What's it all about?In the month of September, the Soil Association are raising awareness of organic products, and the amazing, hardworking brands, producers and farmers who help to bring them to the UK.
What is organic food?Organic food is produced in compliance with organic farming standards, and compared to conventional produce, it contains fewer pesticides. The main benefit of organic food is its impact on the environment; less pollution is produced, water is conserved and less energy is produced.
How can you Organic your September?
Why not try an organic coffee from an independent retailer, but don't forget your LBU reusable cup!
Prep your breakfast for the next day with overnight oats; using an organic yoghurt. Use a recycled jam jar for that extra sustainable touch.
Explore your local area and visit organic farms - you'll find 50% more wildlife than on a conventional farm.
Save your money and get a free bottle of milk by signing up to exclusive organic offers (https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-september/).
Why not wow your colleagues or flatmates with some great organic recipes, like a Green Lentil and Coconut Curry (https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-recipes/2018/august/24/green-lentil-and-coconut-curry/). Or how about a cocktail night with a Cucumber and Dill Gin Mojito (https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-recipes/2018/august/21/fattys-cucumber-dill-gin-mojito/).
If you’re a coffee drinker, why not make your own body scrub that produces no waste- scrap the use of microbeads and help reduce pollution in our oceans. Coffee is also a great exfoliant and is effective against many skin conditions. (https://www.soilassociation.org/blogs/2018/august/16/diy-coffee-scrubs-with-optiat-skincare/)
The Soil Association have many special offers available including discounts or even free vouchers ( https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-september/organic-september-discounts/).
You can even enter a magnitude of giveaways, like a years supply of organic coffee! Enter here: https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-september/organic-september-competitions-and-giveaways/
Organic September SaturdayFor the month of September, they also have many organic events happening in your local area, at home or on campus, find yours here (https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-september/organic-september-events/). All of these events will be happening on Organic September Saturday (15th) and your local, independent shops will open their doors to showcase their organic ranges.