Striving for Sustainable Simplicity

Culinary Nutrition Classes

Periodic themed classes where you get to jump right in, learn some recipes, try new ways of cooking and hopefully gain some insight into how to make your food work FOR you and your family.

Kitchen & Home Edit

There is so much information (and misinformation) out there, but let’s start with what feels manageable and far from overwhelming. We can create a plan together and help keep you motivated along the way.

Garden Consult

Your garden should be as unique and wonderful as you and ideally, will provide just enough of everything you are missing now. Let’s get you started with resources and ideas to create the right space for you and your loved ones.

Our Garden

The (ongoing) story of how it all began…

Lifelong learning is our passion. Creating healthy relationships with our bodies and the world around us is our why.

About Us

Hi, I’m Liz, married to Joe and mom to 4 kids, 2 dogs, and 6 hens. We live in an old home with under 3/4 of an acre of land. We have been on a journey of discovery, learning about this world we live in and how we can make our impact a reciprocal one, rather than one of extraction. Join us as we make MANY mistakes and learn lots of new things along the way…

“I just think that gardening is about the future, a slow thing, that is deep and spiritual as well as spiritually rewarding.”

Monty. Don

Our Favorite Things

We try to keep it simple, but there are some things that just make life much easier! We do our best not to impulse buy, but let things marinate a while before we spring for them. Plans change, ideas evolve, and we hate the buy things we don’t use or need (or will break or wear out too quickly). 

Our Philosophy


Look for Simplicity

When possible, do or make for ourselves.


Be Present

Life is so much richer when you can LIVE in the moment.


Be Part of the Cycle

Find ways to give back to the system.


Be a student

There’s always more to learn, that is one of the great joys of living.

“We need acts of restoration, not only for polluted waters and degraded lands, but also for our relationship to the world. We need to restore honor to the way we live, so that when we walk through the world we don’t have to avert our eyes with shame, so that we can hold our heads up high and receive the respectful acknowledgment of the rest of the earth’s beings.”

– Robin Wall Kimmerer

“I want to remind you that the forest is far more than a source of timber. It is our collective medicine cabinet. It is our lungs. It is the regulatory system for our climate and our oceans. It is the mantle of our planet. It is the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren. It is our sacred home. It is our salvation.”

– Diana Beresford-Kroeger

“We are drawn to certain locations where the land resonates with us and pulls us towards it. People can spend their entire lives looking for the places where they belong, places where they feel at home, where they fit and can comfortably set down roots.”

– Mary Reynolds

Recent Articles

Spring Seed-starting with Heirloom Seeds

Spring Seed-starting with Heirloom Seeds

Spring Planting with Heirloom Seeds Choosing new seeds and watching them grow is one of the joys of gardening. Choosing Heirloom seeds is not only delicious and rewarding but a piece of garden revolution.Spring is just around the corner and you may be wondering when...

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Pros and Cons of Annual vs. Perennial Garden

Pros and Cons of Annual vs. Perennial Garden

It seems the traditional garden landscape has long been a wide green lawn, bordered with a few shrubs and some tasteful annual flowers that bloom most of the season before dying back in the fall. The spring and fall cleanups are the bulk of the work and bookmarking a...

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One Step at a Time…

One Step at a Time…

One step at a time. How splitting tasks into tiny pieces keeps things moving.Time is a commodity we do not have much of! With four kids, work, school, activities, feeding everyone, animals, basic daily home upkeep...our days get pretty full.  With a toddler around,...

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Chore Time…how we’re staying on track. For now.

Chore Time…how we’re staying on track. For now.

Chore Time... How we're staying on track. For now.I hate to nag. I hate to remind. I hate to ask kids if they've done the thing I asked them to do six hours ago that I know they didn't do, but I'm trying to be polite and ask them again without getting mad.  Kids avoid...

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Why homestead? Isn’t it a LOT of work?

Why homestead? Isn’t it a LOT of work?

Why homestead? Isn't it a LOT of work? When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have been doing with my own...

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