what to do with your pumpkin after halloween

what to do with your pumpkin after halloween

Halloween is a very wasteful holiday (plastic costumes, plastic decor, plastic wrappers, plastic everything) but it doesn’t have to be this way! Reducing your plastic is one thing, but you may be overlooking a different kind of preventable waste - your pumpkin. Don’t just set it out with your green bin (or worse, your garbage [...]

preserving the harvest – how to dry chili peppers

preserving the harvest – how to dry chili peppers

Some of the most important ways of mitigating food waste include buying only enough fresh food that you can reasonably consume, having a plan for that food, and storing it properly. An abundance from the garden can present a challenge on all fronts, especially when 30 hot peppers or an armful of herbs are ready [...]

an eco-friendly guide to back to school (covid edition)

an eco-friendly guide to back to school (covid edition)

Thanks to the Green Living Show for featuring this post on their blog! Back to school this fall looks very different for teachers, students, and parents alike. Whether learning is in person, online, or a combination of both, back to school preparation presents new challenges for us all. For our family, focusing on adapting our [...]