raganella means tree frog in Italian.

What’s so special about tree frogs?

They’re sensitive beings with permeable skins that are indicators of environmental health. Like a tree frog, I have a knack for feeling out whether an environment – like your home – is healthy enough to inhabit. And because I’m a sensitive creature, I make all natural, plant-based body care & cleaning solutions which you can find on Etsy, and at these fine establishments:

Commodities Natural Market (East Village)

Girl Friday (Bloomington, IL)

Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply (Greenpoint, BK)

• The One Well (Greenpoint, BK)

Owl & Thistle General Store (Crown Heights, BK)

• Shambhala Yoga & Dance Center (Prospect Heights/Crown Heights, BK)

• Sustainable NYC (East Village)


I’m passionate about helping people live in a healthier, just, and ecologically sound world.

If you’re interested in my healthy home consulting services, get in touch by email, follow me on Twitter @raganella7, or like my Facebook page.

Certification and Continuing Education

Permaculture Design Certification with Andrew Faust

– Green Medicine: A Training in Herbalism with Peeka Trenkle

– Herbalism Training, Level II at Third Root

The Art of Herbal Medicine with Robin Rose Bennett

– Soap & Lotion Making with The Handmade Soap Coach

– Permaculture, Biodynamics & Resiliency at Genesis Farm

Growing Your Community Food System from the Ground Up (Growing Power)

Soil Management (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Horticultural Certification Program)

Citizen Pruner Tree Care Certification

Master Composter Certification


I’m continually seeking new skills in order to better serve you and the community. Stay tuned for my latest pursuits.

Featured in…


Huffington Post

LA Weekly

Stewart & Claire

Random Musings


Manhattan User’s Guide (as supereco)

Idealist in NYC

Threadbanger (as supereco)

Handmade Soap Coach

Contributed to…

Grilled Cheese & Pickle Party at Jimmy’s No. 43

Festival of Ideas for the New City, New Museum, with Masters of Succession (MoS) Collective

Farm City Fair, Compost Education as Brooklyn Wigglers

– Figment Festival, Compost Education with Masters of Succession & Earth Matter

The Work Office (TWO) Project, Compost Awareness Posters

Eyebeam’s ElectroSmog Festival: Urban Wilderness Action Center

Greenopolis (blog)

Aribra (blog)

Brooklyn Food Coalition (blog)

Memberships & Affiliations

Masters of Succession (MoS) Collective

– Prospect Heights Community Farm

– NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn Volunteer

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Volunteer

GreenEdge NYC

Sierra Club

New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3)