Garden Update!

Well, I’m officially keeping the garden alive and things are starting to sprout and grow!  I can’t tell you how much pride I have in this garden.  My neighbor is a garden-pro and encourages me/offers advice not to mention helps me fix my irrigation system 😉

Seeds that have sprouted/are above soil:

  • Micro Greens
  • Arugula
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Pole beans
  • Beets

Still waiting on:

  • Carrots
  • Nasturtium (edible flowers!)

Plants progress:

  • Tomatoes
  • Summer Squash
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Sarano peppers
  • Bell peppers
  • French Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill

Now just to start thinking of all the amazing recipes/meals that I can use these in!

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Resilience Group with Igloo

A few months ago I saw a tiny little business card for a sustainability group here in Chicago. I was dying for some homies that were into sustainable and economical initiative and decided to inquire. I luckily ended up stumbling upon Igloo – an epic learning cooperative created by my friend and fellow life wizard Kyle King. Anyways, we meet every Sunday in Pilsen here in Chicago. Each week Charlie facilitates an amazing discussion about a certain topic pertaining to our local and global sustainable agendas. We’ve talked about local v. organic, waste water management, zero impact, we have learned about zero scaping, we have canned salsa together, and just had really impressive and well thought conversations about our world pertaining to sustainable initiative.

This past Sunday we actually went to Charlie’s casa and helped harvest his summer garden and plant his fall/winter selections! I love being able to work in the dirt and be a part of a community that allows for me to dabble in urban homesteading even though I don’t have the space in my current apartment.

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