City Dweller, Country Skills: Re-purposing our individual plastic waste

  Two problems consumers lament regarding plastic waste and environmental damage: Excessive plastic packaging Plastic waste ending up in the oceans where fish, birds, etc end up eating the plastic I’ve been brainstorming for a couple years about a way for individuals to creatively recycle and re-purpose plastic packaging when we’re done with it.  I … More City Dweller, Country Skills: Re-purposing our individual plastic waste

City dweller, country skills: joy of crafting patchwork comforters

My “city dweller learning and sharing country skills” experience is moving in multiple directions. Sewing is one of the skills I decided to learn as an adult.  Sure, there are city dwellers who learn this skill growing up; I didn’t.  Fortunately, I was given a hand-me-down sewing machine several years ago.  My first efforts to … More City dweller, country skills: joy of crafting patchwork comforters

City Dweller Learning and Sharing Country Skills

I am an unabashed city dweller.  I like cities.  There are all kinds of things to enjoy about city life. Unfortunately, the twentieth century saw a decrease in city dwellers learning what one today might call “country skills.”  How to make things from scratch (homemade).   How to take care of oneself if retail stores … More City Dweller Learning and Sharing Country Skills