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Sustainable Living Article Archive

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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Owner’s Corner: We all need to be kinder online

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston We live in an era of the coward bully. Those who troll and hurl criticism and contempt (online), without accountability. It is tearing the fabric of our society and undermines our collective experience. I love this...

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Ultimate DIY Fermentation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Fermentation for the DIY enthusiast. Our questions include dill pickles, hot peppers, kimchi, perserved lemons, salsa, sauerkraut, scrap vinegar, tomatoes and watermelon pickle rinds. Q: What is the difference between Pickling and...

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Owner’s Corner: DIY Guides for Mother’s Day

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston With Mother's Day approaching, we want to encourage everyone to consider making something for your Mom or giving her a DIY Kit to make something with her. Be sure to explore our DIY Guides for inspiration. What I'm...

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Owner’s Corner: Tesla could change the world

Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston This video from Tesla shows one of their cars self driving for 2 hours. This is a profound technological breakthrough, but also for the environment and safety. Given that they are getting their car costs way down...

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