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My garden transformation project (progress update: month three to six)

I’m six months into my year long project to transform the garden from lawn (front and back) to the beginnings of a food forest. And because I promised I’d share my progress (or lack of) with you, it’s time for an update. My goal is to produce more of my own food, have surplus to […]

My garden transformation project (progress update, months three to six) from Treading My Own Path | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Urban permaculture, grow green, growing vegetables, setting up a veggie patch, vegetable garden, how to grow fruit trees, urban garden design, food forest, zero waste gardening, low waste garden, edible gardens, choosing fruit trees. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

The ultimate list of swaps for Plastic Free July

If your looking for ways to ditch the single-use plastic, and look for ideas to lower your plastic footprint, this list is for you. As Plastic Free July rolls around for another year, you might be wondering where in your life you can make changes (especially if you’re limited by Covid-19 restrictions still in place). […]

Caring for Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations working in the sustainability space

Something I often think about, when it comes to reducing waste and sustainable living, is ‘what else can I do?’ Not in a fitting-my-trash-in-a-mason-jar kind of way – I find this way too simplistic and too focused on the individual at the expense of the broader community. If I can fit my waste in a […]

Caring for Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations working in the sustainability space via Treading My Own Path | Less waste, less plastic, less stuff, sustainable living. Climate justice, environmental justice, sustainable Australia, Indigenous fire management. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen: simple steps to shop, cook and eat sustainably

My new book ‘The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen’ will be hitting the shelves in just a few days, and I’m excited to tell you all about it! Especially if you live somewhere where the bookstores are currently closed, so you can’t pop in for a good old snoop. Never fear – I am bringing […]

The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen: simple steps to shop, cook and eat sustainably by Lindsay Miles from Treading My Own Path | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Reduce plastic, use less plastic, how to reduce trash, create less waste, fight food waste, food waste tips, how to reduce food waste, low carbon living, eat sustainably, green living, sustainable living, eco-friendly choices. Published June 2020. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com/lesswastekitchen

Everything you need to know to get started with home composting

Composting can seem a little overwhelming. There seem to be so many things to worry about; things that might go wrong. It can seem a bit technical and science-y. But actually, the basics are quite simple, and it is easier to get a compost bin cranking than you think. If you’re composting at home, especially […]

Everything you need to know to get started with home composting, from Treading My Own Path | zero waste + plastic-free living | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Less waste no fuss kitchen, reducing food waste, how to compost, beginner guide to composting, different types of compost bin, what food scraps can I compost, composting tips, compost tips, sustainable living, green living, eco tips, low carbon living, low waste living, compost at home. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

How to freeze food in glass jars (+ defrost it safely)

I freeze food in glass jars, and I have done for years (we’re talking at least 15 years). As a student I resented buying things like zip-lock bags to freeze food – they seemed expensive and unnecessary. Glass jars were something I always had to hand – and they come in all shapes and sizes, […]

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My garden transformation project: why I’m digging out my lawn by hand

When it comes to transforming my garden into an edible and productive food space, there’s one task that’s taking up most of my time currently: digging out the lawn. And if there’s one question I’m answering most often from the garden updates I post it is this: why are you digging out your lawn? Which […]

My garden transformation project: why I\'m digging out my lawn by hand, from Treading My Own Path | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Growing food, veggie patch, how to grow food, how to remove grass, removing lawn, kikuyu grass, couch grass, eco-friendly gardening, sustainable gardening, urban permaculture. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

9 ways to get the most out of your freezer (+ reduce food waste)

My freezer has saved many a food item going into my compost bin. Overripe bananas, leftovers I’ve eaten for five days straight and really can’t bear to make it six, onion peels that I’ll use to make stock – the freezer is great for both reducing food waste, and treating future us to a ready-made […]

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