Dear Friends of Greenspace

Dear Friends of Greenspace

It has been a whole year since I had the opening party. And it’s been a big year of downloading vision into reality. It’s the usual story – I might not have taken it on if I really knew what I was in for! But I have a lot of love for this project and that always...
Mooooooo

Mooooooo

Can dairying ever be ethical and sustainable?My grandfather was a dairy farmer in Mangawhai, farming 40 cows to make a modest living for his entire working life. I don’t know in depth the farming practices he used, but I get a very strong feeling that when you...
Products, plastic-free & the fast life

Products, plastic-free & the fast life

It’s Plastic-Free July. And I’ve got my reusable cup, but it’s just a jar.One of the traps I think we can fall into is productising the fast life, just with nicer materials. What I want to do in the shop is turn back time about a hundred years in terms of...
Generating Business Ideas

Generating Business Ideas

As I typed out the title of this segment, I mistyped it as Generating Business Ideals. And really that’s true too.Picking a card on this topic, I received the archetype of the Prostitute from the Caroline Myss deck. It’s an archetype we all grapple with. It’s the...
Radial structures

Radial structures

St John’s wort, plant of light – we think of it as a remedy for depression, but how much more poetic and inspiring is Charlotte Du Cann’s description, from her book ’52 Flowers that shook my world’ – “St. John’s wort is one of...

Starting Where You Are

One of the wisest things we can do in our day is to meet ourselves where we are. Not in the past, not in the future, but here and now. What do I need today? What can I do today? I remember many years ago when I started buying ecostore products, my partner saying to...