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Winter Articles and Activities

It does not take too many ingredients to make beautiful outdoor decorations to feed the birds.Filling trees and shrubs with festive treats for the birds enlivens the winter landscape and supports our feathered friends. Berried garlands...
Japanese maples leaves are strategically placed to create beautiful art by Goldsworthy.Want to put a new spin on your family’s backyard winter fun? Sparking far more creativity than the typical snowman, introduce your family to the...
So it’s the winter season, and my kids and I have been thinking about purchasing some new indoor plants to spruce up the house. Of course instead of having another typical plant shopping trip, I begin thinking about how to make this...
Preparing to make winter yard art. The frequent snowfall where I live provides my family with opportunities to ski, play outside and spend quality time shoveling out the driveway again and again, and...

Spring Articles and Activities

When we have breakfast each day, we can thank honeybees for making our meal possible by pollinating the blueberries on our cereal, oranges for our juice, or almonds in our muffins. Honeybees are powerhouse pollinators, the most important...
When it comes to designing your home garden, half the fun is in the planning. Your yard reflects your family's own style, your garden's conditions, and your region's climate. While there are plenty of resources to advise you on the last...
How can you tell time in the garden without using a watch? Check and see what’s blooming! Flowers have amazing adaptations to attract pollinators. Their scent, colors, and shapes have evolved to draw these vital critters towards them,...
This spring, try using natural dyes to decorate your Easter Eggs.
With young children, there are few lazy days of summer. Most days are filled with intense constructive projects from blanket forts to tree houses With young children, there are few lazy days of summer. Most days are filled with intense...

Summer Articles and Activities

Observe the lifecycle of the butterfly with your own Painted Lady Caterpillars. Welcome Caterpillars and Butterflies to your Schoolyard
When we have breakfast each day, we can thank honeybees for making our meal possible by pollinating the blueberries on our cereal, oranges for our juice, or almonds in our muffins. Honeybees are powerhouse pollinators, the most important...
No time to garden because your summer schedule is full?  For a part time garden experience with the full benefit of fresh vegetables, adopt a school garden! In the summer months, students and faculty leave the school campus for break...
Here are a few garden activity ideas to fill those last few summer vacation days and prepare to head back to school:
Summer is the perfect time to get your kids excited about eating their fruits and veggies. Fresh produce is readily available from home gardens, farmer’s markets and grocery stores, and since supplies are up, the price is often down. Last...

Fall Articles and Activities

Courtesy of cool autumn temperatures, wilted leaves in our family pumpkin patch revealed several bright orange pumpkins-- an exciting site for my children who have been involved in their care since planting the seeds months ago.
Potted amaryllis bulbs make wonderful holiday gifts for family and friends. Planting them and then watching them grow also makes for a fun activity to do with your children. Their beautiful blooms add to holiday décor and last longer than...
Blooming plants make wonderful gifts for special occasions. They add to the festive atmosphere of any event and when the blooms begin to fade, they can be enjoyed for their foliage or composted.
How can you tell time in the garden without using a watch? Check and see what’s blooming! Flowers have amazing adaptations to attract pollinators. Their scent, colors, and shapes have evolved to draw these vital critters towards them,...
Fresh apples are most plentiful in fall, making it a great time to cook up a few classic apple favorites, like homemade applesauce and baked apples. Fresh apple snacks are also a welcome treat. These recipes are delicious, low fat and very...

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