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  1. Family Life
    Seed saving has been a practice that generations who lived before us depended on. Such a simple form of preservation and regeneration has, in some extremes, has had negative legal consequences, but more than anything, become a lost practice for gardeners with the availability and convenience of...
  2. Green Goods
    Your tomato and zucchini plants may be withering, but autumn's cooler weather provides the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your garden. Maybe your butternut squash and pumpkin plants are already starting to produce nice hefty fruits for the fall…or maybe not. Even if you're a...
  3. Green Goods
    Ah, vegetables. History offers many culture's love affairs with certain vegetables. Explorers found new seeds and presented them to amazed patrons who raved about the new discoveries. While children the world over refuse their greens, more veggies wait in the sidelines to be discovered and...
  4. Green Goods
    For those with limited space, growing plants in containers lets you grow what you want in the area you have. Most plants grow in containers, but give these a try! When you have limited space for a garden bed, you might assume that you can't grow plants at all. Containers let those who have no...
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    Bird feeders aren't the only way to bring songbirds to your backyard, and gardens aren't just attractive to butterflies and bees. Beautify your green space with these plants to create a year-round songbird haven. I love seeing songbirds gather at our homemade bird feeders in the winter. Come...
  6. Family Life
    While commercials and families themselves perpetuate the narrative about kids disliking vegetables, this hasn't been our family's experience. I've found that offering veggies, as well as getting kids involved in selecting and/or growing them can make all the difference. When we lived in a...
  7. Green Goods
    No one wants to plant all new veggies and herbs each year. Perennial plants allow you to harvest yearly without all of the work. Gardeners plant perennial flowers and shrubs, but they tend to forget to plant perennial herbs and vegetables. You plant these one time and harvest each year. They...
  8. Green Goods
    The right garden soil provides the basis for your plants. Soil holds the nutrients your plants need to grow. Here are ways to improve your soil this year. Garden soil contains all of the nutrients and vitamins your plants need to grow throughout the growing season. The soil is comparable to our...
  9. Family Life
    Gardening is a wonderful way to enjoy time as a family, and to learn how to take care of Mother Earth at the same time! Here are some great ways to be eco-friendly in your garden! My family loves gardening. I love bright and colorful flowers that pop against the gorgeous green of our yard and...
  10. Family Life
    Trying to get adults fired up about protecting the environment is a challenge. But getting your kids excited about the Mother Earth may be easier than you think. Related: Your Kids Will Love These 5 Nature Activities We've compiled a list of our top 5 eco-friendly activities that you can do...
  11. Green Goods
    Not only are they healthy and delicious, sprouts are also super easy to grow in any space - big or small, dark or light. Whether your kid loves eating sprouts or is just looking for a fun DIY project, sprouting seeds is an awesome (and cheap) way to learn about our food! As parents, it is our...
  12. Family Life
    Gardening is an activity that almost all children love. There's nothing more fun and rewarding for kids than digging in the dirt and watching their plants grow! Here are some tips to make the perfect garden for your child. 1. Create a Space for the Garden You want a separate spot for your...
  13. Green Goods
    The fun thing about planting seeds is that you can reuse all sorts of household objects by turning them into "pots" - from food containers and egg cartons to plastic cups and even eggshells! Most kids love getting dirty and digging their little hands into the earth, so this project is right up...
  14. Family Life
    Spring is here, and it's the perfect time for some natural crafts to enhance your backyard. Check out these five great family projects: 1. Bug Hotel Bugs play a vital role in pollinating flowers as well as fruits and vegetables. Why not invite them to your yard to help not only support the...
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    Whether you have a baby or a toddler, a lot of what you try to feed them probably ends up on the floor or on themselves, so choosing the right kinds of vegetables that your child will eat (and not gleefully toss) becomes important. Related: Gardening: 10 Non-GMO Heirloom Varieties to Grow this...
  16. Green Goods
    Gardening season is starting for the majority of us living in North America. If you want to start your plants from seeds, here are six to try this month. Garden season is my favorite season of the year. I love gathering supplies for my seed starting! Each seed has a different time frame when...
  17. Family Life
    Gearing up for spring? With so many options available, it can be hard to plan for the coming months. If you're ready to try something new, check out these heritage, non-GMO options of delicious garden staples. 1. Black Nebula Carrots This beautiful carrot boasts a swirling white center...
  18. Green Goods
    Garden season may feel months away, but the winter is when you make your plans. The time to start preparing to garden is upon us! Snow may be falling on a large portion of the country, but gardening is on the brain for many. December typically brings my favorite seed catalog, and I start...
  19. Green Goods
    Composting is a great way to add nutrients to your garden soil and to reduce your trash output. Just because it is winter doesn't mean you have to stop! Composting is a key component of homesteading and organic gardening. While it does greatly reduce your trash output each year, it has better...
  20. Green Goods
    Starting a homestead is a dream for thousands, but it can seem impossible when living in the suburbs. Don't wait! Start your suburban homestead with these four tips. I remember when the homesteading bug bit my husband and I. We wanted to decrease the chemicals in our lives and find some...
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