Shopping Trolley full of fruit and veg alongside a piggy bank saving jar.

Living well, spending less

As energy costs rise this winter, money is at a premium for a lot of people. With that in mind we’ve bought a collection of books for each library, supported by ward councillors, to help you make the most of the money you have, cook tasty meals at low cost, grow your own fruit and veg, repair and reuse, and live more sustainably too.

Look out for the Living Well Spending Less display in your local library or click the links below to reserve a copy and we’ll let you know when it’s available to collect!

Grow your own book covers

Grow your own

Whether you’ve got a veg patch or a balcony you can grow your own fruit and vegetables, saving money and lowering your carbon footprint.

Grow your own food

The half-hour allotment: timely tips for the most productive plot ever

The urban vegetable patch: a modern guide to growing sustainably, whatever your space

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