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Winter Articles and Activities

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...
Bright winterberries just cannot be beat for festive winter color. (image by Jessie Keith)It’s amazing how the holiday season hits us earlier every year. It is a shock to see the overnight transition from the Halloween décor at the local...
December is a busy month of decorating, parties, shopping, shopping, and oh yeah, shopping. Like my spouse, my children love to shop – they are happy to spend hours browsing through the stores, especially toy and book stores.  This...

Spring Articles and Activities

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...
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own seed bombs. Taking a walk together as a family is a great way to teach your kids about varieties of flowers, shrubs, and trees. It's an unstressful time to engage and allow them to...

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

Observe the lifecycle of the butterfly with your own Painted Lady Caterpillars. Welcome Caterpillars and Butterflies to your Schoolyard
               
It’s not too late in the season to install or expand your school garden. Encourage your new students to become engaged in the garden and lay the foundation for successful spring planting by trying some fun garden projects this fall....
October is pumpkin time! Pumpkins are the quintessential fall vegetable, for everything from jack-o-lantern carving and seasonal decorating to pie baking and soup making.  Growing pumpkins in a home...
Thanksgiving Day dinner is a meal laden with food traditions. There’s turkey, of course, along with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, candied yams, and pumpkin pie. But how many of these traditions were passed down from the feast...

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