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Learn in/from nature, grow plants, watch quietly

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I love the idea of the wonder board and how the questions are more important than the answers.
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I also shared this with friends. :)

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We grow and eat our own fruit and used cloth diapers. Only use vinegar, baking soda and citrus for cleaning. Thanks, Lisamichelle

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shared on Facebook...!!!! 

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I shared on facebook as well! Thanks

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What a lovely prize!

We are always working toward using more re-usables (cloth napkins, dishtowels) vs. disposables.  And we have started talking about using water carefully.

We also love "real" mail!  It's so exciting to send and think about the recipient, and then wait (another good practice!) for a reply!

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I love this list! I'm going to hang it on my wall! Cloth napkins is my next endeavor.
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Love the whole site!  How did I not know about this?!  I loved ALL of the tips and have begun implementing many of them!  My goal this year though is to learn how to save my seeds from my garden!
 

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Love this list.  The make music or art together or dance together speaks to me.  I just need to stop automatically turning on the tv at night when I want to veg out and do more of this with my kiddos.


Eating is an agricultural act.  -Wendell Berry

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I shared this giveaway via Facebook and e-mail!

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I love this list of simple and sustainable living! :) Our family already does or is in the process of trying pretty much everything on the list. I'd say the one motivating me the most at this particular moment is the gardening and saving seeds one. We're in the process of watching our seedlings grow (that we started from saved seeds) and getting our urban garden re-established for the year. We rent right now - but dream of a homestead in the next few years - so we can't have a large garden in the earth. However we make the most of our patio areas and have enjoyed a rather large urban garden where we grow all sorts of vegetables, herbs, and fruit. It's amazing what you can do in garden boxes and containers if you put your mind to it! The best part has been teaching our son about plants and seeing the joy it brings him. We constantly try to stay focused on a life of simplicity and creativity with the goal of sustainability in mind. This list and this homeschool curriculum is definitely right up our alley! Thank you for the opportunity to win a set. :)
 

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I shared this giveaway on Facebook. :) Thanks!

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We do so many on this list it would be easier to say what we don't do!! We are a family of six, in less than 1,000 sq ft. We minimize by necessity. We use cloth diapers and cloth napkins. We have a garden for food, even though it's tiny. With four boys, every piece of clothing gets reused.
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I really love the idea of a sanctuary spot!  Shared the list on facebook!

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my favorites:

Create a sanctuary spot that you know will always be clean, neat, and welcoming

Stop everything, make eye contact, and listen

Find the joy in discovery, enjoy the wonder of learning
 

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I use my local freecycle boards to find things I need that others are trying to unload and post items I am done with so I can pass them on! Nothing is wasted or thrown away that way!
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I shared with all my friends!
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We share and trade our home garden crops with our neighbors. Over the years, we've noticed that it seems to encourage everyone in the neighborhood to grow more food and become closer as a community. Last month, our neighbors who live catty corner to us moved away after 30 years. Not only did we lose them as neighbors, but we also lost our oranges supply.

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I love this! We grow a garden, repair furniture and other items, explore outside, et cetera. 

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Like others, using cloth whenever possible. Do away with stuff so that we have time and room for things we love... Buy things second hand... Learn to live without... make our own toys... grow our own food as much as possible... make our own cleaning and body care products... spend time in nature...
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I was just about to embark on the overwhelming task of cleaning the house, so cleaning in ten minute bursts seems like a great idea to me!

 

Also, I LOVE the idea of a sanctuary spot!


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We do a lot of the "simple sustainable home suggestions" like cloth napkins, wipes, cleaning cloths, bags, etc.  We prepare most foods at home, grow a big garden and preserve produce.  We also do some of the "simple sustainable relationship" ideas; trading babysitting with other families, helping with repairs and pet sitting, making maple syrup from neighborhood trees and sharing the syrup with the neighbors. In the "simple sustainable learning" category, we frequently explore outdoors and wander.   Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! 


Married to P and mama to DS (1/09)blahblah.gifand DD  (09/13 babygirl.gif). I'm into friends and family, gardening, exercise, yoga, reading, knitting, photos, traditional foods, breastfeeding, home birth, babywearing, and much more. 
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Shared the giveaway on FB.  I "like" Mothering and Oak Meadow on FB. :)


Married to P and mama to DS (1/09)blahblah.gifand DD  (09/13 babygirl.gif). I'm into friends and family, gardening, exercise, yoga, reading, knitting, photos, traditional foods, breastfeeding, home birth, babywearing, and much more. 
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