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How to....grow your own wine

by Hazel Sillver

You don’t need acres of land to fill a cellar with your own wine. Hazel Sillver looks at the different options for small-scale and shared vineyards.
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How to...have an eco-friendly Halloween

Ben Hudson

26th October, 2011

Halloween pumpkins Creating extra waste and encouraging over-consumption; Halloween isn’t the greenest holiday. But as Ben Hudson explains, you can still have a scarily good time without it costing the planet more...

How to…make following your sports team green

Ruth Styles and Catuxa Argibay

16th September, 2011

rugby world cup Whether it’s rugby, cricket or football you’re into, there are ways to make your sporting pursuits a little greener. Ruth Styles and Catuxa Argibay have more more...

How to...throw an eco-friendly stag or hen party

Valentina Jovanovski

27th July, 2011

hen party With the wedding season in full swing, hordes of stags and hens are coming out to play each weekend. Valentina Jovanovski has the low-down on how to make your prenuptial party, an eco-friendly one more...

How to…grow your own herbs

Hazel Sillver

17th May, 2011

Herbs Whether you’re after a garden that’s both pretty and practical, or a ready supply of flavoursome home-grown herbs; Hazel Sillver has the goods on making your dream herb garden a reality more...

How to…throw an eco-friendly Royal Wedding party

Ruth Styles

23rd March, 2011

patriotic bunting Crack open the champagne and bring out the bunting: Ruth Styles looks at green ways to throw a suitably stylish Royal Wedding shebang more...

How to… Have an Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day

Ruth Styles

10th February, 2011

With the big day just around the corner, Ruth Styles says it’s time to give Valentine's Day a green-over

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How to...detox

Vi Nguyen

7th January, 2011

If the festive season has left you a pound or two overweight, a detox could be just what you need. Here’s how to do it the eco-friendly way more...

Green weddings: how to get married ethically

Eifion Rees

3rd December, 2010

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the coming together of marriage and environmentalism. Do you, reader, take this, the Ecologist, to be your guide to environmentally friendly weddings... more...

How to have sex (sustainably and ethically)

Eifion Rees

9th November, 2010

Kicking off a new series of 'how to...' we show you the most satisfying way to 'green up' your lovemaking between the sheets. Now relax, lie back and think of the Ecologist… more...

Cash-free living: how to survive and thrive without money

Christine Ottery

31st August, 2010

An empty wallet Pounds and pence are important to some but not vital for anyone. From skinny dipping to dustbin dining, there are many ways to live without paying for it. Here are some top tips more...

A wildlife-friendly garden - ponds, baths and natural pest control

Andy Hamilton

20th August, 2010

Sparrow Making a garden attractive to winged wildlife means more than just leaving out food during the winter months - here are some top tips on gardening beyond veg! more...

Growing without water: how to garden in a drought

Andy Hamilton

27th July, 2010

Seedlings growing in drought-cracked ground Summer in the garden is beautiful, but hauling gallons of water from the kitchen tap to your beds is neither fun nor sustainable. Here's some tips on how to drought-proof your plot more...

Preserve your harvest: how to freeze food

Bob Flowerdew

6th April, 2010

A simple guide to freezing fruit, vegetables and herbs from the book Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own more...

How to grow a green manure

Andy Hamilton

11th March, 2010

Clover Your soil will love you for it, wildlife thrives in it and weeds are deterred by it. Here is the what, why and how of green manure more...

How to check the air quality in your area

Laura Sevier

23rd February, 2010

Car exhaust You might not know it, but the UK has some of the worst air quality hotspots in Europe. Follow these tips to find the cleanest air you possibly can more...

Natural ways to treat colds and flu

Andy Hamilton

18th February, 2010

Honey Before you start popping Lemsip Max, experiment with these herbal and spicy alternatives. Or there's always good old chicken soup... more...

How to fix a leaky tap

Sian Berry

5th January, 2010

Fixing a tap could help save tens of thousands of litres of clean water in a year, and save yourself money in the process. In her new book, Mend It!, Siân Berry explains how more...

Christmas presents and decorations - without shopping

Andy Hamilton

7th December, 2009

Andy Hamilton holding a sprig of holly Christmas needn't be an orgy of consumerism: the more thought, and the less money, that goes into a gift, the more gratefully it is likely to be received. Here are some great ideas... more...

How to turn your excess fruit and veg into wine

Andy Hamilton

3rd November, 2009

Marrow wine Home brewing need not produce unpalatable dross. With this simple guide, you can use your gluts of marrows and pears to create cheap-and-cheerful signature wines more...

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