hamper!

    To celebrate our Green Squirrel workshops at the Little Man Coffee Co. we’re giving away an amazing hamper full of…


  • who made my clothes?

    It’s #FashionRevolution week and last night our Green Squirrel hosted a ‘Revive your wardrobe’ workshop with The Sustainable Studio. We…


  • Becoming a Beekeeper

    A lovely guest blog from Green City volunteer and supporter Bernt Fuglseth about his journey to becoming a Beekeeper… I…


  • Waste Not, Save More

    We’ve had a really positive start to the new year here at Green City. We are lucky enough to be…


  • 5 ways to help the environment this Christmas

    Christmas is an extra wasteful time of year; whilst we munch our way through an incredible 370 million mince pies…


  • Growing green skills in Cardiff

    As you may know we have been delivering a range of Skills for Sustainable Living workshops in Cardiff this year,…


  • Have a #GreenFriday

    It’s almost impossible to avoid the Black Friday hype – it’s everywhere! Big retailers drop their prices and put on…


  • Exchange In Roath photo blog

    There’s no doubt that this year’s Exchange In Roath was a giant success – so many of you patiently queued…


  • Wonderful willow!

    We LOVE willow – in fact I am looking out of my office window right now at a living willow…


  • Swap it! design competition

    Our giant swap shop Exchange in Roath is back and so is our design competition! We are inviting budding artists,…


  • Five favourite forages

    Summer is coming to a close and Autumn is approaching… possibly not what you want to hear at the end…


  • Music, sunshine, and community spirit

    A guest blog post by Dominique Behn. On a Sunday in June we celebrated the second Shelley Gardens Community Food…


  • Trapeze in the trees

    Last week I was lucky enough to be involved in the launch of an exciting new interactive sculpture in Bute…


  • Building a community Earth Oven

    We had a wonderful weekend in the rain and shine building an earth oven for the new community allotment at…


  • Sustainable fashion with Zolibeau

    We are very excited to have Sarah and Julia from Zolibeau running our Sustainable fashion workshop this month on Wednesday…


  • Photos from my small urban garden

    This time last year my little urban backyard was no more than a gravel pit that the neighbourhood cats were…