I have a few things I’d like to start doing once I move out, but I need some suggestions/advice:

  1. Composting. We have a compost bin in the backyard in my new apartment, and my landlord has said that it would be fine for me to send the other tenants (3 other suites) a one-pager about composting… but I admit, I’m a compost virgin. What do I need to know?
  2. I want to eat organic/local/pesticide-free produce. Any or all of those options. Is it more expensive? Is it more difficult to eat organic? I’ve heard of local 100-mile diets, and would love to be able to cut back on the transport costs (and polution) that my food contributes towards the world. Any suggestions?
  3. I plan to start a windowsill herb garden. I have had a herb planter box before (outdoors), but as you can see from the photos, my cat loves to eat bamboo and grass. I like having basic, chives, and oregano. Will my cat just learn not to eat it once he discovers it tastes bad? Also, if the planter box is indoors, does that alter what herbs will grow well?

Any other suggestions or advice you have for easy Earth-friendly living would be great. I hope to find something that works with my time (low comittment) and wallet (little-to-no additional cost).