Category Archive: Green Living

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Cook up!

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

  • 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…

  • Have a #GreenFriday

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

  • Wonderful willow!

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

  • Five favourite forages

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

  • 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…

  • Meet Jane the Shepherdess

    We’re very lucky to have Jane Bisset of the Kennixton Flock running our upcoming Spin your own yarn workshop on…

  • Making an edible container pond

    My little urban garden is full of various pots and containers of all shapes and sizes – they are easy…

  • Live below the line challenge

    We are big supporters of the SAFE Foundation; a Cardiff based charity, set up and run by some amazing people…

  • Basketry Camp!

    Jules from the Rural Skills Trust tells us about her experiences with willow and basketry as well as an opportunity…

  • We ALL LOVE food and HATE waste

    In February we teamed up with Lia’s Kitchen, Cynefin Cardiff, Adamsdown EAG and Love Food Hate Waste to run some…

  • Re-wild your wellies!

    Spring has sprung! Everything is starting to get greener and more colourful which always puts a big smile on my…

  • 5 top tips for small urban growing spaces

    A year ago we moved house and I found myself faced with the challenge of transforming a typical urban gravel…

  • The Wales we want

    A couple of weeks ago I was invited to meet with David and Mari from Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales….

  • Pop up food waste cafe photo blog

    Photos from our Pop up Food waste cafe with Lia’s Kitchen on 21 Feb. Our participants cooked lots of tasty…

  • Kitchen & garden remedies

    We are very excited to be hosting a brand new Kitchen and garden remedies practical workshop this March, led by…

  • Green birthday parties

    We’ve got some very exciting news: having partnered up with Free Range Learning for the past year to run our…

  • Win yourself a workshop!

    Win a place on our small urban gardens workshop… We are delighted to announce that our new range of Skills…

  • Homemade winter remedies

    I was recently struck down by a particularly nasty winter bug and whilst hiding under the duvet feeling sorry for…

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