Posts about sustainability

  • Growing Herbs Indoors Part 2: Recipes-image

    Last week our friends at the U of I taught us how to grow herbs indoors. Now they’re back with some tasty recipes to try using those freshly grown herbs!   First of all, check out this blog post from the University of...

  • Growing Herbs Indoors over Winter-image

    Looking for a way to bring the garden inside this winter? Try your hand at growing herbs indoors! Perfect for adding a little oomph to your meals and some beauty to your space. Our friend, Maggie Furr, of the University...

  • Urban Farm Update!-image

    Winter weather is quickly approaching and work on our Urban Farm project at 611 W. Healey is on hold until the spring, so we thought now would be the perfect time for a progress update!   In October we hosted a small...

  • Let's Compost!-image

    If you live in our buildings near downtown, you may have seen our shiny new compost bin at 611 W. Healey! We are super excited to be able to offer this new amenity to residents. But what is composting and what do you need to...

  • What is Urban Farming?-image

    One of our most exciting projects right now is the creation of an urban farm in the empty lot next to 611 W. Healey St. with help from the University of Illinois’ Metropolitan Food Supply and Environmental Systems(MFST)...

  • What is Composting?-image

      We are building a composting center in the empty lot at 611 W. Healey, so we thought we should share some information about composting. We are newbies to this process, as are many of our residents, so we got some...