Safer Baby Bath Tubs and Seats Guide

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You’ve probably noticed that most of the baby bath tubs and seats are not marked with a recycling code. It’s difficult to know what type of plastic they are made of. And many baby bathtubs are made with PVC, especially the inflatable ones! Yikes! But our friends at The Soft Landing did it again. They […]

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Green Your Cleaning Routine

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Making your own green cleaning products can be really easy these days. There are so many DIY’s for making homemade cleaning products on the internet. But how do you know what works and what doesn’t? And how do you know what’s safe? Green products can be just as dangerous if not used properly and with […]

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10 Common Toxic Chemicals

  Our very own Dr. Karen Lee {yes, I said Doctor, as in someone who is licensed to practice some form of medical services } wrote this awesome three part series [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] about the Top 10 Common Toxic Chemical in Products to Avoid. She writes: In an attempt to ‘clean […]

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DIY Wildfoods: Manzanita Sugar

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If you are a foodie who doesn’t get much in the way of sugary sweet treats then manzanita sugar might be the perfect addition to that little something you crave. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Northern California. The leaves of the plentiful trees shift into amazing hues of yellow, […]

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Mending+

Mending+ is an approach to mending clothing that embraces the act of mending, using it as an opportunity to embellish or even re-design the garment. One can have a minimalist approach to mending, selecting a high-contrast thread to make a small repair, or explore a more layered approach to the repair. Mending can be a […]

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How to teach compost to children ?

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Back to school…garden! This fall with my school garden project, our focus will be compost. We are going to start with one classroom (pre-K) in Fall. WHAT IS COMPOST? Compost is basically how nature create humus on the forest floors: leaves fall from the trees and get mixed together with soil,dead plants and    animals and […]

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My School Garden Story

Before construction of garden
 March 26 2014

      CREATION OF OUR SCHOOL GARDEN This school has been a fantastic year for our school: we created a school garden. Located in Bedford Stuyvesant where healthy food is not easily accessible to the families of the school,we have created a powerful learning tool. Our school is PS/IS 262 EL Hajj Malik Shabazz […]

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Reduce Reuse Recycle & Waste

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  I am a major advocate for reduce and reuse. I recycle what I have reused so many times it no longer serves, and often I find creative solutions to turning waste into a usable resource. Like my most recent post about making paper. However, there are times that it is simply time to surrender […]

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A Narrow Window

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  As I enviously view lovely photos of Spring having bloomed in some parts of the U.S.A., I have only today begun to see the beginnings of what will soon be blooms here in NE Ohio  and we can not wait!  Sadly, as I walk the streets of the neighborhood after the snows have finally […]

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