Celebrating Earth, plants that attract butterflies, plastic-free gardening

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter's snow and summer's flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything.

–Edna Frohock (1906–97)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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More Earth Day Ideas!

Earth Day 2020
This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The connection that we have to nature, plants, and the land is integral to our health and all that we are. Earth Day reminds us to take care of our planet—whether it’s cleaning up litter, planting more trees, recycling and repurposing, or going on a walk in a green space amidst the wildflowers. See ideas to celebrate!


Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

Saving the bees isn’t an easy job, but there are a few things we can all do to help! It’s easy to create a perfect bee-friendly garden – large or small – just about anywhere, if you know where to start. Learn how.
Attracting Pretty Pollinators

Plants that Attract Butterflies
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. As a French poet once pointed out, “Butterflies are flying flowers, and flowers are tethered butterflies.” Here are some of the best plants that attract butterflies!


How To: Get Rid Of Deep Fat From Your Belly

Millions of Americans suffer from deep fat. Researchers have now found out the reason why. It turns out there is a master switch that controls when the cells turn into energy and when they turn into fat. Learn how to flip the master switch right now.
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Gardening Without Plastic

Plastic-Free Gardening: How to Garden Without Plastic
Plastic permeates every aspect of our lives, including the garden. But as the world wakes up to its addiction, just how easy is it to ditch plastic while growing and storing more of our own food? From sowing seeds to protecting crops to low-tech ways of keeping harvests fresher for longer, we’ve got ideas that will help you to make more sustainable choices.
Refrigerator Notepads

Perfect for recording grocery needs or tasks. Each pad features a positive message and a magnet for hanging up in a handy spot.
Build a Native Bee House!

Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
Build a native bee house to enjoy more blooms and greater harvests! Similar to bird houses, bee houses are meant to increase the pollination of your garden plants by the super-pollinating solitary bees, such as mason bees and leafcutter bees. Learn more here.
Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore.   
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Make Something Out of Nothing!

Recycling for a More Productive Vegetable Garden
Gardening needn’t be expensive. By recycling or repurposing garden items, you can make something out of nothing—and save money! Here are a few ideas to re-use so-called “useless materials” and breathe new life into the old! Article text included.
Drawer Liners

Premium drawer liner sheets with a beautiful designs and delicate fragrance!