adventures in modern, urban domesticity

Monthly Archives: January, 2012

The Unexpected Loom

About a week ago, I left my building to go to work, walked about 15 feet and was stopped dead in my tracks by this loom that was sitting on … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 12 Comments

Two options for the urban gardener

Do you live in the city and have a rooftop, sunny alleyway or even a fire escape?  If you’re looking for inspiration, see what Farmtina has done with container gardens … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Moving Up the Urban Food Chain

With all this talk of composting, why don’t we move up the food-chain a bit and talk about all the things that happen to food before it ends up in … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · 9 Comments

Design + Composting in India: The Daily Dump

These beautiful terracotta planters are…. you guessed it! Composters!  I came across an article in City Farmer News this week about an inspiring kitchen waste management project in Bangalore, India, … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 4 Comments

Harvesting your Worm Bin – Indoor Composting part 2

Once you get your worm bin up and running, you will fall into the happy rhythm of saving/freezing your scraps when you cook and adding them to your bin once … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 5 Comments

Windowfarm update: tiny sprouts!

They’re growing!  After my last failure with seed starting, I was beginning to think I would never succeed as an urban, indoor, landless farmer. Yet, here they are.  Clockwise from … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

A terrarium interlude

My friend, Johanna, has the terrarium fever – and she’s got it bad!  Any glass vessels in her vicinity will suddenly be filled with strange flora and figurine fauna.  She … Continue reading

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January 19, 2012 · 3 Comments


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