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Reviewed: Episode 2 - It's not easy being green

Upcomin_1 The second episode in this new green series showed how the Strawbridge's are progressing towards sustainable living in Cornwall.  This week Dick and Briget visited the nearby Eden Project and were given an insight into their waste neutral policy.  We have previously reviewed the drinking glasses made by the project from recycled glass bottles. Meanwhile James and Charlotte were busy digging the foundations for a heat exchange system in the new greenhouse.  Unfortunately I was not able to track down the dishcloth top that Briget brought back from the big green gathering!

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Whilst the greenhouse design did seem a little unconventional, its obviously not a new idea, as a Google search will reveal (see a similar project here). It makes sense that the family want to maximise what they can grow to feed their family (and many friends). The newly installed outside solar shower is completely energy efficient but will it be any good in the Winter? The pigs arrived  - 'Christmas' and 'New Year' said Dick, with a wink - but Briget's not so sure about their fate.  For more information on organic pigs - see Craig Farm's website.  Catch the next episode on BBC 2, Tuesday at 8pm.

By the way, I knew I'd seen that big moustache and enthusiasm for crazy projects somewhere before; Dick Strawbridge has previously appeared on Scrapheap Challenge. [Ella]

Related Links: The big green gathering, Europe's biggest green camping event is taking place in Somerset 2nd to 6th August. Then head for the Eden Sessions at the Eden Project, on 12th, 25th and 27th August, featuring Goldfrapp, The Magic Numbers and Snow Patrol.

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(Pictures taken from Dick's official website)

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It's a totally inspirational show and hope you finally caught the first episode - I watch very litte tv nowadays but this is just a 'must-see' for all!

Posted by: DK | 5 Apr 2006 08:28:01

Yeah, thanks DK, I did catch the first episode after all. You can read my updated post on the first episode, including a book link -

http://wirelessdigest.typepad.com/hippyshopper/2006/03/its_not_easy_be.html

Posted by: Ella (Ed) | 7 Apr 2006 13:02:27

This show is wonderful. I applaud the Strawbridges for making the effort and showing us their transformation. It puts a recognizable face on being more eco-friendly.

Posted by: milly | 10 Apr 2006 01:16:11


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