In between earthworms and strawberries

Strawberries, cute, permaculture, gardening, toddler, landscaping, bio, eco, sustainability, sostenible, sustentable, ecologico, ecologia, zerowaste

Yes! Spring time! So what have we been doing lately?

Hello friends! Lately I haven’t been blogging much, but I’ve been very busy with plantlets, compost, seeds and dreams of rich harvests. As you may know, amongst other things I am a landscape architect, learning more every day about the fascinating world of Permaculture.

Permaculture is basically (though it can grow to be much more) an agricultural system based on the patterns underlying the natural, local ecosystem. Permaculture stimulates yo “In between earthworms and strawberries” verder lezen

Skin Care – Masks & more

DIY Skin care masks
DIY Skin care

I am a woman, who like many, fights daily with the fact of having an acne-prone skin. Doctors say it is because of a condition of polycystic ovaries (hormonal unbalance) and blame it on genetics. But we know that the pollution that bombards us every day also plays an important role. Not cleansing or not cleaning our face properly, and daily, contributes to pore clogging and the appearance of blackheads. To avoid this or to simply keep our s “Skin Care – Masks & more” verder lezen

My DIY beauty product solutions

DIY Skin Care

In continuation of the previous post, I want to elaborate about facial cleaning. Let me share my daily routine, and then I would love to hear what routines you have at home.

For starters, I think that the first and most important step should always be a thorough cleaning of your face. This way you will be able to avoid the annoying pimples caused by clogged pores, it will help your skin breathe better and let masks penetrate more easily into your skin. Let me give you two tips / recipes, which I’ve been using the last few months and am very satisfied with. “My DIY beauty product solutions” verder lezen

Beauty care products

Beauty care products

This is a subject I love!

Skin care products

I have as a rule that, just as I care about what we eat at our home, I am very picky about choosing our skin care products.

The skin is our largest organ, and while our body has an incredibly intricate design, it is clear that the pollutants to which we are constantly exposed exceed its design parameters.

For example, the skin care products we use, like creams, shampoos, balms… that have mineral oils (read: pet “Beauty care products” verder lezen

Vertical gardening: our solution for small gardens and balconies

Vertical gardening: our solution for small gardens and balconies

DIY Grow Tower

Surfing over the unending sea of ideas… the internet, I encountered a great technique to improve the harvest of small gardens and balconies. Obviously, I could not resist an experiment last summer.

And no, we’re not talking about vertical gardens, the fantastic technique created by our ‘guru’ Patrick Blanc. We’ll be sure to dedicate a couple of blogs to him later. Here we’re talking about something a lot less complicated, something that’s easy to make at home, without need for special irrigation “Vertical gardening: our solution for small gardens and balconies” verder lezen

Hello! Our first post – GandaZwam BOX

Gandazwam BOX

There is no other way to start this blog than with our own GandaZwam Box, recently made available to the wider public. Instead of explaining what it is, let me start by telling you how it came to be.

About 7 years ago, my husband Bruno was searching for ways to make better use of our domestic residues. He came across the idea to grow edible mushrooms on used coffee grounds, and he really took to it. During his experiments he came across a local company that offered p “Hello! Our first post – GandaZwam BOX” verder lezen