Media Mentions on Plastic Free Gardening

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Article: Eco-Gardening

Shopping for plants without plastic

Nov 2020 Issue

"We all know the mantra: reduce, reuse and recycle in order to slow down our consumption of plastics. For some of us, the aim of gardening without plastic has become a reality."

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Article: Growing Online

Alternatives to Plastic

Nov 2020 Issue

"Good Roots Barn is a new website specialising in alternatives to plastic gardening products."

"There is a range of products you can purchase - pots and trays made from coir or bamboo, paper pot makers, wooden seed labels, coir discs and coco peat bricks - with more to come."

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Article: Lifestyle Best Buys

Treat Yourself In November

Nov 2020 Issue

"A great selection of plastic-free alternatives for gardeners."

Gardeners "gift box contains beautifully hand-produced coir grow tray, your choice of seed, wooden labels, bamboo pots and coir grow cube and 250g coir brick growing medium."

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Kitleys: Let's Talk About Stuff

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Nov 2020

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Article: Smart news

Your Complete salad growing kit 

jan 2021 Issue

"This salad mix from Good Roots Barn is perfect for gardeners, it contains the seeds to grow and pick your own fresh salad. The kit comes complete with a handy tin for storage and comes with a 'How to Sow & Grow' guide to get you started."

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Article: meet the blogger

gardening with nature in mind

jun 2021 Issue

"Sandy is inspired by nature and gardening allows her to connect with that ethos. Her website and blog are very much about growing her own but integrated with the natural world and ideas on how to embrace and protect it."

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podcast: the real life buyer

with Dave Barr

May 2021

"How a passionate gardener with a strong environmental ethic founded her business to deliver plastic free products to the market."

Guest Blogger: No Plastic Shop

Meet The Local Plastic Free Heroes

July 2021

"For Plastic Free July I have interviewed local campaigners, business owners and community heroes from Devon and Cornwall, who have put living plastic free at the heart of the way they work.

Meet Sandy Lipo, founder of the plastic free gardening online store Good Roots Barn, that has its HQ in Devon."

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Subscriber Feature: Botany and Books

What you plant will grow: an incredible example of living your values and building a world you want to live in

September 2021

"This blog is all about one of my wonderful subscribers who runs a business which totally reflects with Botany and Books values and her kind and gentle way of running a business that makes plastic free gardening possible just makes my heart swell"

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guest blogger: Good to bee

Sustainable Gardening

August 2021

"If you're wanting to make your green fingers greener you HAVE to read this! Packed full of so much wisdom and support for people, plants and planet alike"

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guest blogger: Coir Products

it isn't a big challenge to become a more sustainable gardener

January 2022

"One of our inspirations for cutting down on plastic is Sandy over at Good Roots Barn.


In 2020, Sandy decided to turn her passion for plastic-free gardening into a business and launched Good Roots Barn! In this blog post, Sandy tells us all about how Good Roots Barn came about, adopting a plastic-free lifestyle, and details what she does in her own gardening."

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Partnership: Harvst

Sprout Greenhouses

January 2022

"When embarking on any partnership it’s important to remain loyal to your values and ethos." - Good Roots Barn

"The sustainability of our food supply matters to all of us. How we choose to feed ourselves now has significant implications for future generations and the planet" - Harvst

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Guest Blog: Beneficial  Bees

February 2022

Head Gardener Sandy Lipo over at Good Roots Barn has shared with you everything you need to know about bees, why they matter, and what you can do to help in her guest blog post. 

"For millions of years these insects have been an invaluable member of the eco system, not only do they pollinate the plants helping to produce the food that we eat, but they also pollinate trees and flowers that provide habitats for other wildlife."