We look forward to rescheduling this event at a future time!
We are so happy to welcome local resident Julia Watkins and celebrate the publication of her new book, Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home. This collection of recipes, DIY projects, and inspiration for a beautiful and low-waste life, comes from the creator of @simply.living.well on Instagram. This event is free and open to the public!
Julia Watkins is a mother and maker who creates and writes from her home in Chicago. A lifelong lover of the natural world, Julia has a graduate degree in conservation science and policy. She's worked in environmental and natural resource management for most of her life, including as a naturalist in New England, a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, an energy policy researcher on Capitol Hill, a conservation scientist in the Greater Yellowstone National Park Ecosystem, and an international development specialist in Africa and Latin America. Along with her husband, Scott, Julia co-founded Lookfar Conservation in 2016, a nonprofit that supports conservation and restoration projects in Africa and Latin America. Julia also hosts the popular Instagram account @simply.living.well, where she shares about living simply and sustainably at home and with children. When she's not experimenting with new recipes and remedies, you can find her with her nose in a book--studying holistic living, health, and healing--or gardening, practicing yoga, or crafting with her children.
Simply Living Well is a timely and motivational guide where author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household--kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden--Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. Practical checklists outline easy swaps (instead of disposable sponges, opt for biodegradable sponges or Swedish dishcloths; choose a bamboo toothbrush over a plastic one) and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products.
Projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose citrus cleaner, herbal tinctures and balms, and more, plus recipes for package-free essentials like homemade nut milk, hummus, ketchup, salad dressings, and veggie stock.
Can't make it the event? Give us a call at 847-446-8880, and we'd be happy to arrange a signed copy for you!
Recipes, DIY projects, and inspiration for a beautiful and low-waste life, from the creator of @simply.living.well on Instagram
In this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home.