Category Archives: Sustainable living

A little reminder that we aren’t just a café, that we exist as a place to promote grassroots art and positive social change and we’re always going to speak up on important issues, justice, oppression, the rise of the far … Continue reading

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ARTlotment update from Ziggy

Well one benefit to Lockdown has been that i’ve really been able to put some quality time into the plot this year – spending between 90 mins and 2 hours here 3 sometimes 4 times a week. My heart sings … Continue reading

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Reduce waste and food miles by meal planning!

Our regular menu changes, usually seasonally, and our specials menu changes daily here at The Art House. This takes some planning, as you can imagine! With so many mouth to feed, randomly ordering supplies and then playing ‘Ready, steady, cook’ … Continue reading

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There are no passengers on planet Earth, only crew.

Ultimately, the whole purpose of our space programme may well be to help us “transcend our sense of separation.” We are, as the man says, quite literally, stardust, but there are so many forces trying to separate us from this … Continue reading

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Collective responsibility, the positive consequences of climate change, and cow farts.

Today the scientific community is in almost total agreement that the earth’s climate is changing as a result of human activity, and that this represents a huge threat to the planet and to us.* [Time – The Battle Over Global … Continue reading

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On the menu this week, 18 – 23 March 2014

What are our special this week?  Seasonal, homemade, using local ingredients….  Tuesday – Thursday specials Sweet potato falafels served with pita and organic salad Homemade tomato soup Friday & Saturday Soup of the day:  Celeriac Specials: Pumpkin parcels served with … Continue reading

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Ziggy & John on whether there is an up-side to a wet summer….

Here’s an article John and Ziggy wrote for the Vegan Organic Network’s next issue of ‘Growing Green International’ … (unedited)Ziggy is one of the Art House directors & founders, a long time vegan organic gardener who with her husband, John, … Continue reading

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Last year, through the food we served, we cancelled the CO2 footprint of over 1000 people.

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The carbon footprint of food

Ziggy has an inflatable globe as part of her essential kitchen equipment – why? To point out to people where all our food comes from. It’s a complicated issue .. for example, it can be argued that purchasing tomatoes from … Continue reading

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Summertime plans

Today has been spent planning some of our summer outreach… so far we’re going to be at: The Greener Living Show, Brockenhurst, Sunday 25th April 2010 – Ziggy with her Little Green Snack bar – savoury & sweet vegan goodies … Continue reading

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