Green Living

A bee is perched on a light purple flower with a green stem.

(Hillsboro Parks & Recreation/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
In this podcast, I speak with two environmental researchers about their collaborative efforts to become members of the Bee Campus USA program.
A woman stands in a garden wearing a winter coat and holding an orange pumpkin.

Co-founder of Cedillo’s Produce Dulce Morales standing before the farm’s hoop house. (Astry Rodriguez)

Northwestern University
Many South and West Side neighborhoods of Chicago tragically face food insecurity. Locally growing produce has been a strategy employed in backyards, urban farms and community gardens to combat this issue and address food quality concerns.
The author stands a on surfboard while riding a wave.

Riding a wave at Pavones, Costa Rica. (Photos courtesy of Alyssa Milstead unless otherwise noted)

University of Georgia
Surf’s up! Learning to fall flat, get up, and keep going while abroad in Costa Rica.
A row of colorful houses along a picturesque canal in Denmark. Sailboats are docked along the canal edge.

(Jorge Franganillo/flickr)

University of Georgia
In cold Copenhagen: The sun came out and so did we!
Rain falls onto a pond in a Georgia backyard. The pond is encircled with garden plants and filled with lily pads.

Rain pitter patters in my grandmother's pond. (Emily Harris)

University of Georgia
Napping in Grandmother's garden. Connecting to nature. Join me.
Looking down at Beachwood Canyon from a wooded hill.

Above Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles. (Nevaeh Brown)

University of Georgia
What lies behind the Hollywood sign? A different kind of glamorous. Join me to discover.
A group of young people climb a tree in the forest.

A summer day in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. (Rebecca Emerson)

University of Georgia
Stuck on a mountain. During the pandemic. Don't worry, it all turned out ok. It's a good story too. Read on.

Shady Creek River during sunset with haze over the water in July 2021. (Shannon Lorusso)

University of Georgia
Messing around in nature at the Shady Creek River, Georgia. Slumbering in an Eno hammock, saving a life, and more…
A small blonde dong sniffs a flower in the garden.

(Kassidy Usry)

University of Georgia
In Grandma’s garden. Hot tea, flowers, and squirrels. Cardinals and cats too. Come visit with me.
The author as a young girl, standing in an orchard at her grandparents' farm.

A picture of me from when I was younger, standing in an orchard on my grandparents' farm. (Lei Zhi Kun)

University of Georgia
Floating back in time–to a village in China. Grandma’s village.