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DIY Study Group: Botany 101

Hello all,

A few years back, I organized a DIY permaculture study group, for serious students who couldn't afford an official course. It was great fun, we all learned a lot, and I enjoyed the way that leading the group challenged me in my own studies. Now I am interested in doing the same thing for botany!

I am an avid learner, and a total plant geek. I didn't go to college, so all of my education has been at home-- with good books, web resources, and self-made homework,… Continue

Added by Calamity Jane on June 7, 2015 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Is Your Sustainable Life Sustainable?

I have been thinking a lot about sustainable living, and the so-called simple life lately. Dixiebelle wrote a self-flagellating post recently about her wicked fall into a fast food lunch, and in general about falling short of one's ideals.

Oh sweetheart.

I'm not particularly old (33) but I came to this "green consciousness" early, I think.…


Added by Calamity Jane on February 22, 2011 at 11:27pm — 6 Comments

Someone Has to Wear the Apron

[This is my first blog post here at Homegrown. Actually I didn't realize it was this easy. Is it this easy? Is this how I'm 'sposed to do this thing-a-majigger? Anyway, here's a go. This is a recent from my blog, Apron Strings: Diary of a Revolutionary (Housewife). And just so's you all know, I…


Added by Calamity Jane on January 12, 2011 at 8:28pm — 3 Comments

New Blog for Homemakin' Mamas (papas allowed too)

Is it okay to plug my own blog on here?
It's called
Apron Strings: Revolution Starts at Home!
Check it out!
See you in cyberspace,

Added by Calamity Jane on November 19, 2009 at 10:02am — 1 Comment



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