I’ve been practicing any art

This post is rated R for strong language and brief sass. In Ithaca, instrumental music formally begins in third grade. So this past fall, I was so excited for my son to start in strings. See, when I was in fifth grade, I picked up a violin. When I was in middle school, I switched …

Read more

Recruiting and organizing volunteers with Google Sheets + Forms

In this guide, I’m going to share how to create a basic web form using Google Sheets + Forms. You might use a web form to collect information from your community—such as basic contact and interest information—either from your website, or by emailing the URL to prospective members. All the information entered in to the forms is saved …

Read more

Community organization with Google Apps

The series of posts to follow is a simple guide for using the freely available suite of Google Apps for organizing your community. These guides have been written for individuals and organizations—not necessarily brands and businesses—to better communicate and coordinate group efforts. Who can use this information? Teachers organizing class events Volunteers putting together fund raisers …

Read more

Bokashi

Bokashi composting is a system for eliminating food waste from your trash bins. I’m a big fan of compost—I have all the books and I even fancied taking the Master Composter course at the county extension office (alas the schedule conflicts with roller derby). This is to say, there are many different methods you can …

Read more