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Mark's Droughtbuster....

By Heather 13 years ago

Mark has doned his wellies to give his viewers a demonstration of drought buster!! He says it works really well but dont bother with wellies at home.

Marks bathroom is on the third floor so he's added a little bit of hose which dangles into his water butt and goes to irrigate his veggie patch.

You can follow his progress here and find out whether his lettuces taste of bubble bath - or his carrots are full of bubbles!

Seriously he's a fab foto- er and his blog is following a pair of goldfinches nesting right in the tree below his living room window.

Green baths used to mean Avocado coloured!

By Heather 13 years ago

Richard, San and I spent a day at CAT - Centre of Alternative Technology on Friday.
CAT are a good customer of Wiggly Wigglers and are featuring our book and Can-O-Worms in their Spring flyer, as well as in their shop and catalogue so its good to keep in touch. But the main emphasis of our visit was to get green building inspiration, as we plan our latest venture - a space where you can visit and buy directly from us - a sort of Wiggly Wild Garden Shop... with an opportunity to indulge in Earl Grey and cake of course. We've yet to get planning permission but nevertheless there's excitment in the air and much talk of composting facilities, green roofs, and reed beds.
One of the displays up at CAT was a bath which told you how much more water a bath used than a shower. (It was lots). As part of my personal effort to become better at caring for the environment I was a bit shocked by this display. One of my great pleasures in life is a long, hot bath, and apart from the fact that we dont have a shower, giving up my bath would be a sad day indeed in the Gorringe household. Then theres the knock on effects never mentioned: the decline in sales of lavender bath oil, which would effect the lavender fields which would reduce the number of bees! No bees - no honey, well in fact as 2 out of every 3 mouthfuls of food that we eat are indirectly provided by bees perhaps at least it would do the diet some good!
Thankfully there is an alternative; my son and myself will re-use each others bath water and we'll re-use it again on the garden with a drought buster which I like so much we will be stocking from April 1st - no joke.
We already have a green bath - it's 70's avocado coloured. From now on we'll have to bath green!