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Nature is suffering and it's fighting back. Have you noticed?

Updated: Jul 12

Hello everyone, and welcome to our blog! Today, we're diving into a topic that's close to our hearts: the remarkable resilience of nature. Join us as we explore how nature is enduring and actively fighting against the constant beating of human behaviour causing climate change. What can we do to help nature in this battle?

A carpet of daisies, Reagent's Park, London
A carpet of daisies, Regent's Park, London

Have you noticed the sudden surge of daisies in grasslands? It's quite remarkable how many parks and fields, typically devoid of these delicate blooms, are now teeming with daisies. Even after being mown, the resilient daisies persist, popping up amidst the grasslands. What do you make of this intriguing phenomenon?

Daisies on the corner of the running field
Daisies in Canterbury

Take a look at the striking images we captured from Regent's Park in London, where the once green grass now appears white, overwhelmed by the intensity of daisies. Similarly, here in Canterbury, daisies adorn every park, transforming the landscape into a sea of white no matter where you turn. It's truly a sight to behold. Could this insane sprawl of daisies be nature's response to boost pollinator numbers and fight back against climate change?

Bubble bee, beeing

Despite our efforts in the UK to uphold conservation ethics and promote eco-friendly practices such as rewilding, the global trend of human impact on the natural world persists. While we strive to preserve our local environments, our actions elsewhere can still have severe consequences. It's a reminder of the interconnectedness of all ecosystems and the importance of considering the broader implications of our choices.

More daisies!
More daisies!

Take a moment to consider our dietary habits here in the West. We consume a significant amount of meat, fast food, and other processed foods, often without questioning its origins. Meanwhile, the Amazon continues to burn, making way for cattle ranching and crops to feed livestock. Despite our efforts locally, our consumption habits have far-reaching consequences for ecosystems around the globe.

wrap of snack bar left on the grass
Does real food come in packaging?

In the span of just a century, human diets have undergone a drastic transformation. Once centred around whole, natural foods, we've shifted towards heavily processed, high-sugar foods that are often packaged for convenience. This shift not only impacts our health but also contributes to environmental degradation through increased packaging waste and the production processes involved. It's a reflection of broader societal changes and the need to reconsider our relationship with food and its environmental footprint.

Tomato seedling, toddler version
Tomato seedling, toddler version

We invite you to join us in supporting nature's battle by taking action towards a more balanced relationship with the natural world. One simple step you can

take is to start growing your own food at home. Our cherry tomato and chilli plants are perfect for first-time growers, requiring minimal space and are suitable for indoor cultivation. With each plant purchase, you'll receive free instructions and care guides to ensure a successful harvest. Check out our shop with free deliveries in Canterbury and nearby or shop from Shocal and support local businesses!

Our commitment to sustainability doesn't stop there. Take a closer look at our packaging, and you'll notice a sticker featuring the date. We encourage our customers to keep their pots and return them to us at the end of the season. By reusing these pots and adding a new sticker each year, we're not only reducing waste but also contributing to a circular economy. Together, we can achieve something truly impactful and sustainable. Let's work towards a greener, healthier future for our planet.

havenweb logo and plants in display
Baby seedlings
Baby seedlings

Love and accept home-grown goodness, reduced carbon footprint, and sustainable living while reducing waste. Let's take peaceful climate action and embrace a circular economy for food security and the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together, let's make every meal a delicious act of cooking with chemical-free, locally-grown produce and let's nurture our plants with chemical-free compost. Let's embrace reuse and recycle by using pots again and again, and explore new recipes that celebrate our commitment to climate action.

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