Some friends of mine, Gavin and Vanessa, recently posted me a pile of dvd’s on some subjects we share a common interest in. They are also interested in becoming self-sufficient and are on their way to setting up their lives on the Natal coast of South Africa. On the dvd’s I found many interesting shows on permaculture, forest gardens and lots of other facets of living a greener life. I still have so much to learn so they have been great to watch.
One of the series I watched was called “It’s Not Easy Being Green” by the BBC. I was lucky enough to get all three seasons so for many days I have been following Dick Strawbridge and his family as they sell up their urban home and move into the English countryside to establish a green life.
Some green shows can be seriously boring but this one is really great and you have a good laugh while learning much about changing your lifestyle. Besides, if you get bored all you need to do is watch Dick’s HUGE, massively scary moustache. I couldn’t help but make the connection between his moustache and his surname
In the picture above you can see the family and the house they renovate in the background. The Bean enjoyed the shows too because they often include his children and their perspective.
I can highly recommend the series for those of you who are interested in all things green. You can download them here:
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Thanks Gavin and Vanessa!