A couple of years ago, I challenged myself to grow my own weight in food in my urban Seattle garden. I surpassed my goal – growing more than 220 pounds of food – but in the process I realized that a second challenge was to ensure my harvest was fully utilized before it spoiled. I donated about 50 pounds to the local food bank, shared so... [More]
Confession: I grew up in Texas, a state known for oil, BBQ (yeah!) and tornadoes. I did not grow up thinking about my impact on the environment or about recycling. And while I appreciated my childhood and continue to love my home state, it didn’t adequately prepare me for life outside the Lone Star State.
When I moved to Seattle five years ag... [More]