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A Cozy Greenhouse

A Cozy Greenhouse

If you are like me and love to eat fresh from your summer garden, then you might consider extending the fruiting season for your tomatoes and peppers in a greenhouse. We usually have a pretty good warning that the first freeze of the winter season is coming. When I...

Backyard Chickens

Backyard Chickens

Fried? Poached? Scrambled? Birdie in a nest? (skillet fried on toast) You just can't beat a good farm egg. With their beautiful orange yolks and rich flavor, the best way to have year round access to fresh farm eggs is to keep a back yard chicken coop. We researched...

Gearing Up for Pecan Street

Gearing Up for Pecan Street

Austin's 39th annual fall Pecan Street Festival is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for September 21 and 22 and join Daniel and Daniela for a smashing good time. We will have our own booth on Pecan Street (6th Ave. in Austin, Texas) to sign and sell books...

Upcycling is Art

Upcycling is Art

There's a new (perhaps reinvented) eco trend sweeping the globe and it is gaining popularity everywhere from school rooms to high fashion runways and art portfolios. Upcycling is the process of turning trash into treasure! I've seen high schoolers make lovely silver...

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative landscaping practices will be one of the most direct solutions to solving our global warming problem before it becomes a climate catastrophe. Soil and rain produce vegetation. Flooding erodes topsoil. Drought dries out vegetation which is then susceptible...

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

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...

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...

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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