Browsed by
Year: 2015

I’m Back! ?>

I’m Back!

Wow! Where has the time gone? I can’t believe it has been more than six months since my last blog post. And for that, I’m sorry. But also, not so sorry. The last six months have been busy and at times overwhelming, and when that happens, something’s got to give, right? The truth is, when I decided to take a break from writing because I felt really burned out and unmotivated. Every time I sat down to write a new post, I’d write a…

Read More Read More

2015 Garden Recap ?>

2015 Garden Recap

You’ve heard it countless times already but I’m going to say it again: it was hot in Portland this summer! Not only did I hear it from the farmers at work, but I also experienced it right in our own backyard garden. Overall, it was a pretty good year for our garden despite the heat. We tried growing a few new crops (green beans, cabbage and delicata squash), avoided a few others (zucchini, carrots & snap peas) and tried some…

Read More Read More

Let’s Talk Trash ?>

Let’s Talk Trash

“What we throw away does not actually go away. What we throw away only becomes inaccessible in a landfill.” Last month I attended an event put on by Metro (Portland’s solid waste manager) titled “Let’s Talk Trash” at the Oregon Historical Society. It was part of a series of talks related to the Solid Waste Roadmap, Metro’s long-term effort to examine and determine the best approaches for managing the metro area’s waste. The Portland Metro Region’s trash is sent 150 miles east…

Read More Read More