wool dryer ball
Sustainability

Make Your Own Reusable Wool Dryer Balls

When I first started to make my home sustainable, I decided to start with greening up the household products that I use most often. After taking care of laundry detergent and dish detergent, I decided to tackle dryer sheets. I’ve never liked dryer sheets. Besides all the chemicals and the waste, I’m way too cheap… Continue reading Make Your Own Reusable Wool Dryer Balls

seed swap
Sustainability

How to Host a Seed Swap

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the holidays are in the air! I'm not quite ready for Christmas carols and decking the hall, but I love the feeling of anticipation that comes from knowing everything will be sparkly and bright soon. I’m also looking forward to getting together with friends and family to celebrate… Continue reading How to Host a Seed Swap

citizen science
Sustainability, Sustainable Lifestyle

Citizen Science Projects for Gardeners and Farmers

As a gardener or hobby farmer, you probably don’t think of yourself as a scientist beyond monitoring your soil and watching trends in your fruits and veggies. Let me beg to differ, because I bet that you're more of scientist than you might think. As you spend time outside in your garden beds, do you… Continue reading Citizen Science Projects for Gardeners and Farmers

landlord
Sustainability, Sustainable Lifestyle

How To Talk to Your Landlord About a Garden

I’ve lived in a lot of apartments. They were all tiny and a bit cramped, but I was determined to make them cozy. I filled them with books, coffee cups, and a house plant or two. They grew on me, and I came to love each one of them for being exactly what I needed… Continue reading How To Talk to Your Landlord About a Garden