Simple Living

Turning My Home into a Center of Production (Not Consumption)

The average American household is a center of consumption, meaning it uses up resources, instead of creating anything of value. We use water to keep our lawns green, but we can’t eat our lawns; they just look pretty. We generate trash that ends up in a landfill somewhere out of sight and out of mind.… Continue reading Turning My Home into a Center of Production (Not Consumption)

Simple Living

Suburban Lawn to Nature Preserve- Part 1

I’ve said it a thousand times on this blog. I don’t like living in the suburbs. I don’t like tiny yards, too close neighbors, sterile lawns and conspicuous consumption. Unfortunately, I live in the suburbs, and there’s not a whole lot I can do about it right now. Someday, yes, I hope to live on… Continue reading Suburban Lawn to Nature Preserve- Part 1