Probably the two greatest challenges for me when I want to support locally grown and made are chocolate and coffee. I live in South Australia. You can’t, as far as I am aware, grow either here. Which brings up the big ugly question, should I, in good conscience, continue to consume them. Leaving the question of caffeine addiction aside, I think ultimately they will go. Which leads me to my next question – what in the world will I replace them with? And with Easter just around the corner, what sort of hundred mile alternatives, child and adult friendly, would I be happy giving and receiving for Easter?
The simple truth is it took very little time for me to come up with multiple gorgeous Easter gift alternatives and I plan on sharing them here over the next few weeks.
Just about the very first thing that I thought of was the idea of gifting parcels of beautifully wrapped, local to your area and preferably organic, seeds.
Seed saving is an incredibly rewarding process, the seeds are invariably most beautiful, and is there really anything more wonderful and symbolic of new life and potential than a seed. They simply are miracles waiting to be activated, something anyone with a little know how, a bit of dirt, water and sunshine can do.
You can save your own flower seeds, herbs or veges and wrap them in gorgeous bespoke wrapping, or buy local from someone in your area who can give you the hints and tips to help your plants on their way.
And when I think about it, I really think there is no reason you couldn’t package small parcels of seeds in egg shaped cardboard parcels and hide them in the garden for the children to find. It would certainly make for a better activity after the Easter egg hunt than consuming vast quantities of chocolate!
And if you live in South Australia and are after something a bit special, the gorgeous Rosie from The Rose and Raddish should be able to put together something tailored just for you and your loved ones. My Easter gift to myself was a selection of seeds from her, of annual flowers that I plan on planting Easter weekend with the little ones I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to it