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Back To The Good Life

Back To The Good Life

By Back To The Good Life

A gentle podcast talking about green issues, homesteading in the UK, gardening, growing our own vegetables, living sustainably, and building a good life!
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Greener Spring Cleaning - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 9
Greener Spring Cleaning - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 9
This week we're discussing greener ways to clean. Did you know that DIY green cleaning products are made up of usually 3 main core products? Find out what they are, how to use them, and what else we're doing to minimise our impact on the planet when it comes to cleaning this spring! A big shoutout goes to Fill Co. this week, we absolutely love their products, love the glass bottles, love their ethos, and love how EASY they make being green and eco-friendly! We're also planning our next season, would you like to be on The Back To The BGood Life Podcast? Send us a DM on Instagram. - Visit our website: www.backtothegoodlife.com Get £10 off of your first Oddbox order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/oddbox Get £5 off your first Milk and More order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/MilkAndMore
30:42
March 18, 2022
Encouraging Wildlife Into The Garden - The Back To The Good Life Podcast -S01E08
Encouraging Wildlife Into The Garden - The Back To The Good Life Podcast -S01E08
There's been a big decline in wildlife in recent years, and we're all guilty of planting plants that are good for us only or setting up our gardens without much thought for the wildlife. In this episode we talk about how we're encouraging wildlife into our garden. From newts to frogs to hedgehogs, and especially pollinators! We'd love your feedback too. Is there something we should be talking about? Let us know! Send us a DM on Instagram. - Visit our website: www.backtothegoodlife.com Get £10 off of your first Oddbox order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/oddbox Get £5 off your first Milk and More order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/MilkAndMore
32:48
March 05, 2022
Looking Forward To Spring Foraging - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season Episode 7
Looking Forward To Spring Foraging - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season Episode 7
Spring is the perfect time to get outside and learn about foraging for wild edibles. It's fun, easy, and you can find wild foods to eat all year round! In this episode we discuss how we love looking for mushrooms, eating some of the things we've found, and even using wild plants for medicinal purposes. NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE ADVICE, MERELY AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION. DO NOT EAT OR USE PLANTS MEDICINALLY IF YOU CAN NOT IDENTIFY THEM PROPERLY. - Visit our website: www.backtothegoodlife.com Get £10 off of your first Oddbox order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/oddbox Get £5 off your first Milk and More order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/MilkAndMore
33:38
February 24, 2022
From Food To Crafts Why Should We Shop Local - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 6
From Food To Crafts Why Should We Shop Local - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 6
We're big fans of trying to shop local and support small businesses. We believe this is good for the environment, good for society, and good for us too. Join us this week as we discuss where we are doing our local shopping, and how we have to decide on what's important to us the most. - Visit our website: www.backtothegoodlife.com Get £10 off of your first Oddbox order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/oddbox Get £5 off your first Milk and More order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/MilkAndMore
27:46
February 09, 2022
Eco Projects: Planning For The Year Ahead - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 5
Eco Projects: Planning For The Year Ahead - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 5
We’re planning to do a few projects around our home this year, and they all have the planet in mind. We want to make sure we’re not adding too much carbon to the atmosphere, and that we’re not using up natural resources. Join us in episode 5 as we discuss a DIY potato planter, encouraging the bees into the garden, and a high-tech way to save money (and the planet) when it comes to our heating and energy usage! We’re giving a big shout-out this week to Niki’s old friend Simon from Brighton BeeNBee and we get really excited about appearing on the Gardening With Nikki Podcast! - Visit our website: www.backtothegoodlife.com Get £10 off of your first Oddbox order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/oddbox Get £5 off your first Milk and More order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/MilkAndMore Check out Fill on Instagram: www.instagram.com/fill_co
21:39
February 02, 2022
How Do we Reduce Our Waste This Winter? - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 4
How Do we Reduce Our Waste This Winter? - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 4
Plastic is a waste that we produce on a daily basis. The landfills are filling up, and it's affecting the world's wildlife. The solution to this problem is not an easy one, but in this episode, we’ll be exploring how we are rescuing our waste as a household and what this is doing to reduce our carbon footprint. We speak to you about the brilliant services we use daily, services such as Oddbox, Milk and More, and Fill, and how creating a closed-loop system is a step in the right direction that everyone can do. Thousands of people are creating a new, more sustainable life for themselves this winter, will you be one of them? - Visit our website: www.backtothegoodlife.com Get £10 off of your first Oddbox order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/oddbox Get £5 off your first Milk and More order: www.backtothegoodlife.com/MilkAndMore Check out Fill on Instagram: www.instagram.com/fill_co
21:00
January 26, 2022
What Does It Mean To Be Self Sufficient? - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 3
What Does It Mean To Be Self Sufficient? - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - Season 1 Episode 3
The world is changing and the way we live is changing with it. We are seeing more and more people choosing to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-employed. In this episode, we’re going to talk about how we are trying our hand at self-sufficiency through growing our own food, looking at our renewable energy options, and staying as independent from big corporations as possible. This episode is about the importance of self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and the need to work towards a different type of future. How easy it is to live self-sufficiently throughout the year with a self-sufficient homestead? We’re hoping to find out! — Connect With Us: Our blog: www.backtothegoodlife.com Instagram: @back.tothegoodlife Get £10 off your first order with OddBox www.backtothegoodlife.com/oddbox Visit Brighton Bee N Bee and get a beautiful handmade house for your solitary bees from a local artisan: https://brightonbeenbee.co.uk/
24:32
January 19, 2022
Working With A Tiny Garden - S01E02 - The Back To The Good Life Podcast
Working With A Tiny Garden - S01E02 - The Back To The Good Life Podcast
In this episode, we discuss the struggles of having a small backyard garden, the importance of bees and other good bugs in the world, and how to make the most of what you’ve got while striving for something better. Expect to hear about gardening, garden pest, the Dilly Dog, and more in this, our second-ever episode. Our website: www.backtothegoodlife.com — Get £10 off your first order with OddBox www.backtothegoodlife.com/oddbox Visit Brighton Bee N Bee and get a beautiful handmade house for your solitary bees from a local artisan: https://brightonbeenbee.co.uk/
26:50
January 12, 2022
Introducing Ourselves and Our Ethos - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - S01E01
Introducing Ourselves and Our Ethos - The Back To The Good Life Podcast - S01E01
We are Niki and Mr G, a couple from The West Country in England, and we're just starting out on an amazing journey to turn our lives from 'norma' and 'mundane' to exciting and challenging. We're planning to grow as much of our own food as we can, minimise our impact on our beautiful planet, and raise a family in a traditional and wholesome way. We haven't got much, we've got a postage stamp garden and full-time jobs, but we have got a lot of love and a big dream for our future. We'd love it if you joined us along the way!
23:03
January 05, 2022