Getting through your first trimester can be such a challenge. From morning sickness to fatigue to sleeping issues - your body is going through so many changes as you grow a human. In this blog post and podcast episode, we are sharing tips and tricks on how to get through those first trimester symptoms. We also are going to share our go-to resources that helped us learn and understand the changes our bodies are going through.
I want to take this blog post and podcast episode to share with our listeners who may be trying to conceive or in the same boat as me in their first trimester. What I want you to know is: if you are in your first trimester and just feeling miserable - you are not alone!
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Wouldn't be great if we could give ourselves a bit of a break as we strive for sustainability in our everyday lives? That's why we had Lauren Gropper, the founder and CEO of Repurpose, on the Positively Green Podcast. Repurpose is one of the leading brands in compostable single-use tableware - meaning you can plan your next BBQ with a clean conscience! In this episode we learn about Lauren's journey to founding Repurpose, how their compostable tableware is made and how it works, and some of the most important aspects of founding a sustainable company.
The woes of composting your food waste are many. From the odor to messiness, trying to compost at home can be extremely challenging, especially if you don't have composting service or a backyard to finish your compost. That's why we had Jeremy Lang, the founder of Pela and Lomi, on the Positively Green Podcast. In this episode we learn all about Lomi - the countertop composter that turns your food waste into compost in a matter of hours. No mess and no smell - just finished compost at the push of a button!
It's that time of year again! Back to school shopping is upon parents and kids as we gear up to get back into the school routine. With the long list of school supplies you get every year, consider shopping a bit more eco-friendly this time. There are so many amazing options to shop eco-friendly when sourcing your back-to-school supplies and we share a bunch of ideas and options with you in this episode of the Positively Green Podcast.
In this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, Suzette and I are sharing six spring wellness tips to slow your mind, strengthen your body, and tend to your spirit. Spring is such a wonderful time to recenter yourself. Tune in and get a mental and spiritual reset!
In our latest episode of the Positively Green Podcast, we have on Nate Dewart. Nate Dewart, is a Senior Project Manager at an energy consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area and launched a non-profit called Songs for Good to amplify civic engagement through music. We chat about energy efficient building standards, how we can create policy that helps BIPOC instead of hurts them, and why climate action is possible.
In the early 1920s, almost 1 million Black farmers owned 14% of American farmland, but that story is vastly different today. According to the Baltimore Sun, Black farmers lost an astonishing 90% of their land over the years, and today fewer than 50,000 African American farmers, out of a total 3.4 million farmers, remain in business. Farming as a strong source of livelihood for people of African descent is now a distant memory.
Vermicomposting can be a fun way to transform your kitchen waste into nutrient-rich food for your garden and plants. It’s also really satisfying to know that you can do your part to process food and decrease greenhouse gases in our environment. In this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, Suzette teaches us all about how to get started with vermicomposting!
In this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, Suzette asks me all her most pressing chicken-keeping questions. There's quite a bit of information you need to know before you get started with hens, as well as myths and misconceptions that need to be de-bunked. I happily share all of my chicken knowledge with Suzette and our listeners - from backyard chickens to scaling up to farming.
Episode 40 - Healing Generational Trauma: Connecting with Nature and Community Organizing with Curtis Lee
Youth programs are places where children and young adults find support and camaraderie, often looking to leaders of those programs as mentors and coaches. Sometimes those leaders have been through their own struggles and trauma and use their experiences to guide youth toward better habits and outcomes. One such person is Curtis Lee whose harrowing story about trauma, prison, loss and leadership have made him work with nature as a way of healing trauma, teaching kids about their connection to the larger world, and conservation of our natural spaces.
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to composting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we turn the 80 acres we call home into a farm that serves its community and a homestead that nourishes us throughout the seasons.
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