How to make natural compost activator yourself?

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  We are in the middle of winter…a hard one in NYC….lots of snow… So we need to think about spring , flowers and…plants….Gardening…. I’m very curious about organic gardening that’s why I decided to introduce to you too amazing plants called nettle and comfrey used to activate compost. Quick reminder: compost is a mix [...]

Member Spotlight – Mary Kearns of Herban Lifestyle

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We have a lot of movers and shakers in our team.  Team members who have worked hard to grow their shops and expand their reach.  Today, I’d like to introduce you to another team member that I consider to also be a friend, Mary Kearns of Herban Lifestyle.  Mary’s developed a line of DIY kits [...]

Member Spotlight – Annabel Neilson of Tinkan Designs

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Have you ever met a blacksmith?  I know it sounds like something from the middle ages, however, there are many talented blacksmiths in our own era who create beautiful art and useful products.  Today, I’d like to introduce you to an EcoEtsy member who is not only a talented artist but also a blacksmith.  Annabel [...]

How to make star fruit prints holiday cards

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Did you ever try to make your own holiday cards?  Well this is the time of the year to do it: it is fun and you save a lot of money! You will need: Tempera paint any color(i did green and blue) Glitter glue(golden and green) Paper good for cards Star fruits or any other [...]

Reduce That Holiday Trash!

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s day, Americans alone throw away a million extra tons [900,000 metric tons] of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging, according to Robert Lilienfeld, co-author of the book Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are. How can we make sure this trash doesn’t build up? Here’s [...]