How To Start Seeds Indoors

How To Start Seeds Indoors

How To Start Seeds Indoors It’s finally spring, and time to start seeds indoors for your vegetable garden. Of course seedlings are readily bought from a local nursery, an easy

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Not only do I firmly believe that gardening also gives children a greater appreciation for nature, but I believe also that gardening can be classroom and a great way to teach children about nutrition, biology, math, science and history. It broadens their awareness of the world, as well. Most children will be interested in gardening if you invite them to participate and show them wonders to be discovered.

#gardeningwithkids #kidsandgardening #growingfoodwithkids #growingfoodwithchildren #mommylife #lifewithkids #momofthree #growingfoodinmygarden #growingfoodathome #growingfoodinthecity

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Modest harvest of fava beans also known as broad beans. Our family love broad beans because they are a easy-to-grow and the beans are high in protein and fiber.

Like other bean plants, broad beans improve soil quality by adding nitrogen to it, rather than taking away from it.

#broadbeans #favabeans #growingbeans #growingfood #zerowastegarden #zerowastegardening #growingfoodathome #growingfoodinmygarden #sustainableliving

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You probably don't think much about what happens to the trash that winds up in your household. But, all that stuff is going somewhere. And where it goes can have a huge impact on our planet. Going zero-waste in your home can help our planet, — and save you tons of money!

Think about it: we're throwing away so much stuff every day. Food that goes bad because we didn't eat it in time, clothes that no longer fit, and cleaning supplies that go unused. It all adds up fast! But when you start thinking about how much money you're spending on disposable items, it's shocking.

We've made it easier than ever to start going zero waste by publishing a book on how you can do it in your own home, which is available as an ebook or paperback on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble!

#zerowastebook #zerowaste #zerowastehome #sustainablehome #gogreen #savetheplanet #zerowastetips

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My day of preserving herbs. Guess if my house smells good 😁


#preservingherbs #preservingfood #preservingtheharvest #homegrownherbs #homegrownfood #growingfood #growtoeat #growingfoodinthecity #growingfoodinmygarden

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We've been reading your comments and we know you're looking for some quick tips to get started on your zero-waste journey! We know you're trying to reduce your waste and be as zero-waste as possible, but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. Check out the tips above for some easy ways to start going zero waste, and read below for some of our favorite pieces of advice for when you're considering giving up!

1. Start small—start with one or two changes that you feel comfortable with and then build from there!

2. Don't get overwhelmed by all the choices out there—find a few brands or stores that have products you love and stick with them!

3. Find an accountability partner to share your experiences with so that you can encourage each other along the way!

4. Don't be afraid to ask questions! And, if you're still not sure where to get started, don't worry—we wrote a book about it!

#zerowastejourney #zerowastelifestyle #zerowaste #gogreen #savetheplant #sustainability #zerowastetips #livesustainably

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Have you heard of the 5 R's of zero waste? We think it's a great way to start your zero-waste journey!

🌱Refuse | Just say no to what you do not need like single-use disposable bags, straws, cutlery, and cups. “Unsubscribe" from junk mail and promotional freebies

🌱 Reduce what you need by shopping with a purpose—focusing on necessary purchases rather than random splurges. These items make their way into the dumpster, back of the closet, or come wrapped in unsustainable packaging.

🌱 Reuse Invest in reusable items you use often. This means sourcing a reusable beverage container, cutlery, refillable glasses, and reusable fabric bags.

🌱 Rot | Composting all organic matter is a very easy way to reduce waste and turn it into fertilizer that’s crucial for healthy soil.

🌱 Recycle what you can’t reduce or reuse to keep it out of the landfill.

If you're already committed to reducing your waste and want to learn more about how to become a zero-waste family, check out our book! It has everything from tips on how to make homemade laundry detergent, to advice on how to reduce the amount of plastic you use in your home.

#reduce #reuse #recylce #reducereuserecylce #5rs #zerowasteliving #zerowaste

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We've been experimenting with Natural Earth Paints, because who doesn't want to paint with plants?

Have you tried Natural Earth Paint before? It's an awesome chemical-free alternative to paint! Natural Earth Paint is a powdered paint that comes in vibrant colors and can be mixed with water to create liquid paint. The colors are so vibrant because they're made with plants! And—even better—the powder form of Natural Earth Paint doesn't dry up like other kinds of paints do, so it lasts longer!


#naturalpaint #naturalearthpaint #diycrafts #sustainablecrafts #zerowastecrafts #zerowaste #ecofriendly #chemicalfree

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It’s been one year since we published A Practical Guide to Zero Waste for Families! 💚 It's a day of celebration and reflection. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get here. We’re so grateful for all the families who have found inspiration in our book. 🌱 We hope this book has helped you in many ways, and will continue to do so. Our book is available for purchase through our website, on Amazon, or at Barnes & Noble!

#givewaway #anniversary #bookrelease #book #author #zerowaste #zerowastefamily #zerowastejourney

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Since we grow lots of lemons, I usually start my morning with lemon water.

Did you know that Lemon Water
* Improves Digestion
* Hydrates Your Body
* Boosts Energy
* Promotes Healthy and Rejuvenated Skin
* Reduces Inflammation
* Alkalizes Your Body
* Cleansing Properties
* Antibacterial and Antiviral Properties

So when life hands you lemons, make lemon water

#lemonwater #lemonwaterbenefits #lemonwater🍋 #lemons #homegrown #growinglemons #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #heakthyeating #letfoodbethymedicine #letfoodbeyourmedicine

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We're halfway through our monthly #zerowastechallenge Have you been composting? Let us know in the comments below! 🌱

#compost #composting #reducewaste #zerowaste #zerowastejourney #zerowastelifestyle #sustainability #gogreen #savetheplanet

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