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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 do at...

Upcycled Herb Garden

Upcycled Herb Garden

An 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 object has functionality and could be repurposed instead of throwing it away. It...

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...

Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

We had enough collards for a meal! Turns out Daniel's brother, Solen loves to eat (and harvest) them. We will harvest again in another week or so. Our garden is the gift that keeps on giving. Planting instructions for collards (Zone 8, Southwestern US): Prepare and...

Announcing our expanded second edition!

Announcing our expanded second edition!

This new expanded edition has even more beautifully illustrated activities to engage young readers and families in community networking and Earth friendly activities, a poem by me (the author), and a special message about conservation and sustainability from Director...

Daniel’s role model – Dr. Jane Goodall

Daniel’s role model – Dr. Jane Goodall

by publisher Charlotte Pierce It was such an honor to meet Dr. Jane Goodall with the Bishop Green Bees and Ottoson Middle School Roots & Shoots groups, 10 years ago. Her work was a major inspiration for author Sheryl Davis, in creating the character of Daniel for...

Daniel delights at Barnes & Noble, Tyler TX

Daniel delights at Barnes & Noble, Tyler TX

Daniel brightens up a rainy day Your friendly neighborhood environmental superhero Daniel and his mum Daniela brought the sunshine into the Barnes & Noble store in Tyler, TX on a recent rainy Sunday. Young readers were delighted to learn about reforestation and...

Palestine’s Hot Pepper Festival

Palestine’s Hot Pepper Festival

The weather was sunny and warm at this year's Hot Pepper festival in Palestine, TX. There were games, local vendors, food trucks and delighted children chasing roaming bubbles down the street, hands full of lemonade and candied pecans. The parade of floats from local...

Casa de Luz, an Organic Austin Landmark

Casa de Luz, an Organic Austin Landmark

We visited this delightful place earlier this year. Check out the Casa de Luz website for more information on macrobiotics and to see the daily menu! (This is how I do my meal planning.)

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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