Pittsburgh: A New Home A New Career–Grow Where U R Transplanted

This blog started with posts that focused on my gardening hobby and somehow transitioned into my passion for public radio and sustainability. Now after weeks without posting, I have good news along with a sweet little story that combines my love of flowers and public radio.

I left the Philadelphia area a month and a half ago and moved to Pittsburgh with the thought that I needed to build a career in a city. And I decided Pittsburgh was the place because I not only know Pittsburgh better than I know Philly, but I also really love the people. One of my friends from Pitt often refers to Pittsburgh as “a big hug.” And despite the frigid temperatures this week, that’s exactly what I feel like I’ve gotten in the last few days.  Continue reading

Our Environment Episode 1 part 2: Sustainable Solutions Corporation

WPAZ radio has a new 15 minute Eco-focused show called Our Environment.  In this episode, find out how your home or business can operate more efficiently. Sustainable Solutions Corporation founder Tad Radzinski talked with me at WPAZ studios in Pottstown about how his company helps people get on track environmentally and economically, for the greater good. This is part 2 of the interview. In the tri-county area, tune to channel 1370Am on Fridays at 12:30pm or stream broadcasts online at http://www.wpazradio.com. Click the player below to hear the second part of my interview with Tad.

Gardening on a Dime and Avoiding Waste

I recently ran low on supplies for this year’s gardening and money is tight this week, so I decided to improvise with some of my seed starting.  For those of you who are also gardening on a budget or just don’t like to waste materials that are still usable, here’s a technique I put together for using would-be trash for seed starting.  All you need is some used tea lights, an empty rotisserie chicken container, sewing pins, and some coconut coir pellets (about $3 at Loews, the only ingredient I purchased specifically for this project). Continue reading