Sustainable Living Article Archive

Owner’s Corner: New DIY Tea Herb Kit

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston Great quote: “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”  ― James Baldwin, Notes of a...

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Owner’s Corner: Using Meditation Practice Intervals

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston As a means to developing a meditation practice I have found it's helpful to have intervals. There are many meditation timers which you can use that have interval reminders (every 3 minutes chime), which are great....

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Owner’s Corner: We need more Agnotology

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston I had never heard the word 'Agnotology' before yesterday. After looking up the definition (the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific...

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Owner’s Corner: Freak Brothers are back in Denver

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston Denver has legalized hallucinogenic mushrooms. It will be interesting to see how this experiment proceeds. The amount of evidence for applying hallucinogenics for treatment of a range of psychiatric issues is...

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Owner’s Corner: DIY Mixology

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston We have this fun article on DIY Mixology and Making Your Own Infused Spirits at Home. Check it out if you are looking for inspired cocktail recipes, infusion recipes and how to make bitters. What I'm...

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Favorite DIY Kombucha Recipes and Flavorings

Here are some inspired ideas for how to flavor your kombucha When using fresh fruit it is best to juice it, before adding. The fresher the juice is the better your results will be. Add one cup of juice to 1 gallon of kombucha. Then add in spices or natural...

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Owner’s Corner: DIY Growing Your Own Tea Herbs

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston It's a good time of year to start growing tea herbs. This article will help you to get started with recommendations on herbs which are wonderful for tea. DIY Guide to Growing Tea Herbs What I'm...

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Owner’s Corner: Create your own meditation retreat

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston I recently have been doing my own version of a meditation retreat. It didn't require flying to an exotic location, spending a lot of money or working with a guru. I just found a place I can go to, in my case a home...

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Owner’s Corner: Standing is the new sitting

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston Recently a physical therapist told me that 'sitting is the new smoking'. Meaning that it's an unhealthy habit we all need to do a lot less of. I try and spend more and more time standing, as it seems to give relief...

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Owner’s Corner: Turn-off the outside world

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston I recently started using noise-cancelling headphones at work, because sometimes the background noise, music, etc.. can be distracting. I'm pleasantly surprised to discover what a great job these Boltune headphones...

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DIY Bath Bomb Making FAQ – How to make bath fizzies

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Make Bath Bombs at Home Many of us love the idea of soaking in a hot bath with a scented and revitalizing bath bomb melting into the water. Now you can make your own at home using our DIY Kit. If you don't want to use our kit...

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