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Thursday, December 8, 2011
How To: Make Seed Bombs

Welcome back guest writter Nikki Fotheringham of Guerilla Gnomes! Seed bombs are the staple of the guerrilla gardener’s arsenal. The seeds are encased in a hard ball of clay and potting soil that helps them to germinate. The seed bombs can be tossed into any bare patch of dirt and are especially effective in the city. Here seed bombs can be planted in the space around city trees on roofs, in pots or even cracks in the pavement. Just add water and Kabloom! You can put any kind of …

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
How To: Protect Your Garden From Rabbits

I grew up in the country. We once had some escaped cows in our front yard but I don’t ever remember bunnies eating my Mom’s petunias. When I moved to the “big city” with my husband, I planted all of my flowers with care only to have them chomped to the ground by all of the bunnies roaming around our backyard and living under our deck. I have since become wiser and have successfully kept my flowers and vegetables healthy without those pesky rabbits taking bites of all …

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Thursday, May 5, 2011
8 Ideas For Upcycled Garden Markers

In our part of the world, it is time to start planting your garden. Here are some ideas for upcycled garden markers. 1. Old Silverware. You can leave them as is and write on either the back of the spoon or the handle depending on whatever is easiest with a permanent marker. You can also pound the spoon flat and stamp the letters right into the metal. Domestic Simplicity has a simple tutorial for using Modge Podge to adhere labels to the spoons. 2. Save your …

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Thursday, March 24, 2011
6 Alternatives To Easter Grass

Stop!!! Don’t buy the messy plastic Easter grass. Try some of these green alternatives. 1. Shredded paper. You can let your imagination run wild with what paper to use. Some ideas are newspaper, used wrapping paper, magazines, tissue paper, junk mail and the list goes on and on. If you have a paper shredder, you can simply run the paper through and ta da! you have easter grass. If not, you could use scissors or a paper cutter to cut skinny strips. 2. Raffia. Raffia comes …

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Thursday, March 10, 2011
How To: Make a Chicken Coop From Upcycled Materials

Look at this cute upcycled chicken coop. Any chicken would be lucky to call this place home! We have happily noticed an increase in urban farming. Families who have never gardened before are starting small gardens in their back yard and communities are working together to form large gardens or planting areas. Along with this push to become involved with growing our own food, is the ever increasing group of individuals raising chickens and other small livestock in urban settings. Raising your own chickens is a …