Archive | March, 2013

Butterfly Workshop

22 Mar

I wonder if this GreenThumb guide and related events are on our (ansley’s) radar? I’m intrigued about the Butterfly NYC Project and the butterfly workshop May 11th in the Bronx. Website seems a little outdated but lists nursery that may have the milkweed and other plants we’ll need.

Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Giveaway and Workshop

Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and the Butterfly Project NYC to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. Plants will be available for planting in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

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http://www.greenthumbnyc.org/news.html?news_id=223

   

Why we’ll want a pricey hose: Toxins found in gardening gear

6 Mar

4f9224a5a5b9ccda37e0b26499993fe4Lead in your garden hose? Study finds high levels of toxic chemicals in gardening gear | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

Some cute, colorful & safe options are on the CV EarthLab Pinterest board, which you can click to from this one.

Source: sears.com via Denise on Pinterest

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Ideas For Vertical Shelving To Enhance Sunny Corner Space

6 Mar

These range in cost from $50-$150 (not including shipping) If you can’t click through to the source/store, try going through the cvearthlab Pinterest page.

Source: gardeners.com via Denise on Pinterest

Source: target.com via Denise on Pinterest

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Fun Supplies

1 Mar

Fun Supplies

I picked up some oversized, colorful popsicle sticks that might work as temporary markers…Dye is non-toxic, but is it safe for the soil? Also got some plastic sleeves for the chalkboard paper I bought last year. Maybe we can use it to make signs that we post outside? As I’ve mentioned, our CSA uses chalkboard signs and the look is quite charming. Plus, the chalkboard emphasizes the learning/education piece…

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