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Feed the Birds with a Holiday Wreath

Is there a bird lover in your house? Add a small twist to the holidays and make a festive wreath to feed the birds.  When I was a little girl, my favorite activities overwhelmingly involved...

How to Grow Sprouts with DIY Sprouting Jars

Antsy for spring? Move over winter blues, time for some green love without the wait. Grow your own sprouts with a handful of seeds and jars you already have at home. Growing your own sprouts...

How to Make Paper Pots for Planting Seeds

  It's easy to make paper pots for planting seeds. All you need is a can and some newspaper. Add soil and seeds, and you're halfway to a garden. There are many things I love about...

DIY Wine Box Herb Garden

  Ask any foodie the secret to making everyday meals come to life and 9 times out of 10 it will be fresh herbs. Like a cache of flavor and fragrance, fresh herbs are your...

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

  You've probably heard it before: "If you're going to grow one thing, grow herbs." You'll be rewarded with unparalleled freshness and flavor, changing meals into moments, and you can live guilt free, no more...

Grow What You Love: Free Printable Seed Packets

  Are your pockets full of seeds? Have random envelopes and jars stuffed with the beginnings of next season’s garden? Me too. That’s how I came up with the idea of creating seed packets made with...

Small Space Gardening Tips in Chicagoland

  What happens when you endure an unusually long, cold winter and finally the weather starts to turn the corner toward spring? Right! Pull out the short sleeves, seeds and plant -- of course. I was...

Small Space Gardening | How to Make a Mint Tin Garden

It's easy to have a garden in the smallest of spaces when it's grown in a tin -- and why not a mint tin? It's simple to convert a tin into a planter, it's inexpensive...

DIY Mushroom Farm

  Mushrooms are the rule benders of garden-to-table eating and a perfect compliment to indoor gardening. Call it apartment therapy, not enough space for a garden therapy or simply mushroom obsession therapy. Grow them any...

Bee Walls & Insect Hotels: Habitat Inspiration

  With the return of victory gardens, garden to table eating, colony collapse disorder and all things organic (move over Monsanto) the insect world is coming alive. As a culture we're suddenly asking the question,...
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