Why are bees important to the Halloween pumpkin? – Helen Tandy

Drivers on the A41 in Chester the afternoon of Saturday 29th October, were surprised to see three giant bees crossing the road with pumpkins. Why was this? The bees (including me) were members of Chester & District Friends of the Earth, we had been at The Piper Hoole as part of The Food Assembly’s Halloween … More Why are bees important to the Halloween pumpkin? – Helen Tandy

Chester & District Friends of the Earth Pumpkin Cook Book

The scariest thing about Halloween is how much Pumpkin is wasted, let’s change that this year! This is our first Pumpkin Rescue. The cook book has been developed as part of our campaign, with tried and tested recipes with the help of my colleagues at Castlefield Partnership.  Pumpkin Rescue is part of a Zero Food Waste Britain which … More Chester & District Friends of the Earth Pumpkin Cook Book

Flintshire County Council plans to fine residents for landfill waste- Helen Tandy

I live in Broughton, Flintshire, Wales which is just over the English/Welsh border. During August and September I spent a lot of time researching zero waste and recycling based around – The Rubbish Diet, Zero Waste Week, Recycle Week and Waste Less Live More Week.…read more… see my blog.. One thing that became very apparent speaking to … More Flintshire County Council plans to fine residents for landfill waste- Helen Tandy

The scariest thing about Halloween is how much Pumpkin is wasted, lets change that this year! – Helen Tandy

My September was all about waste. I went from the Zero Waste Week to Recycle Week to Waste Less Live More Week, all the time reading and learning more about reducing consumption, recycling more and working towards a zero waste life. Although the month soon passed, it’s now already half way through October, I’m going … More The scariest thing about Halloween is how much Pumpkin is wasted, lets change that this year! – Helen Tandy

It was buzzing at The Goodlife Festival this year- see why – Helen Tandy

The Saturday and Sunday team worked hard getting support with over 200 petitions to ban pesticides from across the UK. The Goodlife Experience, takes place each year on the Gladstone Estate in Hawarden. The Chester FoE team have attended the event since the very start, our bees get a lot of attention. We also raised over £461 … More It was buzzing at The Goodlife Festival this year- see why – Helen Tandy