Marianne and Jenise are joined by homesteading blogger Brad Rowland of Highly Uncivilized to discuss the ideal sustainable home and how to make your existing home more like it. Lots of great tips and resources are shared. For links to some of the resources we shared, click here.  To view the recorded video of this Blab session, click here. 

Drier climates have people the world over seeking ways to make the most of the water they have. Brook Sarson of H2O-ME provides an important resource in Southern California. In this interview she talks about rainwater catchment and grey water recycling.

Nutrition, toxins, environment – these are some of the issues you might consider when envisioning the ideal meal. But what about attention, appreciation and how we think about food?  And how does one create the ideal meal consistently?  Jenise Fryatt, Marianne West and Brad Rowland opened up a discussion about this interesting topic with participants on the live streaming platform Blab and got some thought provoking insights.

How do we create the world we want if we can’t envision it?  The inability to imagine something drastically different is a huge stumbling block for many of us.  This week Marianne and Jenise are joined by homesteading blogger Brad Rowland of Highly Uncivilized to discuss the practice of envisioning and its importance in improving our current situation. Brad summarized the key points brilliantly, here.

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you didn’t have to “make a living?” For a growing number of folks, this dream is becoming a reality.  Vicki Highfield shared her progress toward this goal recently on the social media platform Tsu. Jenise took the opportunity to ask her to share more of her story in this interview.

From transportation to housing to the foods we eat, everything affects our environment.  And if you live the usual “modern” life, chances are just about everything you do has a detrimental effect on Mother Earth.

But each small step we take to change our habits can be like a water droplet that creates ripples that grow into other areas of our lives as well as into the lives of those around us.

In this episode, Marianne and I share a few small changes each of us can make to get started on the path to a more sustainable life.