How I compost at home: Part III — vermicomposting

You might shy away from composting in the home because you have a perception that it's unsanitary, smelly, or just downright inconvenient. Let me dispel all your composting fears!

How I compost at home: Part III — vermicomposting

How I compost at home: Part II — bokashi

Bokashi is often categorized as a form of "composting", but it's more like pickling or fermenting your food waste. It has many benefits that outweigh composting, which you can learn about here. 

How I compost at home: Part II — bokashi

7 clever ways to reuse containers to grow plants

Just look to your kitchen for clever ways to create whimsical indoor gardens. Here are five different ways I’ve upcycled containers to help satisfy my greenthumb at home while employing zero waste techniques. 

7 clever ways to reuse containers to grow plants

Fertilizing Houseplants 101

Fertilizing houseplants remains an enigma for many houseplant owners. It seems that not many of us choose to fertilize our plants, but after you read this post, you may change your mind, as fertilizers are integral for healthy houseplants!

Fertilizing Houseplants 101

The day I went butt-naked and covered myself in honeybees.

Over ten years ago, thousands of commercial migratory beekeepers throughout the world began reporting the worst honeybee die-off in history. More than 30 million bees (Apis mellifera L.) in the United States mysteriously died. Several years later, the die off was only worsening and I felt it was time to make a statement. 

The day I went butt-naked and covered myself in honeybees.

Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the shining gems of Chicago. As part of the Parks Department, it is free for the community and a sight to behold! 

Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago