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9 Steps to a Greener Office : Avery Green Office Week

vegetable planting calendar

vegetable planting calendar

Being so close to nature heals me. Fresh air, minimal anything not natural that causes me grief. Having a small impact on the environment also heals me since it doesn't harm the earth so much.

Gothic Allerton Castle, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England

The Mud Maid. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall.


The best eco-friendly homes

You name it, this house has it: an air-source heat pump, a rainwater harvester, central-vacuuming system, triple-glazing and motion-sensitive lighting system. It also features underfloor heating and self-closing loos. The five bedrooms are arranged over three storeys.

Pod Space is a new garden office company - with a rather nice web site - set up by architecturally trained designer Ben Lord. Interestingly, and this is a trend I expect to see more of in 2010, the pods (there are three models) are aimed at employers who want to give their staff the option of working from home as well as individual shedworkers.


Eco houses: Barnsley Hill Farm

Inside one of Britain's most stunning eco-friendly homes.

How to keep your bills down by making your home green! Great infographic for landlords & homeowners!