Archive of ‘Sustainable Living’ category

How to Spot Greenwashing | I Spy Plum Pie

How to Spot Greenwashing

As the tide (slowly!) starts turning towards more planet-friendly living many companies are trying to up their eco-credentials. Sometimes though, it’s done without any real basis. Today I want to talk about what it is, and how to spot greenwashing. I’d love to hear your thoughts as well!

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A Day At Cobram Estate | I Spy Plum Pie

A Day at Cobram Estate

I visited as a guest of Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Association

Last week I was lucky enough to spend the day at Cobram Estate, in northern Victoria, to learn all about olive oil production. And learn I did! We got to experience the harvesting process, an olive oil tasting, hear from a nutritionist then topped it all off with a delicious lunch. Today I want to share some of my learnings with you all as well!

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7 Tips for Balcony Gardening

I’m by no means a gardening expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two over the last few years of my urban gardening adventures. Today I thought I would share some of my top tips for balcony gardening, and I’d love to hear your advice as well!

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Autumn Balcony Garden Update 2017 | I Spy Plum Pie

Autumn Balcony Garden Update 2017

With the warm weather behind us I thought it was time to pull out the summer produce and create an autumn balcony garden instead! I spent a few hours out on my balcony recently saying goodbye to the tomatoes and capsicums from summer and getting my hands dirty planting new things instead! I’d love to know what you’re growing at the moment too!

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The Problem with Polystyrene | I Spy Plum Pie

The Problem with Polystyrene

Whilst it might seem like a useful multi-purpose product, today I want to talk about the problem with polystyrene for our planet. For such an innocuous looking, lightweight product polystyrene sure does pack an environmental punch! Thankfully there are some good alternatives these days!

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