Saturday, March 22, 2014


Green Light- Christelyn

An eco-sista who likes the idea of growing her own food and says it's empowering

How long have you been eco-friendly? Well, I think it started around when global warming became at the forefront of American consciousness. And then I got more aware of how synthetic chemical affect our food supply, and as a mom of four, I became very concerned about my and my family's health. 

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? I like the idea of growing my own food. It's very empowering and surprisingly relaxing. I love puttering around my garden all day. When I get old, I want to be one of those grannies in a bonnet surrounded by a massive garden lol.

What do you like about it? I like the fact that I have a 100% organic garden, and I know exactly what's going into the soil that grows my family's food. I always purchase non-GMO seeds.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? The biggest challenge I have with growing my own food is limited space and the waiting and waiting and waiting for the vegetables to be ripe and ready. While I'm waiting for my plants to harvest, I visit my local farmer's market, because local is fresher and better for the environment. As for dealing with the space issue, I've recently done more research on urban gardening and vertical gardening. There's some really creative ways to make use of every inch of space you have. Now if only I could persuade Hubby to tear out the lawn…

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Just do it! I like to share my gardening experiences on my blog, Beyond Black & White. 

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? Would it be wrong if I said, "never"? LOL but seriously, if all of us do just a little bit, it will add up to something really substantial. Everyone should just do what they can.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? HA!! I've been fully natural for about 10 years now… meaning I don't really flat iron my hair much. I left the perm alone at around 18, and now I'm 40. The key to having a head of healthy hair is to feed it from the inside…good food, and good supplements. I also don't skimp on hair products. Right now I'm loving Carol's Daughter Monoi line, Jane Carter, and Alterna Caviar.

Is there anything you like to add? That's all I can think of for now!


  1. Great info! I'm a totally Eco-garden grower as well and I can't imagine what took me so long! :)

    1. Cool!! One day I'll be able to have a garden myself. Thanks for stopping by.