Sustainable Living Article Archive

New Retail DIY Kits

Grow and Make is excited to announce our new line of Retail DIY Kits. Currently only available wholesale, but soon we will sell...

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Thank you Veterans

We want to acknowledge and thank all of those who serve and have served in our armed forces. Your sacrifice and service is valued and...

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Curds and Whey…

We received these two questions this week regarding cheesemaking. Thought we'd pass on our suggestions for those making cheese. Q: How can I clean my cheese cloth for reuse? A: It's a good idea to not use soap for cleaning your cheese cloth. We recommend putting it in...

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DIY Infused Spirits

DIY Alcohol Infusions with Recipes Supplies needed Mason jars, or large glass bottles with secure lids Alcohol of choice (typically vodka, bourbon, brandy or rye) Infusion ingredients (included in your kit) Fresh fruit, herbs or additional spice Labels or ribbons for...

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DIY Kit Subscription Update

Our DIY Kit Subscription just got better! Grow and Make now includes 2 DIY Projects in our monthly subscription. Next month we will be sending out a Fall Chai and Mustard making DIY Kit for our subscription. Still the same low price of $29.95. Check it...

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Recognizing Labor

In these times of labor automation and displacement, it's important that we all recognize and embrace the importance of those who work in a trade, with their hands and to make things. We at Grow and Make believe in the value and importance of labor. Interested in...

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Back to School

My kids started school this week and it is always a special time. The excitement of new teachers, seeing old friends, the change of season starting and the symbolic growth and renewal. I'm a huge fan of the New York Times new 'The Daily' podcast. The reporting is...

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Home Made Apple Bitters

Making cocktail bitters is a fun way to make distinctive flavors and a high quality bitter. You will need: 3 Cardamon pods, 3 whole cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 dried apple slices A mason jar with a tight fitting lid (at least 8 oz) 4 oz (about 1/2 cup) of high ABV...

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Get your yogurt on

Musings of Grow and Make Owner Will Johnston It seems there is a cultural shift, which recognizes the importance of a good nights sleep. There was a time when it was popular to say "l'll sleep when I'm dead". Now it's pretty clear that lack of sleep makes us less...

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