Veggie Garden Roulette

by Learning Leads – Caden Hebb & Lily Barraclough When we last touched base, we had a raised bed layered inside with newspaper, grass clippings, manure, soil and sticks. This constitutes a “hügelkultur”; a self-fertilizing mound of organic matter on which plants grow. Organic matter can include grass, sticks, manure, soil, coffee grounds, spent tea…

Many thanks for the support to a wonderful start in growing edibles from food scraps

by Learning Lead – Elisabeth Huang This year, the United Nations Environment Programme (United Nations Environment Programme, 2021a) published a Food Waste Index Report that points out that more than 17% of our food is wasted. According to UNEP Programme Manager, James Lomax, food waste contributes up to 10% of greenhouse gas emissions around the…

On the Mend, Part 1: Making Clothes Last with Embroidery and Sashiko Stitching

by Learning Lead Katie Yantzi I’ve always been a happy thrifter when it comes to my wardrobe—second-hand shops and clothing swaps are my jam. This initially stemmed from frugal shopping habits and a desire to find unique pieces, but I’m becoming increasingly motivated by the sustainability aspect. The clothing industry is responsible for 10% of…