Composting and Gardening, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Food Waste Spotlight: Reduction_Raider1

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on @reduction_raider1 (Instagram) - writer +  frugal foodie.  The following are the responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A:  A fully fledged, frugal foodie, passionate about avoiding food waste. When not loitering in supermarket reduction aisles, she blogs about eating… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Reduction_Raider1

Composting and Gardening, Life, Making A Difference

Garden Update

It’s garden day! The community garden got some new veggies/fruits - which will be part of the produce bags we will distribute within the community. I got a mini arm workout by breaking up the dirt in the beds for the Swiss chard and Tuscan melon. I also removed weeds in the peanut bed -… Continue reading Garden Update

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Food Waste Spotlight: Lindsay Miles

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on Lindsay Miles (@treadingmyownpath) - author, speaker + waste educator.  Lindsay's second book The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen was released earlier this month.  The following are the Lindsay's responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A:  I’m a writer, waste… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Lindsay Miles

Composting and Gardening, Life, Random Thoughts

Reflection on Racism and the Black Farmer

My pre-highschool summers were spent in the southeastern part of Kentucky. While some of my peers got to sleep the morning away, I was awaken just after daylight touched the Kentucky bluegrass to the sound of my grandparents preparing for our task-filled day. I was helping tend the cattle, while peers watched various tv shows.… Continue reading Reflection on Racism and the Black Farmer

Composting and Gardening, Life

From food to future plants

Most folks know about turning avocado seeds into a future plant. (Note: If you didn't know now you do).  But did you know there are other fruit-related food seeds that turn into future vegetable or house plants? I can honestly say that I only knew about tomato and avocado seeds being utilized, but in a recent… Continue reading From food to future plants

Composting and Gardening, Life

Gardening With Your Children

We spent most of the day assisting my sister with her garden.  Naturally, I had no problem assisting (I plan on doing a reflective post on my gardening story soon).  But it took some coercion to get my children to help.  They primarily helped with cleaning up the backyard/garden area, setting up some new containers,… Continue reading Gardening With Your Children

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste

Let’s Discuss Backyard Composting

A few Fridays back I started a Food Waste Fridays series on the alternatives when someone's food scrap pick-up is cancelled. (Sparked because of NYC government suspending our food scrap program until June 2021). Today's #foodwastefriday Instagram post provides insight into Backyard Composting. I have helped with the maintenance of 3 bin systems/tumblers at community… Continue reading Let’s Discuss Backyard Composting

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Let’s Discuss Vermicomposting

Last week I started a new Food Waste Fridays series on the alternatives when someone's food scrap pick-up is cancelled.  (Sparked because of NYC government suspending our food scrap program until June 2021).   Today's Instagram post provides insight into one indoor option - Vermicomposting (aka worm composting).  I personally can't pursue this option for… Continue reading Let’s Discuss Vermicomposting