Today we are chatting about all things non-toxic and sustainable home renovation and remodeling. We have Lisa Tharp, an eco-minded award-winning designer. She founded Lisa Tharp Design, an international design firm known for its clean-lined artistic blend of the classic with the modern, a hand-crafted custom furniture line, and industry leadership in design practices that support the wellness of people and our planet.
If you live in an area that gets blasted with snow and cold temperatures during the winter months, then your chickens are definitely going to need the extra nutritional boost only supplements can give.
Every winter on our farm in Wisconsin, I give a handful of high quality, natural supplements to my hens. In this post, I am going to share with you why you should consider supplementation during the winter months for your chickens, which supplements I recommend, and the benefits they provide for your flock.
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!
Tune in below and read on for all the info...
The growing season went by in a flash this year! I am sure I can chalk it up to doing two farmers markets, taking on tons of homesteading projects, and adopting four baby goats plus a puppy. What a summer it has been on Green Willow Homestead. I’m so excited to share with you our Summer Update Video and go into a bit more detail on how we did things during the warmer months on the farm - plus a BIG surprise!
In this guest post, my husband is going to share with you how he came up with the DIY Modern Rustic Bed Frame Build Plans based on the West Elm Alexa Bed Set. Our hope is you can build your own gorgeous and sturdy bed frame!
If you've suffered sticker shock at the price of modern rustic bed frames - you are not alone! Not to mention their overall construction and quality can be questionable at best. My husband and I found ourselves in quite the conundrum when we wanted to level up to a king sized mattress. Read on my fellow DIYers...
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.
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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4. The Small Scale Poultry Flock
5. The Zero Waste Solution