Harvesting Compost at the Huuuuuuuub!

Posted October 26, 2014 by corriegirl

Hi Friends,
One of my favorite things about living at the HUB is that I have learned about compost! I have even become the Compost Czar! And invented a song that is to be sung during the ritual (see post title). I thought I’d share some tips about how we do it here.
I love compost, because it enriches our soil and helps the garden. It’s also tremendously satisfying to make rich dirt out of kitchen scraps. And I’ve even enjoyed the dirty, stinky process of it, and the joy of finding squirmy worms through the work.
We keep our bin close to the edge of the property, so it’s away from the hang-out area, but not so close to neighbors/the sidewalk that people can smell/complain about it
First, you build up the compost in the bin, by adding the good stuff! Any organic matter will do – but leave out any meat/animal products, or the rats will find it too tempting, and it will be smelly. You can store your compost in a bin in the freezer or on your counter. Add “browns” and sift with a pitchfork about once every few weeks or monthly, so that the greens/wet stuff mixes with the drier material. We use shredded newspaper for our browns, and also end up adding in a lot of coffee grounds and also occasional ash from fire parties.
We harvest about four times a year — early spring, mid-summer, late summer, and late fall. We are a building with six units/ten humans, so we use two compost bins. While one is “brewing,” we just let it hang, and add to the other one for awhile.
We* made filtering boxes out of wood and something resembling chicken wire. You shovel the compost bits from the bin into the (Read more…)

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Harvesting Compost at the Huuuuuuuub!

Posted October 26, 2014 by corriegirl

Hi Friends,
One of my favorite things about living at the HUB is that I have learned about compost! I have even become the Compost Czar! And invented a song that is to be sung during the ritual (see post title). I thought I’d share some tips about how we do it here.
I love compost, because it enriches our soil and helps the garden. It’s also tremendously satisfying to make rich dirt out of kitchen scraps. And I’ve even enjoyed the dirty, stinky process of it, and the joy of finding squirmy worms through the work.
We keep our bin close to the edge of the property, so it’s away from the hang-out area, but not so close to neighbors/the sidewalk that people can smell/complain about it
First, you build up the compost in the bin, by adding the good stuff! Any organic matter will do – but leave out any meat/animal products, or the rats will find it too tempting, and it will be smelly. You can store your compost in a bin in the freezer or on your counter. Add “browns” and sift with a pitchfork about once every few weeks or monthly, so that the greens/wet stuff mixes with the drier material. We use shredded newspaper for our browns, and also end up adding in a lot of coffee grounds and also occasional ash from fire parties.
We harvest about four times a year — early spring, mid-summer, late summer, and late fall. We are a building with six units/ten humans, so we use two compost bins. While one is “brewing,” we just let it hang, and add to the other one for awhile.
We* made filtering boxes out of wood and something resembling chicken wire. You shovel the compost bits from the bin into the (Read more…)

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Harvesting Compost at the Huuuuuuuub!

Posted October 26, 2014 by corriegirl

Hi Friends,
One of my favorite things about living at the HUB is that I have learned about compost! I have even become the Compost Czar! And invented a song that is to be sung during the ritual (see post title). I thought I’d share some tips about how we do it here.
I love compost, because it enriches our soil and helps the garden. It’s also tremendously satisfying to make rich dirt out of kitchen scraps. And I’ve even enjoyed the dirty, stinky process of it, and the joy of finding squirmy worms through the work.
We keep our bin close to the edge of the property, so it’s away from the hang-out area, but not so close to neighbors/the sidewalk that people can smell/complain about it
First, you build up the compost in the bin, by adding the good stuff! Any organic matter will do – but leave out any meat/animal products, or the rats will find it too tempting, and it will be smelly. You can store your compost in a bin in the freezer or on your counter. Add “browns” and sift with a pitchfork about once every few weeks or monthly, so that the greens/wet stuff mixes with the drier material. We use shredded newspaper for our browns, and also end up adding in a lot of coffee grounds and also occasional ash from fire parties.
We harvest about four times a year — early spring, mid-summer, late summer, and late fall. We are a building with six units/ten humans, so we use two compost bins. While one is “brewing,” we just let it hang, and add to the other one for awhile.
We* made filtering boxes out of wood and something resembling chicken wire. You shovel the compost bits from the bin into the (Read more…)

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Logan Square Cooperative Annual Open House

Posted August 29, 2014 by marksmithivas

Our cooperative’s annual open house is Sunday September 7th. We invite anyone interested in learning more about cooperative living, and/or starting your own housing co-op.

More info and to RSVP, please visit:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/logan-square-cooperative-annual-open-house


Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village
The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility, and openness.
NEW! Check out our listing on ForSaleByOwner.com: tinyurl.com/HUBCoop123

Huge windows throughout
Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

Laundry and wi-fi included
Recently renovated

Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
Woodworking shop and bike workshop for member use
Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
Dogs and cats welcome!
Kid friendly!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.
Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!
The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.
Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can (Read more…)

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Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village
The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility, and openness.
NEW! Check out our listing on ForSaleByOwner.com: tinyurl.com/HUBCoop123

Huge windows throughout
Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

Laundry and wi-fi included
Recently renovated

Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
Woodworking shop and bike workshop for member use
Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
Dogs and cats welcome!
Kid friendly!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.
Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!
The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.
Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can (Read more…)

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Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village
The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility, and openness.
NEW! Check out our listing on ForSaleByOwner.com: tinyurl.com/HUBCoop123

Huge windows throughout
Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

Laundry and wi-fi included
Recently renovated

Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
Woodworking shop and bike workshop for member use
Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
Dogs and cats welcome!
Kid friendly!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.
Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!
The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.
Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can (Read more…)

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Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village
The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility, and openness.
NEW! Check out our listing on ForSaleByOwner.com: tinyurl.com/HUBCoop123

Huge windows throughout
Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

Laundry and wi-fi included
Recently renovated

Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
Woodworking shop and bike workshop for member use
Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
Dogs and cats welcome!
Kid friendly!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.
Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!
The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.
Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can (Read more…)

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village
The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility, and openness.
NEW! Check out our listing on ForSaleByOwner.com: tinyurl.com/HUBCoop123

Huge windows throughout
Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

Laundry and wi-fi included
Recently renovated

Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
Woodworking shop and bike workshop for member use
Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
Dogs and cats welcome!
Kid friendly!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.
Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!
The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.
Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can (Read more…)

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village
The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility, and openness.
NEW! Check out our listing on ForSaleByOwner.com: tinyurl.com/HUBCoop123

Huge windows throughout
Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

Laundry and wi-fi included
Recently renovated

Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
Woodworking shop and bike workshop for member use
Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
Dogs and cats welcome!
Kid friendly!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.
Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!
The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.
Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can (Read more…)

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