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
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
I nearly blew up my kitchen when I first tried to make soap from scratch. Not an auspicious beginning as a soap maker! I was determined then, however, not to be outwitted by SOAP. “Making soap can’t be that hard,” I reasoned. My foray into soap making unfolded as a city person’s “next step” in … More My experience as a soap maker – oh, my!
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