Family Gardens

White house kitchen Garden Michelle Obama - Show me a movement - www.pithandvigor.com
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I am very excited to welcome a guest here today. Linda Bilsens is the Community Composting Manager at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and earlier this year, Michelle...

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Amsterdam playhouse via www.pithandvigor.com
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Do you have a favorite city? The place you would choose to live if you could choose to live anywhere? Mine is Amsterdam. I love...

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Backyard biology - turning your garden into a lab for kids to learn everything from biology and math to marketing and economics www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

As the editor of this newspaper, my job is mostly to bring ideas together, and as they flow in from around the garden world, I...

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bluebird coloring sheet
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid by a small bird hopping...

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  I'm planning a heck of a party this summer and ground zero for the shindig will be my barn.  I'm lucky to have a...

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how to build a stick fort www.pithandvigor.com
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Toys that leave something to the imagination are hard to come by.   Even harder are those that actually aim to encourage your kids to...

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banging wall in the woods garden feature for kids vai www.pithandvigor.com
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For gardens with kids.... There is something so magical about this simple creation by an artistic mom for the enjoyment of her children.  It is...

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I find the idea behind Jerry Sohn's desert garden rooms unbelievably inspiring.   Wanting a place in the vast landscape of the Mojave Desert  (where he owns...

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Hayden Regina - creator of the Hobbit Houses at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Michigan - is joining us today to share how he created...

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Mennen's gravel garden has been evolving over the last couple of years.  It is full of recycled treasures and what once was a space largely...

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The starter motor in my car was dead this morning, so I have to drive the truck.  Driving the truck makes everything feel different.  It is...

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Have you noticed that zip lines are kinda popping up every where?  Indy 500, Super Bowl, parks, back yards (I have one), -- I think...

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Have you noticed the profusion of flash shopping sites that have popped up lately?   I've been keeping my eye on a bunch of them...

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As I plan for our next big glamping adventure (next month!)  I am daydreaming about the possibilities to make our  home garden a little more glamping friendly....

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We have promised some friends a wooded corner of our property to use in tree-house experiments.   We already have a tree-house in progress of...

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It has taken me many many years to get to a place where I can write this post from personal experience.  When my husband and...

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I have been pondering how to bring you the wealth of garden inspiration that I am finding here at Chelsea.   The gardens are, as usual, filled...

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charley harpur image by rochell greayer www.pithandvigor.com raccoons
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  My MIL and FIL arrive from CA tonight, so this mothers day weekend will be especially mother-ly.   I am particularly grateful for this...

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I am, with great envy, eyeing the Smog Shoppe in LA.  I so wish that Boston had a similarly hip indoor-outdoor event space that married...

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I love this quick project (using free pallets and a little stain!) that transformed an ugly industrial wall.... Inspired by this garden by Stacy K...

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April Showers printable comic books
Posted by rochelle greayer |

What kid wouldn't love the idea of burying the book once it's all read? And for that matter, as a mom, having one less toy...

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