What I have to give
When I sat down and looked at my site and who reads it, and where my own expertise lies, I realised that the people I can help are people who already care about some of the same issues as me, but are struggling with some aspects of living a less toxic or more sustainable life.
People who, just like me, may be struggling to make ends meet, without adding the cost of organic produce to their grocery bill.
People who are working or spending their days looking after children (which is working, by the way), and who sometimes struggle to find the time and energy to go the extra mile towards whichever aspect of healthy or sustainable living most interests them. That may be growing their own veggies, making their own cosmetics or non-toxic cleaning products, or something else.
They’d like to go the extra distance, but they could use a little help sometimes. They need someone else to do the research.
I want to make it easier for those people to make the changes they want to make.
Where I’m at
I want to be up-front with you about two things, dear reader.
The first is my own level of “crunchiness” (as the healthy, DIY, green home-economy is often called). We are not perfect in my little home, if perfect means completely toxic-free, organic buying, non-consuming, totally ethically shopping, growing all our own food and always cooking from scratch.
Not even close.
We do what we can, we prioritise, and we make compromises. We are only human after all and just do the best we can, a little more every day, conscious living in the hope that we can make a difference.
What I need
Secondly, let me be upfront about my own need to make a living.
While I care about you and the planet and the children whose island homes will be washed away as the climate changes, I also have my own children and my own bills to pay. So I do intend to derive an income from this website or related services or products at some point.
I want to make a difference with my life. I want to help people, and I want to help the planet. In the meantime, I hope I can add value to your life.
Do you have a job that you love and that fulfills you? Have you ever quit your job without knowing what you would do next? Do you have any tips for me? Let me know in the comments.
I hope you also read my blog. Now, I’m not an expert in cooking, but have a passion for health, herbalism, wildcrafting and especially wild food education and food security.
Its time for us all to reconnect with the earth’s most ancient plants, the plants that have been nourishing, healing and enchanting us since, well, the very beginning. And from spring to summer, autumn to winter, join me to explore the most magical foods and remedies of the season, the herbs, wild plants, garden weeds, blossoms, roots and berries at the heart of our oldest and most sacred traditions. In writing this blog I honour my great, great grandmother who passed her knowledge and skills down to each generation.