We have the potential to be extremely generative beings. These are my attempts to live in a way that makes the earth stronger, our home more sustainable, and our life more beautiful.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for several months. I had a lot of high hopes and big expectations for my first patio gardening post. There are so many things to talk about, so many things one could focus on. But the post/posts were never getting written, so I just decided: screw it! What follows … Continue reading Patio Garden: What’s Growin’
Several weeks ago when starting a series of composting blogs, I promised that I would share my experiences starting up a worm cycling bin. The post is finally here folks! What is worm cycling? In a nut shell– it’s basically another way to turn food scraps and paper waste into rich compost/worm castings. Casting is a fancy word for … Continue reading The Wonderful World of WormCycling
Earth Day Everyday! What is open-air patio composting? Is it even ‘a thing?’ I’m not sure if open-air patio composting (OAPC?) is ‘a thing’ or not, but it is a thing I’ve been doing now for at least two years from my condo balcony in Glendale, CA. If you live in an apartment or condo (perhaps not … Continue reading Open-Air Patio Composting: A Politics of Refuse/Refusal
First things first….What is composting? “Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose. Basically, backyard composting is an acceleration of the same process nature uses. By composting your organic waste you are returning nutrients back into the soil in order … Continue reading What is Composting? How Does It Factor into Zero-Waste Living?
Just attended Glendale’s FREE composting workshop and picked up my gigantic FREE composting bin (for later in life use). I’ve been open air patio composting for years now, and it has been years since I’ve purchased soil for my patio garden! Excited to share with you the trials and the errors, successes and failures of … Continue reading “Composting for Dummies” (like me): COMING SOON!
I love this post about being more intentional (and less wasteful) with the clothes we wear. Lately, I’ve been struggling between needing new wardrobe items (mostly clothes for work) and doing the requisite labor (research) to find sustainable retailers who not only respect (and invest in) the environment, but also labels that treat workers justly … Continue reading COMPOSTABLE WARDROBE: MY OCEAN DRESS
A couple days ago I forgot to mention another great use for your patio, and that is of a garden oasis. This spring and summer I’ve spent hours sipping coffee, reading books, sun soaking, and observing happy hour on our patio–usually with the pups. If you are not that into growing and maintaining edibles, plant … Continue reading Patio Oasis