Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

Saturday, 8 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


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.

Compost Bin

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.

Or manually shift through into the wheelbarrowWe* made filtering boxes out of wood and something resembling chicken wire. You shovel the compost bits from the bin into the filter box over a wheelbarrow. You can either sit next to the set-up and manually sift the goods into the wheelbarrow. The idea is that the stuff that’s ready goes into the wheelbarrow, while the dirt that’s still too gooey and wet stays in the filter.

*To be fair, I had nothing to do with it! They were made before I joined the coop. 

You can make your own filter box

You have to wear overalls. And gloves.

You have to wear overalls.

 

 

 

 

 

This stuff will get tossed back into the pile

This still “green” stuff will get tossed back into the pile

One thing you have to do is filter out the garbage from the compost

One thing you have to do is filter out the garbage from the compost

The stuff that doesn’t make it through the filter that’s too clumpy and wet, I toss in a pile on a tarp or large plastic garbage bag. After distributing the good stuff into the garden, I mix that overly “green” compost back in the bin with more browns.

 

Inevitably, some garbage ends up in the pile. Our most common non-compostables we fish out are produce stickers (remember to pull them off right when you bring them home from the store) and the stray credit cards that made it through the shredder with the newspapers used as browns. Some tea bags don’t compost as well, so you can open them up and just put the innards back in. And there’s the occasional small toy or spoon that finds its way in there…

The best part is distributing the final product into the garden!

The best part is distributing the final product into the garden!

Once you’ve got your good mix into the wheelbarrow, you then get to shovel it into and spread it around the garden! Yum, your garden instantly looks fresh and rich, and the worms get to work enriching the soil to make yummier veggies and prettier flowers.

As I like to say, enjoy your homemade dirt, you hippies!

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


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.

Compost Bin

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.

Or manually shift through into the wheelbarrowWe* made filtering boxes out of wood and something resembling chicken wire. You shovel the compost bits from the bin into the filter box over a wheelbarrow. You can either sit next to the set-up and manually sift the goods into the wheelbarrow. The idea is that the stuff that’s ready goes into the wheelbarrow, while the dirt that’s still too gooey and wet stays in the filter.

*To be fair, I had nothing to do with it! They were made before I joined the coop. 

You can make your own filter box

You have to wear overalls. And gloves.

You have to wear overalls.

 

 

 

 

 

This stuff will get tossed back into the pile

This still “green” stuff will get tossed back into the pile

One thing you have to do is filter out the garbage from the compost

One thing you have to do is filter out the garbage from the compost

The stuff that doesn’t make it through the filter that’s too clumpy and wet, I toss in a pile on a tarp or large plastic garbage bag. After distributing the good stuff into the garden, I mix that overly “green” compost back in the bin with more browns.

 

Inevitably, some garbage ends up in the pile. Our most common non-compostables we fish out are produce stickers (remember to pull them off right when you bring them home from the store) and the stray credit cards that made it through the shredder with the newspapers used as browns. Some tea bags don’t compost as well, so you can open them up and just put the innards back in. And there’s the occasional small toy or spoon that finds its way in there…

The best part is distributing the final product into the garden!

The best part is distributing the final product into the garden!

Once you’ve got your good mix into the wheelbarrow, you then get to shovel it into and spread it around the garden! Yum, your garden instantly looks fresh and rich, and the worms get to work enriching the soil to make yummier veggies and prettier flowers.

As I like to say, enjoy your homemade dirt, you hippies!

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


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.

Compost Bin

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.

Or manually shift through into the wheelbarrowWe* made filtering boxes out of wood and something resembling chicken wire. You shovel the compost bits from the bin into the filter box over a wheelbarrow. You can either sit next to the set-up and manually sift the goods into the wheelbarrow. The idea is that the stuff that’s ready goes into the wheelbarrow, while the dirt that’s still too gooey and wet stays in the filter.

*To be fair, I had nothing to do with it! They were made before I joined the coop. 

You can make your own filter box

You have to wear overalls. And gloves.

You have to wear overalls.

 

 

 

 

 

This stuff will get tossed back into the pile

This still “green” stuff will get tossed back into the pile

One thing you have to do is filter out the garbage from the compost

One thing you have to do is filter out the garbage from the compost

The stuff that doesn’t make it through the filter that’s too clumpy and wet, I toss in a pile on a tarp or large plastic garbage bag. After distributing the good stuff into the garden, I mix that overly “green” compost back in the bin with more browns.

 

Inevitably, some garbage ends up in the pile. Our most common non-compostables we fish out are produce stickers (remember to pull them off right when you bring them home from the store) and the stray credit cards that made it through the shredder with the newspapers used as browns. Some tea bags don’t compost as well, so you can open them up and just put the innards back in. And there’s the occasional small toy or spoon that finds its way in there…

The best part is distributing the final product into the garden!

The best part is distributing the final product into the garden!

Once you’ve got your good mix into the wheelbarrow, you then get to shovel it into and spread it around the garden! Yum, your garden instantly looks fresh and rich, and the worms get to work enriching the soil to make yummier veggies and prettier flowers.

As I like to say, enjoy your homemade dirt, you hippies!

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative