sustainability

<em>The Resilient Gardener</em> is a Must Read!

The Resilient Gardener is a Must Read!

I loved this book. Really loved it. It’s chock full of information and at the same time takes readers on a wandering tour through the author’s farm and garden. In The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times,…

Knowledge Matters

Knowledge Matters

The knowledge and skills we’re acquiring in our quest toward self-reliance are those same skills that many of our grandparents had.

All Our Stuff Comes on Barges…

All Our Stuff Comes on Barges…

Maui students create a parody of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” to educate people about Hawaii’s dependence on imported food.

I’m a Bloggies Finalist!

What a great way to start off February – I’m adding three more hens to my flock today and I just found out that I’m a finalist for the Bloggies in the Best New Weblog category. (Iwillnotsquee!Iwillnotsquee!Iwillnotsquee!) Such restraint I…

Patchwork Living Blogging Bee #7

Welcome to the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee, our Internet version of a quilting bee. Each of our lives is a patchwork of what was passed down to us, what we find around us, and what people share with us. Hosted…

Patchwork Living Blogging Bee #4

Welcome to the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee, our Internet version of a quilting bee. Each of our lives is a patchwork of what was passed down to us, what we find around us, and what people share with us. Hosted…

What Would Happen If…?

I am one of those people who finds it hard to follow exact instructions. I’m more than willing to experiment, whether it be in the kitchen, the garden, or at the craft table. I’m always surprised when an editor wants…

Five Books Worth Adding to your Shelves

Five Books Worth Adding to your Shelves

For years, my plant bible has been the Sunset Western Garden Book. Filled with listings of specific plants (over 8,000 in the 2011 edition) that detail plant characteristics, growth habits, and zone requirements, this is a must-have if you garden…

How do you Bag It?

 I watched Bag It over the weekend. The movie begins as a “regular guy,” Jeb Berrier, wonders about the plastic bag he uses to carry a yogurt home in. As he researches and learns more about the environmental impact of…