Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees …
By dispensing practical advice and sharing my real life experiences I want to help you navigate all the organics do’s and don’ts and the confusing advice – so you can live your own organic lifestyle.
I think this way of life is pretty cool and I recommend it wholeheartedly to you. Whichever bit of it works for you – take it and use it as your own. This isn’t a prescription. It’s a platform for our ideas. We experiment a fair bit
Who Am I?
I quit the software marketing rat race five years ago to discover an organic lifestyle, build a location independent income, home educate my son and spend my family holidays house swapping. Throw in a little baking, some marketing expertise and a lot of magic and you’ll start to get to the bottom of what turns me on.
I’m also a Member of The Soil Association , Garden Organic and The Real Bread Campaign, and am probably still on the MI5 Wanted list for participating in all those SCRAM and CND demos as a student. You can see the more creative me over at my personal site Julie Gibbons.
Our Organikal Story
Organikal started back in 2006 as a way to capture our experiences of living an organic lifestyle. Sometimes we’re good at it – and sometimes we suck!
Here are just some of the goals we set out with in 2006;
- become supermarket free
- become chemical free
- grow our own fruit & veg
- make our own real bread every day
- use only ethical, renewable or sustainable utility supplies
- build/restore our main house to be off grid
More than 4 years on and we visit supermarkets rarely, we buy organic groceries and we make our own bread. We’re still a whole lifetime away from supplying our own fruit and veg and generating our own power – but we’ve achieved a whole heap of other stuff in the meantime;
- we’re cubicle and employer-free
- we’re active house-swappers – no all-inclusive long-haul hols for us
- we’re successfully home educating
And the eco house and self-sustaining food supply is still an active goal – we’ve just installed our first polytunnel!
House Swapping Adventures
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