About

Carolyn Cooper - The Organic Gypsy

Hi, I’m Carolyn. This is where I try not to bore you as I talk a little about myself. I am a dog-loving, tree-hugging, urban farmer ‘greeny’ that is trying to figure out, how to tread lightly on this earth. I am a mom of two and work as a software developer on most days. I have three rescue dogs and four rescue felines. And I will probably sneak some posts in about them too, somewhere.

Where did it all start?

I started this blog to share my journey into zero waste, minimalism, tiny home living and growing and connecting with like-minded people.

The Organic Gypsy was created about 6 years ago. I became sick and was desperately looking for alternative ways to heal. So, I went from eating meat three times a day to drinking green juices overnight.

I was learning, for the first time, how to eat and what food really is. Learning what natural foods looked like. Incorporating more nutrients into my diet was quite a challenge. I tried so many different recipes and almost half of them were absolutely fails. They were horrid and had to throw the food away. Some recipes stuck and I would really like to share those with you.

I must just be clear in saying that I am by no means a 100% raw foodist. But let’s just say I aim to be very high-raw.

With that all said, I started a blog then, to track my journey. I also experimented with a few things. Like having no fridge. Going zero waste. Living in a minute tiny home. Our home is a little bigger now though.

What is the blog about?

So, I am hoping to dive right into those topics in this blog and just create a place where I can keep track and record our experience with this lifestyle. Things like:

  • how to go zero waste,
  • how to grow things,
  • plant-based recipes,
  • minimalism,
  • tiny home living,
  • permaculture,
  • volunteering.

I do hope you find these interesting too and if you are on the same journey or would like to know more, let’s connect and hang out.

Much love.