Your journey towards a zero waste life begins here.

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I still have some workshops happening during the 2019 holiday season. Check out the Events tab for locations and dates.

Give a zero waste gift this year! Workshop gift certificates are available to purchase - just send me an email!


Practice simplicity

Whether you opt for minimalist living or getting back to traditional, perhaps forgotten, activities, there’s something here to help you on your way. That includes diy workshops that focus on making instead of buying. The results are guaranteed to be a source of pride and the satisfaction is unbeatable.

Reduce your impact

Our planet will thank you for reducing your use of disposable plastics. There are alternatives that are kinder to the planet, easier on the wallet and so much prettier! Shop for reusable alternatives or join a workshop to make your own.

Journey to Zero Waste Living

Adopting a zero waste lifestyle is a process, and you can choose what your goal is and how to reach it. Take part in workshops, shop for products, attend events. Every step is a step in the right direction. If you don't know where to begin, I recommend starting with a trash audit - ask me for details. It's fun, easy and enlightening to do!

How to Use and Care for your Beeswax Food Wraps

To use, simply shape your cloth around the food item you wish to cover, and with the warmth of your hands you can soften the wax and seal the wrap. It's perfect for cheese, fruit, snacks, plate covers. To clean your beeswax food wraps and beeswax snack bags, simply pass under warm running water or gently wipe with a warm damp soapy cloth. Hang or lay flat to dry, then reuse, over and over.

Kombucha: taste, make and take

If you've been curious about this magic beverage that health fanatics are talking about, join us at this workshop to begin your kombucha adventure. Learn, sample, compare and then make your own starter kit to take home. We'll talk about the history, share a bit of the science, discuss all the great health benefits, second ferments and shrubs. We'll show you how to flavour your 'booch with locally foraged ingredients and sample some 'booch-inspired goodies. Cambridge people are in luck - November 28th at the Purple Door is the next workshop. Head to "Events" for the link to join the experience, or click on "Book Now" to get info via email.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


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Indoor composting with worms! It's fun for the whole family and it's a fabulous learning activity too, so bring the kiddos to this workshop. You'll learn the ins and outs of using worms to create awesome compost and you'll go home with your very own worm bin! Check back on the "Events" tab to see when dates are set for upcoming workshops. I also offer FREE workshops for school classrooms and private workshops at your workplace or home. Contact me through the "Book Now" button for details.


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Make your own beeswax food wraps

Enjoy this activity on your adventure towards zero waste in the kitchen. These locally-sourced and upcycled creations take the place of plastic wrap and plastic baggies. I'll take you through every step of the making process and you'll emerge with useful new skills and some fabulous HANDMADE BY YOU beeswax food wraps! Dates for upcoming public workshops are under the "Events" tab. It's also a great activity to enjoy with a few friends at your home. Click the "Book Now" button for details via email.


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All Things Bee!

*This workshop will run in the spring, when we have access to fresh dandelions!* Let's all say "thank you, bees" for their bounty! Come out to this action-packed, hands-on workshop and have fun playing with beeswax and honey. We will create some fun and delicious take-homes using locally-sourced products. You will complete three projects during this workshop: fermenting fruit with honey, making body balm with dandelion oil and beeswax, and creating beeswax food wraps.


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  • Mindy S

    Susan did a DYI beeswax wrap class for my friends and I. She’s absolutely wonderful and the class was so much fun! So excited to have these wraps and to make some more!!

  • Jo B

    I attended a DIY Beeswax Wraps Workshop with All Things Preserved. It was so much fun learning how to make the wraps, and I am using them so often in my kitchen already! I will definitely be buying beeswax wraps again. Thank you Susan!

  • Becky A

    Susan has some of the most unique and needed products in today’s world. Think you can’t make a difference? Just by purchasing any of her awesome repurposed products, like her cute Reusable Produce Bags or Beeswax Wraps, you can actually start to make a difference – and support a great hand-made business. I totally recommend.