Mid-morning while out looking for butterflies, my spouse Kevin spotted an American Bald Eagle perched in a craggy tree in Jackson Park's Wooded Island, which is directly south of the Museum of Science and Industry.
I like to eat veggies I have grown myself year-round. That's why I'm planting more spinach, lettuces and radishes now in August to lengthen the good healthy eats I already have going -- those new potatoes I have been growing since mid-spring, and hearty curly kales, swiss chards, kohlrabis, brussel sprouts and broccoli.
Especially for urban gardeners like me who live in small spaces, worm composting (also called vermicomposting) is a productive, fun and doable way to divert biodegradable kitchen scraps away from a landfill and back into the soil in my garden, or on to my indoor plants as a top dressing.
Well, it's over now, what I have been building toward since the end of March. That's when my spouse Kevin and I began our run of heirloom veggie seeds, first in the dark germinating in peat pellets, then growing as seedlings under adjustable fluorescent lights in our basement.
I do throw away old "junk," but not much. I'm a saver, and of course that can take its toll, especially when your house isn't big enough to hold it all [...] What won't alter is how much I believe in leading a green, more sustainable lifestyle. That just makes sense.