I am an unschooling mom of four children (all cloth diapered & early potty trained.) We have always been both frugal & environmental. We do worm composting & recycling. We shop at farmer’s market and at our local grocery co-op. We eat–mostly–whole foods. We lived in a cooperative house for four years. But I recently read No Impact Man and felt I could do more. I want to show the world that just because there are more of us (family of 5) doesn’t mean we have to use more resources. I want to show that I can instill these values in my kids to help make the world a better place.
Here two things came together. Our love of art & my concern about garbage. I am currently saving our “clean” garbage that is not recyclable or compostable, I plan to make some paper mache (using local flour) and beginning a garbage sculpture. This is still in the early stages, but you can check out my progress (remember I have four kids, things progress slowly here) at my blog called Quixotic Mama (www.yogapantsmama.com)