Is an urban garden in autumn worth the trouble? 09-21-2014: fight back edition

  • door

Want to start at the beginning? State of the Garden, 09-07-2014

It has been a sobering week on all levels, friends. Remember when last week, in what might have been a slight overdramatization of facts, I compared myself finding dead seedlings in our garden to Robert De Niro finding a horse’s head in his bed? So I told that story – sans the Godfather part – to some of my friends in an app-group we share. One of them, also exasperated with her square garden, asked me and a third friend how we keep up; how we fight back against the seemingly neverending shit storm of fungi and caterpillars and snails and lice and other dark mysterious evil we can’t control.Lees verder »Is an urban garden in autumn worth the trouble? 09-21-2014: fight back edition

Total cost: 8 euros – How to build smart garden constructions for almost free

A repurposed garden doesn’t have to mean an ugly garden! I made all the structures in our garden for a banging grand total of 8 euros (10 dollars) and I think they look pretty nice. The key is to be consistent with your materials and techniques, so that the structures go together somewhat and it doesn’t end up looking like one huge mess. Always keep the big picture in mind to avoid chaos on the detail level. But then that’s true for most things in life.
And now I sound like a promotional speaker on a leadership 2.0 congress.

Anyway, here are my garden projects for your viewing pleasure!Lees verder »Total cost: 8 euros – How to build smart garden constructions for almost free

How to be cheap while looking expensive: yoga

How would you like to get fit, happy and strong and have a daily workout tool in your home – for only 10 euros (13 dollars) a MONTH?

Disclaimer: If this sounds like the start of an endorsement post, rest assured that it is not. As far as I know, the woman who runs the yoga site I’m talking about isn’t even aware that I exist. I’m just really excited about a great force of good in my life…and I want to share with you!

This is how, for the past six months, I’ve been following 3-4 top notch yoga classes a week for an amazing weekly cost of 2,50 euros.Lees verder »How to be cheap while looking expensive: yoga