Down to Earth

I went to a really interesting session at Beerwah library this week to listen to Rhonda Hetzel from “Down to Earth” blog. She is also a published author of the book of the same name. The talk was about Frugal and Simple Living, a guide to a simpler, sustainable life.

Rhonda covered such topics as budgeting, cooking from scratch, buying in season and stockpiling. Β She talked about cutting down on chemicals in our home with green cleaning methods and handed out a booklet she had prepared giving ‘recipes’ to make our own green cleaning products. Β  And lots more.

If you want to catch up with Rhonda just take this link to her Down to Earth blog.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anna B
    Aug 02, 2013 @ 15:50:27

    Hi Jean, this blog sounds right up my street! I’m always trying to be more eco friendly. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    Reply

  2. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 02:16:52

    I’ve been dollowing her blog for a while too – I like her common sense style of writing. I’d have loved to hear her speak (it’s a bit of a distance though πŸ™‚ ).

    Reply

  3. narf77
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 04:24:21

    You do lead an interesting and informed life Jean :).

    Reply

  4. notjustgreenfingers
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 05:18:01

    Oh Jean I am so jealous. I have loved Rhonda’s blog for a few years now, she is an inspiration and I would love to meet her. I would also love her book but it’s just too expensive to get it posted out over here in the UK.

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 04, 2013 @ 09:49:41

      I’ll try and find out if it’s possible to get the book via a UK agent.
      The book is beautifully produced.

      Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 05, 2013 @ 07:20:11

      I’ve checked with Rhonda about sourcing her book in the UK and she offers this advice.
      “I’m not sure about the UK but I think if they order from Book Depository, they order it in and send it free postage. It is listed there but it says it’s out of stock. I think they only order it in when they receive an order. If that doesn’t work, the best bet is fishpond.com.au It’s an Australian site but they have free postage too.”

      Hope this helps.

      Reply

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