We’re Desert Rats. We love to joke about how walking out in an Arizona summer is akin to opening up the oven to get your cookies out and having your face burnt off. We love our air conditioning and our pools and curse the sun all summer long. We’ve convinced ourselves that we live in […]Read More Garden Bounty in the Sonoran Desert. (Plus How to Help Plants through the Summer).
Our little backyard garden saw a LOT of progress this week…I’d like to say that I planned to get both garden beds done AND have plants in the ground all in one week, but truth is, we’re just flying by the seat of our pants, as per usual! Last week, I started my seeds three […]Read More BYG Week #2- Pests and Progress
It’s my FAVORITE time of year in AZ…”Fall”. If you’ve ever lived in the valley, you’ll know why the quotation marks are oh so necessary. Fall is a different creature here…the leaves don’t shrivel up and fall off of the trees during our “fall”…they burst into bloom. Right around the end of October, the temperatures […]Read More Lessons Learned from 1 Year of Tower Gardening
So you’ve seen the recent video about trash island, or you’ve seen any one of the thousands of pictures of wildlife trapped in or killed by the plastic that we as human beings are so fond of. You’re ready to stop contributing to the problem, but you’re overwhelmed, and don’t know where to start. […]Read More The 3 Do’s & Dont’s of WASTE-LESS LIVING for BEGINNERS
I’m not really sure where my eco-friendly tendencies came from. I’ve always loved animals. The first thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a zoo-keeper. When I was old enough to twirl a baton above my head, I decided to start my own non-profit out of my pink piggy-bank: It was […]Read More Less-Waste Diaries #1: The Beginning