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Easy Upcycled Planters

Easy Upcycled Planters

Gardening in small spaces is a great way to bring fresh ingredients into your diet. Try these easy upcycled planters (perfect for herb garden!) to get you started. Planter Materials: Empty Cartons Scissors Soil Seeds or plants Planter Instructions: Have … Continue reading


Eco Print Scarves DIY

Eco Print Scarves

Oh, how I love making eco-patterns on playsilks and scarves. Silk takes color like crazy and the natural materials used in the patterns are easy to see. There are as many ways to eco-print as there are crafters in the … Continue reading



Container Gardening

The Beauty of Container Gardening

The beauty of container gardening is its versatility.  It allows the gardener to experiment, to be eclectic, and even to be a bit non-committal. If you can’t decide on what your gardening style is, try a container! If you live … Continue reading


Take a volunteer vacation and get a chance to soak up the local flavors and culture, while making it a meaningful trip!

Travel for Good — Volunteer Vacations

As their children get older, many conscious families look to Ecotourism for their annual family vacation.  Essentially it is responsible travel, replacing indulgent vacations that are either no longer affordable… or just don’t feel right to green-minded travelers. The Travel … Continue reading


Your child will love customizing an old jar into his or her favorite critter. Take it outside and let the exploring begin!

DIY Upcycled Bug Jar

Life is blooming all around us — from new flowers, baby animals and bugs and insects galore. If you have a little one at home, chances are they have definitely noticed and will let you know at every turn and … Continue reading





Little girl running on meadow with sunset

Free-Range Summers

Chickens aren’t the only ones who deserve to roam in the grass and breathe in the fresh air. Kids are naturals when it comes to free play, but it’s always helpful to have a few ideas up your sleeve to … Continue reading


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