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How to recycle a milk carton into a beautiful bird

August 18, 2012
Author: Hannah

Turn a plastic milk carton into an intriguing hanging bird. This recycled art activity is a great kids’ craft idea for a rainy day. Why not make lots and turn them into a mobile or race them in the garden? What you’ll need: A pair of scissors. An empty 2-litre milk carton Instructions: 1. Give [...]

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How to manage and reduce your business waste

March 21, 2012
Author: Hannah

Here at Eden we welcome around a million visitors a year – all eating and drinking in our cafes, and buying products in our shop. As a business we’ve had to think quite carefully about which materials we buy, and how we can reduce and recycle waste. That means thinking about everything from how the [...]

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Eden supports creative craft programme for schools

February 3, 2012
Author: Tom

At Eden we’re firm believers in using our imagination to turn something old into something wonderful and new; after all, we did turn an old clay pit into a global garden! In this spirit, we’re supporting Start Imagining, an exciting new creative craft programme for school children that is encouraging kids to learn how to make [...]

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Free tools for school and community gardens in Cornwall

January 10, 2012
Author: Hannah

Budding gardeners, young and old, are being given the chance to win sets of special tools. The trowels, forks, hoes and more have been recycled through Eden’s Tool Shed initiative, which gives inmates at prisons around the country the opportunity to learn new skills. The project has been running since last spring, when we teamed [...]

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Top ten ethical Christmas presents

December 3, 2011
Author: admin

If you’re in need of some inspiration for Christmas gifts this year, take a look at our top ten ethical Christmas presents. Picked by our team because they’re either recycled, fairly traded,  locally sourced, or help promote sustainable living, each one has a story to tell.   1. Go Green board game, £22.95 Wheelbarrows, pigs, chickens, [...]

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How to make a compost heap: 10 top tips

September 15, 2011
Author: admin

At Eden we believe passionately in composting: we compost over 150 tonnes of waste each year, which is used to improve the soil in our Biomes and on our gardens across the site. For anyone new to composting, or those who simply want to improve their existing compost heaps, we’ve prepared a round-up of top [...]

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Recycled products that are making rubbish beautiful

September 2, 2011
Author: admin

We’ve added a whole new range of cool recycled stuff to our webshop. Each item takes everyday rubbish and transforms into something useful and lovely.  They make perfect gifts and all have an interesting tale to tell. Bottle tops into shoulder bag Formerly a bunch of old ring pulls, this classic bag is a spectacular, crocheted, affordable work [...]

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20 things you can make with a cardboard box

August 12, 2011
Author: Tom

As part of our Festival of Play season, we’re offering loads of ideas for games and activities on the themes of outdoor play and circus fun to keep your kids occupied this summer. We all know kids love to play with cardboard boxes. We quite like to play with them ourselves!  From a train to a castle [...]

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Why we love being hairy

August 3, 2011
Author: admin

We’ve been growing more and more of our plants in these great hairy pots over the last few years, and we love them, which is why we’ve just added them to our online shop. The pots are ethically made in Sri Lanka using the main waste product from coconut farms (coir fibre) and organic latex [...]

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Support community projects by recycling your old tools at Eden

May 19, 2011
Author: Hannah

We’ve just set up a collection point for broken and unwanted tools to provide schools and community gardens with free garden equipment. The Tool Shed scheme will offer practical skills to prisoners at Dartmoor’s resettlement unit, who’ll learn to the refurbish hoes, spades, trowels and the like in special workshops before they’re distributed locally. Run [...]

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