Be Regenerative Part 1 (Issue 36)

In this piece from issue 36, Rachel Horne talks about Regenerative Culture and what some great people within the Doncaster area are doing to help the planet.

Words: Rachel Horne

Photography: Cameron Bell & Warren Draper

“A regenerative human culture is healthy, resilient and adaptable; it cares for the planet and it cares for life in the awareness that this is the most effective way to create a thriving future for all of humanity.” Designing Regenerative Cultures, published by Triarchy Press, 2016.

Jam Horse, Scott Lane DN1 1ES Rachel has transformed her shop into a zero waste heaven. This means you can stock-up on essentials without the need for single-use plastics. You can purchase everything from oats to washing up liquid. All products in the shop are locally sourced. No air miles means fewer greenhouse emissions.

Jacksons The Herbalists, Printing Office Street DN1 1TR Lydia and the team are dedicated to reusing and recycling as much as possible. Customers are encouraged to bring back their jars and pots so that they can be recycled on their behalf. They work with environmentally friendly brands that are vegan and organic products. We recommend the handmade natural dog shampoo bar; it’s vegan, made locally and plastic free.

Wonderland Awaits, Dreambakes & Tuck in Cafe When businesses play together they slay together! Zara has been creating an urban garden on the roof of her alternative clothing boutique near Frenchgate. She has grown 47 different varieties of fruit, veg and edible flowers on her roof top. In order to make her urban garden bloom she’s got serious about worm composting all her food waste. This enables her to create worm poop nutrient rich soil. Worms love paper packaging, so she also composts all her business waste as well as coffee grounds donated from Hannah at Dreambakes. Working with the Tuck In Cafe, she uses their empty catering tins to make planters. This summer she grew edible flowers from the worm compost soil and gave them to Dreambakes to decorate their cakes. Zara is a regenerative culture queen.

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