Protect the Bees, Save the Planet & Say Buzz Off to Plastic

Hello, my name is Lucy Shier, I am the founder of Bee Biotic my small Shropshire based business which I run from my garden workshop fondly known as the “Bee Lab” near Cleobury Mortimer. My passion for bees and the environment led me to fulfil a long held dream by taking up beekeeping 5 years […]

April in the Homegrown Garden

It was so lovely to see the weather warming recently and people getting out in their gardens, even if it was just for a short time! We can really see things starting to happen now – there’s frogspawn in the pond, bees buzzing around spring blossom and vegetable seedlings seem to be really getting into […]

Happy House, Happy Planet

After watching David Attenborough on the TV and realising the extents of the damage we are doing to our planet, Steph Jones based in Shrewsbury, decided to do something about it. As well as assessing some of her own habits at home, she was inspired to take things a step further and offer an environmentally […]

Climate Crisis Creates Water Shortage for Newport Allotments

Newport Town Council have turned off the supply to the town’s allotment in the face of the climate crisis in a bid to reduce water waste. The Town Council has agreed to provide water containers to Meadow View and Boughey Road sites as a temporary measure. Councillor Lyn Fowler stated that some “exciting” long-term, sustainable […]

Spring Cleaning the Old-Fashioned Way

Many of us who try to live a green(ish) lifestyle often choose traditional cleaning methods to reduce harsh chemical use as well as excess packaging waste. A recent article by English Heritage shows there is true value to some of the more traditional methods of cleaning around the home – yet beware, there are still […]

March in the Homegrown Garden

Guest article by Theresa – Homegrown Market Garden Isn’t it lovely seeing the early signs of spring as the weather warms and the days lengthen? While we had some very cold days in February it’s great to see signs of new growth emerging. This month most of us are busy preparing vegetable beds (or pots […]

Alison’s Bee Class – Beeswax Versatility Supports Wildlife Education

This week we are featuring the wonderful Alison Wakeman. Many of you may have come across her during one of her educational talks or during a food or craft fair, or you may be familiar with her beeswax food wraps that are sold through numerous zero waste shops in Shropshire. As with many small businesses […]

The Little Green Pantry -Zero Waste Goods Delivered to Your Door

Keli has built relationships with a number of other like-minded businesses throughout the region and alongside the standard pastas, grains, nuts and seeds, she provides an outlet for sales of locally made eco-friendly products. These include beeswax food wraps made from Alison at Alison’s Bee Class and reusable wipes and personal products from Crafty Mrs […]

Bridgnorth Welcomes New Zero Waste Store

A new shop is opening its doors this week on Mill Street in Low Town, Bridgnorth. Owned by the community and run largely by volunteers, Our Green Shop is a story of community success during what has been a difficult year. In 2020 a group of individuals from the community got together with an aim […]