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“When you plant a seed, you grow a movement.” 08/10/2010

Filed under: Articles,Cool Finds — Sarah Wehrle @ 3:05 am

When I’m reading, I’ll occasionally flag something that catches my eye.  I’ll make a mental note to come back to it later.  I recently revisited a two-page spread that was an ad for Triscuit.  I do not buy or eat Triscuit crackers, but this ad revolved around “Home Farming” and was very different.

Not only did the catchy headline catch my attention, but the cute graphics did too.  But what struck me most is that the actually product image and promotion was the smallest part.  It seemed Triscuit had something to share, and  this time it wasn’t just about crackers.

Triscuit has teamed up with a non-profit called Urban Farming.  I read the ad and visited the website: I truly expected it to have a slight angle on farming and gardening, then blast the viewer with ads.  Nope. Not at all.

The main paragraph on the home page states, “From rural areas to urban communities, home farms are sprouting up all over the country. And it’s only just begun. Triscuit has created this site with help from Urban Farming, a non-profit organization, to help build a home farming community where both beginners and more seasoned gardeners can dialogue and gather information towards their common mission: to reap food that is deliciously fresh, penny-wise, healthier for themselves and the planet. It’s about home farming, and the everyday joy that grows out of it. So join us and let’s get farming!”

I admit, I like this site.  It’s got lots of information on topics ranging from growing veggies at home, to mapping out your farm on a U.S. map.  There are advice resources, planting guides and more.  It’s a down to earth, user-friendly site that yields good information for every type of gardener and farmer. I recommend taking a look at this website.

Take a peek at Plant a seed.  Grow a movement.


Edible Gifts 08/07/2010

Filed under: Cool Finds,DIY,Thrifty — Sarah Wehrle @ 3:49 am

A few issues ago, I discovered the magazine called “Fresh HOME – Easy Ideas For Hands On People”.  Since I began reading it, their website has been under construction and I haven’t been able to access a project I’ve really wanted to put up on here. Well, I’m tired of waiting so I just scanned the page.  NOTE: I adjusted the brightness/contrast of the image to make the text easier to see–the scan wasn’t the best quality.

The craft is simple and really cool – I’d be impressed if I discovered a gift from the garden like this hanging on my door.


Gardening & Ikea’s New Catalog 08/04/2010

Filed under: Cool Finds,Thrifty — Sarah Wehrle @ 6:05 am

I’m always on the lookout for cheap and fun plant containers and supplies.  So, when I found out that Ikea has a new catalog, I thought I’d take a peek to see what they have to offer.  Let me just say that it is a good thing that the store closest to me is a good drive away.  Otherwise, I’d have been there buying lots of things I don’t have space for. These four are only a few of the cool things they’ve got.  And what I really like are the fair prices.

BIGARRÅ Plant pot with saucer

BLADET 3 plant pots with 1 tray

BJURÖN Plant pot



Nifty Garden Stuff 07/16/2010

Filed under: Cool Finds — Sarah Wehrle @ 6:21 am

Lately I’ve been keeping an eye out for interesting and unique lawn and garden ornaments.  I’m not interested in the regular old garden gnome.  I’m looking for things you don’t see often.  I’d much rather make my own than purchase decorations, but occasionally, you just can’t help yourself.

Here are some of my finds and where you can find them:

It’s a solar elf door! Now I know I’ve never seen that in any yard I’ve been by. Get it here.

Even if you’re not into small dogs, you’ve got to admit this is really cute. Get it here.

Obviously a garden hose will do, but if you want it, it’s actually not expensive…Get it here.

Acrylic stones that glow.  Now that’s something people would comment on. Get it here.


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