THE MODERN MINT BLOG

May18

Wendell Berry On The Importance Of Our Soils

A fantastic programme on the BBC with Wendell Berry. Listen now to this excellent programme: Wendell Berry, The Natural World He discusses the importance of our soils, reads an incredibly depressing poem, asks that we create good work by taking responsibility for doing a ‘specific something’, and explains how, “we are living in an economy that doesn’t value nature whatsoever….” Which ties us in nicely with this report on the BBC today, about the worst offending products on the market for being non-recyclable. The ridiculous notion suggested in the report that we can place a projector in our fridges, to …

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May13

5 Ways To Reduce Your Garden’s Carbon Footprint

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! As part of Chelsea Fringe 2017, we are looking at Carbon in the Garden.  This handy guide shows you 5 simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint in your garden. Help spread the word and share this handy guide.    

May09

Ditch The Power Tools (To Be A Happier Gardener)

We love topiary and clipping here at Modern Mint. That is one of the reasons we sell some of the best, sharpest and most beautifully balanced hand tools in the business…   THE BEST TOPIARY CLIPPERS. EVER. So it is gratifying to read about others who have ditched the power tools and started taking the time to garden with a better, quieter connection to the plants. “I decided at the end of autumn 2015 to become a fossil fuel-free gardener – or at least work towards it. No bothering with extension cables, no fiddling with my chainsaw’s petrol-oil mix, just …

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