THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jul05

Permaculture Magazine

Garden Organically

 

Do any of you read Permaculture Magazine? We have just found out about it and are very excited to see they not only sell lovely copper tools, but also have a fantastic website. On it you can:

Sign up to Permaculture courses.

Hear podcasts and watch videos about how people are changing the way they live to be more resilient and self-sustaining.

Find recipes for making use of plants and weeds you may not think about eating.

Get solutions for your own permaculture experiments.

(Oh, and you can of course buy the magazine….)

What is Permaculture?

“Permaculture is the design of an ecologically sound way of living.”

We thought this quote was beautiful and really inspires us to think about how we garden, work and live.

We hope you will take heart from this phrase and begin to question, then seek answers, for a way of life that suits both yourself and the world around you.

If you want to know more about gardening organically, try this blog: Manifesto for the Modern Gardener.

Jan14

Plastic ‘Dalek’ Compost Bin

Plastic ‘dalek’ compost bins. Peppered through the gardens in our country as a free gift from the councils. My guess is they gave out these bins because they wanted people to compost more, saving them money as they would have to take away less garden waste. Thinking to be applauded, right? But is there a design flaw in them and has it put people off making their own compost? The Great Reviews For A ‘Dalek’ Compost Bin Here is the one I mean… The ‘Dalek’ bin. They call it a compost converter online. It is made from recycled plastic, so that …

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Jan14

Why I Started Modern Mint

Why I Started Modern Mint I always loved working outside and especially working with trees. I still get a thrill, even now, when planting them. But it was only in 2014 when I moved from Hampshire to Essex that I began to shape and express the values I thought important enough to garden by – the ‘no chemicals’ rule, the recycling of resources, the increasing of life… My move to garden here in Essex, in the driest part of the UK, became the perfect opportunity to start again and share these ideas with people interested in the spaces and landscapes they live in. Modern Mint. The Place …

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Jan10

A Few Notes On Climate Change

Climate change – mention it and you are guaranteed to make the discussion political. (Which probably isn’t a bad thing, as long as people are not so entrenched in their views they won’t listen to the other side…. and of course, that never happens!) We went seal watching last summer on the estuary in Essex. It was amazing, seeing these wild animals just living on the banks. The man who took the group of us out on his boat spoke about the difference he has seen on the water over the last 30 years. He believes the water level has …

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