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In May 2020, Greener Cuckfield hosted its first talk thanks to guests Colin McFarlin and Joanne Clayton. Unfortunately, we did not record it so here is a summary for your perusal. Did you know that recycling is actually all about reselling? Selling your recycling brings in funds for our council and other councils around the … Continue reading Why Recycling Earns and How to Help
We are so lucky in Cuckfield to have two beautiful woods right on our doorsteps. In both New England Wood and Blunts Wood the bluebells are on the very verge of exploding into their annual sapphire blue. Bluebells flower anytime between mid-April right to late May depending on how mild the weather has been. They … Continue reading Woods are Blooming and Birds Returning
Jump to Recipe In the hopes that I can have my sewing friends over again soon, I’ve been brewing various concoctions with which to ply them, including naturally carbonated drinks made with my turmeric bug. As with a ginger bug or sourdough starter, microbes on turmeric and in the air, even on your hands, transform simple… … Continue reading Turmeric Bug for Naturally Carbonated Sodas
Until the pandemic, fast fashion had become the social norm for most of us. With cheaply made clothes being so widely available and high street trends changing so rapidly, it is no surprise that many wore them a handful of times before throwing them away. On average, clothing and textiles will make up roughly 2 … Continue reading Five Ways to More Sustainable Fashion
Mid Sussex Community Garden has lots of exciting goals so if you love the great outdoors and want to help your community thrive please join us at our site in Cuckfield. Things have been developing rapidly since spring 2020. We are a partnership between the community, Warden Park secondary school (the site) and the Sussex … Continue reading Mid Sussex Community Garden
These days, the term zero waste has become a thriving buzz term. It’s as prolific as the term ‘size zero’ was in the 90s, and for most of us, it’s just as unobtainable. Unlike size zero waists, it would be ideal for zero waste to happen. After all, the movement’s fundamental goal – to stop … Continue reading Zero Waste – wrong or right?
***REPOST FROM FACEBOOK GROUP: SUSTAINABLE STEPS*** It is well known that cooler temperatures are more environmentally friendly. This is a post about the pros and cons of various washing temperatures. HERE ARE THE SUMMARY POINTS: – Since 2013 washing machines have had a 20 degrees wash function- Washing at 30°C instead of 40°C saves around … Continue reading What’s Cool with Washing Machines
On the first really warm day of spring this year I saw my earliest butterfly of the year – always a heart warmer after the long winter (an especially long winter this year). It was a brimstone butterfly, a large, pale yellowy green butterfly – I think it was a male as females are lighter … Continue reading Bud Burst
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