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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Gardening

“Even if you’re not inclined to gardening, the following life lessons still hold meaning both in and out of the garden.”

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9 IKEA Finds Perfect for Summer

We found the newest seasonal stuff from your favorite affordable design store.

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Too Much Produce in Your Garden? Here’s How to Donate It to People in Need

Bonnie Plants and AmpleHarvest.org have partnered to help you donate your garden surplus to local food pantries

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There’s a “Golden Girls” Planter & It’s Sophia Approved

Amazon has a Sophia planter, and it’s “golden.”

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Target’s New Line Will Make You Totally Wet Your Plants

Spruce up your house this spring with a new plant line from Target.

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Kabillion Now Streaming 45+ Free Animated Kids Shows

The streaming provider also has a special Earth Day lineup!

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Here’s How to Make a Mini Dinosaur Terrarium in a Mason Jar

Looking for an adorable-but-simple project you can do in just minutes? This tiny dino terrarium is it!

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Send Holiday Cheer with a Grinch Rose Gift Box

Give the gift of Grinchiness—in a good way!

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Surround Yourself With Plants if You Want to Live Longer, According to Science

Find out why scientists say surrounding yourself can help you love longer.

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Mini Green Thumbs: D.C.’s Kid-Friendly Community Gardens

Community gardening—once reserved for the retired set—is inexpensive fun and gets kids up close and personal with Mother Nature.

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30 Incredibly Easy Ways to Keep Kids Busy After School

What witching hour? Check out Red Tricycle’s checklist that is full of activities perfect for open afternoons.

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Tighty-Righty, Lefty Loosey: How to Help Kids Tell Left from Right

If your little one gets mixed up when it comes to left and right, help him out with a few simple ideas that make it fun and easy to remember.

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Today Is National Almond Day

Today Is National Almond Day

Nut-in’ to it.

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Almonds are much more than a great go-to snack.Find out five great almond recipes that’ll just take a sliver of your time.

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You don’t need a crafty gene to create…

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12 Signs You’re a Glover Park Parent

With access to a new playground, awesome restaurants, and even hiking trails, it’s easy to see why more families are calling this part of D.C. home.

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Make It! Hand & Footprint Projects You’ll Keep Forever

Put those little piggies and fingers to work to create a darling keepsake. We offer 11 easy ideas.

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UrbMat: The Simple Way to Grow Veggies Anywhere

Show your city slickers where their food really comes from with a cool new product called UrbMat, a gardening box designed for small spaces.

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A Gorgeous Garden Birthday for Little Green Thumbs

For the outdoor-loving tot Catherine, a garden-themed gathering for her 5th birthday seemed like the perfect event to show off her green thumb. Take a peek at this beautiful birthday party ideal for any little gardener at heart.

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Explore a Living Museum in the Bay Area

Museums are always a favorite way to spend an afternoon – set your sights on a living
museum, where everything on display has its place in nature. The U.C. Botanical Garden is one such location, with over 13,000 different kinds…

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Explore: Hayes Valley Farm

Discover a Unique Urban Community Farm with the Family
 

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In the heart of San Francisco, next to performing arts institutions, trendy restaurants, and major street and freeway intersections sits a 2.2-acre community farm and…

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Garden Hopping with the Family

Tiptoe Past the Tulips 

Spring is here, and family-friendly garden tours are underway throughout the Bay. Now’s your chance to get ideas from a few flowering gems. Maybe you’ll even head home and do some planting of your own. You…

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Sowing the Seeds of Love

Nurture your child’s green thumb and put them in the capable hands of Louise Hassen who’s been designing garden plots for tots with the Children’s Garden Company since 2002. This season she’s trying something new: a gardening club. With a…

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