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The Path of Plastic

The Path of Plastic

Cheers to another successful year of (fill in the blank). Everyone toasts with their plastic champagne cups, then bottoms up and into the garbage. The staff takes out the industrial size garbage bag full of cheap plastic and tosses it into the dumpster. In the...

Blueberry Picking

Blueberry Picking

Everything's bigger in Texas, or so they say. It's June, so naturally we sunscreened up and drove out to the blueberry farm to fill our buckets. We took our northern friends who were only familiar with Alaskan groundberries (lowbush variety). They had never seen such...

Creating Social Spaces

When people come together in social spaces, ideas are shared and communities are strengthened. It was an honor to help build this pergola designed by my friend and supervisor, Ariel Von Raven of Symbiosis Regenerative Systems. First, the basic hexagon design was...

Skid Steer Site Prep

Skid Steer Site Prep

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B-Austin Market Days!

B-Austin Market Days!

Daniela joined the B-Austin Community during their first ever Eco Market Day (currently scheduled for every third Sunday at the B-Austin Healthy Living Apartment Complex). Local vendors like Blooming Weaves, Norwex cleaning products, and Koral Design Studios displayed...

Succession Gardening

Succession Gardening

Succession gardening is when you start a new season's crop in between last season's crop without removing it. In this picture, you can see we have planted a tomato (a summer crop) in between the brussels sprouts (a winter crop). Succession gardening is a great way to...

Earth Day Tips

Earth Day Tips

  In honor of Earth Day, I think it would be fun to share some Earth friendly tips on how to better take care of our planet. Here you can listen to my interview with Kat Powers on Palestine’s KYYK radio station where we talk sustainability and what each of us can...

Backyard Sandbox

Backyard Sandbox

facebooktwitterinstagramrssHome About Buy The Book Activities News Events ContactSagan and Solen were surprised when they got home from school and found a brand new sandbox their Papaw and I built for their 6th birthday!  We were able to acquire the cedar lumber from...

Upcycled Herb Garden

Upcycled Herb Garden

facebooktwitterinstagramrssHome About Buy The Book Activities News Events ContactAn old fire pit makes a darling little herb garden.  A few weeks ago I built a new fire pit with some concrete blocks and mortar to replace an old metal pit. I always try to see if an...

A Fairy Village in Palestine’s Dogwood Trails

A Fairy Village in Palestine’s Dogwood Trails

I have spent the last several weeks building miniatures for the first ever Faerie Garden contest in the crown jewel of Palestine, the Davey Dogwood Park. From mini farmer’s markets to mini sweet shops and houses, almost everything in this scene is organic and...

Daniel’s Activities

Upcycled Tree Art

Let’s make the world a more beautiful place by creating art! You can create Upcycled Tree Art using discarded items around your home. Use your imagination to create your masterpiece. You can even use natural items you find outdoors, such as leaves, sticks, pine cones, and more. CLICK HERE

Silent 60 Seconds

Shhhhhhhhh! Do you hear that? Find a comfortable place outdoors to sit and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths and listen. What do you here? Is there a bird singing in a tree? Do you hear the wind whispering to you? CLICK HERE

Recycling Relay Race

Get a few friends together and have a Recycling Relay Race! Fill a bin with mixed items that are ready to go in your recycling bins. The goal is to get all the items properly sorted for recycling. Once you  have everything is sorted it’s ready to head to the landfill! CLICK HERE

Environmental Superhero Reporter

A Environmental Superhero Reporter helps others understand the today’s issues and introduces the Friends of the Earth that are working to help protect our environment. Find a scientist, park ranger, oceanographer or other person who is helping the environment and ask them questions. Give your interview to your teacher, your local paper, or you can start your own blog! CLICK HERE

Dear Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall has taught the world more about chimpanzees than anyone else in the world! Would you like to ask her a question or just say hi? Write a letter to Dr. Jane Goodall and get a response from Dr. Goodall, her staff at the Goodall Institute, or from an Environmental Superhero like Daniel! CLICK HERE

Plant A Tree

Plant a tree and watch it grow! Create a journal to keep track of your tree’s growth. Daniel would love to see the tree you plant. Upload a photo to our gallery and we will add your name to our tree! CLICK HERE

Guess My Animal

Grab a friend and have them ask you questions to see if they can guess your animal. Where does your animal live? What kind of foods does it like? Does it have fur, feathers, scales feathers, or somehting else? CLICK HERE

Rock The World

Collect rocks and paint pictures or messages on them. Leave them around town. Your rock will help brighten someones day. CLICK HERE

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