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By: Admin    March 20 2018 , 01:51 pm
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Category: Nature , Urban Gardens
On March 21st we celebrate International Day of Forest! The first International Day of Forest was established in 2012 and celebrated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013. This day helps raise awareness of the importance of trees.2018’s Theme: Forest and Sustainable CitiesEach year, a theme is selected by the Collaborative Partnership on Forest (CPF). The theme for 2018 is “Forest and Sustainable Cities.”Some of the key points in this year’s message are to spread the importance of trees in an urban setting. Just because you live in an urban setting does not mean your accessibility to green life needs to decrease! Trees and plants store carbon, which means they reduce the pollution in highly populated areas and filter out harmful particles, producing cleaner air.Have you ever wandered off into the shade on a hot day? That is because the temperature is likely two to eight degrees cooler ...
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By: Admin    March 16 2018 , 07:09 pm
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Category: Seasons , Nature
Crafting is the perfect way to Get into the St. Paddy's Day spirit.Get the family involved and “go green” with these fun crafts that incorporate seasonal spring greenery!St. Patrick’s Day is often associated with food-related fun – many people look forward to the creative alcoholic drinks, Irish soda bread, and traditional meals like corned beef and cabbage. However, as mid-March marks the beginning of spring, this is an ideal holiday to celebrate with creative gardening crafts.Crafting with Garden GreensYour family will love incorporating the great outdoors into these fascinating and fun projects.If the weather is nice where you are, you can get your kids outside and plant common Irish vegetables, such as peas and potatoes! In addition to being staples of Irish cuisine, peas and potatoes are cool season crops and March 17th is traditionally an ideal day to start them. If your garden ...
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By: Admin    March 16 2018 , 05:31 pm
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Category: Animals , Nature
March 16th is National Panda Day! National Panda Day is devoted to celebrating and learning about this native Chinese bear. This day mostly came out of recognition that the giant panda was going extinct. The giant panda was first put on the endangered species list in 1984 as part of the Endangered Species Act by the United States. The panda has even been the face of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF); the leading wildlife conservation organization since 1961. In recent years, National Panda Day has become a little more light-hearted. The last panda census was conducted in 2014 and found that there were 1,864 pandas in the wild. This is a huge win for the panda, as it is a significant increase in population. Overall, the population has increased nearly 17% in the last decade. In September 2016 they were officially demoted from “endangered” to “vulnerable.”How Can You Help?This National Panda Day ther...
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By: Admin    December 22 2017 , 04:09 pm
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Category: Seasons , DIY
“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays!” Here are some creative ways to spruce up your home for a festive feel.Use Leftover Greenery from Your Christmas TreeWhether you are buying a pre-cut tree or cutting your own, try to salvage some excess branches for household décor. Here are some ideas for how to use them!Make your own live wreath using Christmas tree clippings. Using a glue gun, attach greenery to an old artificial wreath frame. Decorate the wreath with ornaments, pinecones, ribbons – whatever suits your fancy.Use leftover greens for table settings. This table setting is a perfect example of a rustic yet classy Christmas style.Make iced branches to decorate around the house. Using leftover branches, glue, and a diamond vase filler, you can accomplish a beautiful frozen forest look.Use boughs - rather than a full tree - to hang ornaments from for a festive and non-tra...
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By: Admin    December 18 2017 , 02:47 pm
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Category: Seasons , Gardening
Got a loved one with a green thumb? This gift guide is for you!The holidays are swiftly approaching, and this time of year is the perfect opportunity to gift your family members a little something green.Whether you are shopping for a self-proclaimed nature and gardening lover, or you just want to get your family member interested in a new, sustainable hobby, this little guide has options for every situation.For MomCustomized gardening accessories are sure to touch your mother’s heart. This set features a lovely bird and floral pattern, and you can pick and choose which tools will be best received. For a gift with a little bit of pampering thrown in, these beautiful gloves come with moisturizing hand cream.If your mom enjoys selling her produce and gardening products at local markets, or frequently gifts them to her loved ones, these vintage gardening tags are a thoughtful way to encourage her skills....
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