Stories tagged with Greenie Pig


Oh rot: It’s harvest time on the worm farm

Eight months ago, our fearless green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, brought a bucket of worms into her home. They’ve made some beautiful compost for her, but how to extract it?


The barter economy — coming soon to a backyard near you

Toting a loaf of homemade bread, her boyfriend’s beef jerky, and a couple of bottles of her very own Thunder Sauce, Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets off for the neighborhood bartering session.

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Potty talk: How best to green up your bathroom business

Grist’s eco-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, ventures where few have dared to go -- the realm of the porcelain goddess -- and returns with a few tricks you might want to try. But be warned, this is not for the faint of heart.

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Good housekeeping: Spring cleaning the DIY way

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets aside her store-bought cleansers and cleans the house with all manner of oddities, including a raw lemon and tea tree oil. Surprise! This stuff actually works.


Hard to stomach: How a fresh clam feast got the best of me

After harvesting a bucketful of fresh clams from a local beach, our green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, learned something about the old saying, "Too much of a good thing …"


Clammed up: Digging for local, sustainable protein on a muddy beach

Our fearless green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, went in search of the elusive Pacific razor clam. Lucky for her, she met a gun-toting clam angel, who gave her a taste of the community that comes from a shared search for sustenance.

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Me against the world: The trouble with travel and the climate

Last fall, our green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, set out to offset the globe-warming gases she produced on a trip to Texas. Four months into it, she’s not even halfway to her goal. The lesson? Well, read on …


Spoil sport: How I learned to stop worrying and love the dumpster

Armed with suggestions from readers, Grist’s green-living pioneer went back to the trash bins in search of sustenance. This time, she emerged with a spread fit for a king.


Adventures of a first-time dumpster diver

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, tries dumpster diving and discovers that urban food scavenging is a lot tougher than it looks.

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