Guest Blog by Amy Oestreicher Not Waiting for Life: How I Learned to Love My Detour I’m the youngest kid in my family, and I grew up pretty well. With two doting parents and three…
Lindsey McCoy has a master’s degree in nonprofit management and spent the last 10 years working on environmental education in the Bahamas, islands full of single-use plastic
She and her sister, Allison Webster, co-founded a company, Plaine Products, that offers shampoo, conditioner and body wash in aluminum bottles that can be returned, refilled and reused.
Episode 91 – Interview with Nicola Syme
Nicola Syme in Her Own Words
Nicola Syme is the designer/creator of sustainable, environmentally friendly and ethical sleepwear, loungewear and yoga wear company, Happiest Girl In The World. Continue reading
Agritrue – an Alternative to USDA Organic
Blake Akers is working on Agritrue to present an alternative to the organic certification, USDA Organic, offered by the federal government. Not long ago, we had Grace Gershuny on our show who played a major part in the creation of the USDA Organic standards we are following today. Continue reading
The Suburban Micro-Farm
The Suburban Micro-Farm is Amy Stross’ new book chronicling her experiences on her 10th of an acre homestead.
When Amy moved to a house with a typical suburban sized yard, she didn’t have any background in gardening, let alone suburban farming. She joined a CSA because she wanted local and fresh food. That particular CSA encouraged their members to help on the farm. This got her hands in the dirt and was her first introduction to growing food. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she really liked raising her own vegetables. Continue reading
Episode 71 Health, Chicken, Meditation, and Podcasts We Like.
On Being Sick and Home Remedies.
We, Jenise and Marianne, both were sick and it took us a long time to find a date to record this December 2016 update. When we had the time, one, or both of us, didn’t have a voice. Oh well, it is the time of the year when so many people are sneezing, coughing and talking funny. Both of us don’t like to take medication much and opted out of the pills and potions widely advertised during the winter month. Instead, we turned to a variety of home remedies with pretty good results. Continue reading
Episode 64 – Green Living Choices
Like many of you, one of the biggest reasons I had for choosing green living as my path was because it was more in line with my values.
At that time, I looked around for environmentally friendly and ethically produced products but found they were expensive and difficult to find.
I would have loved to have access to “A Greener Daily Life“, a website founded and run by Chet Van Wert, to connect “conscious consumers with sustainable, ethical brands.”
Greg Peterson’s Motto
Greg Peterson’s motto is: “I am the person on the planet responsible for transforming the food system.” A tall order indeed. Greg took on this mission after he attended a series of seminars for self development. Continue reading
Episode 55 Amy & Stacy from SEPP
What is SEPP?
I am glad you asked. SEPP is short for Sow Edibles Permaculture Podcast. Yes, you got it. This is a podcast about another podcast. Really more about the people behind that other podcast called SEPP. In their podcast, Amy and Stacy are sharing their journey of becoming homesteaders and building a self-sufficient homestead farm.