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May, 2017

The Magical DIY Barrel Garden

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by Renee Frederick, urban farmer and educator The seed catalogs have started showing up in the mail, reminding us planting season is right around the corner. I’m choosing from …

May 4th, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Sustainable Living

Make Your Own Fire Cider on World Fire Cider Day

Today is the third annual World Fire Cider Day! What is Fire Cider and why does it have its own day, you ask?  It is a spicy herbal remedy with an apple cider vinegar base.  This day is a celebration of folk remedies passed between herbalists in the name of healing and community.  However, the …

February 2nd, 2017  |  Posted by Harmonie O'Loughlin | Published in Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen

Olive and Cream Cheese Penguins

These olive and cream cheese penguins are the perfect easy treat to add to your New Year’s party spread. With few ingredients and easy assembly, you can’t go wrong. They’re also so cute, they could be mistaken for a decoration rather than a treat! Watch our stop motion video and read the full instructions below! …

December 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in In the Kitchen

Egg Snowmen

These hard-boiled egg snowmen are the perfect item to add a little cheer to your holiday appetizer table. They are also a fun project to do with kids! Check out our stop motion video and our step-by-step tutorial to see how to make these wintry treats. Boil eggs for 9-10min Peel immediately so that the …

December 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen

DIY Pumpkin Bowl

Could you think of anything more festive than eating out of a pumpkin? This pumpkin bowl makes for the perfect vessel for basically any food on your Thanksgiving table. Here’s how to create this statement piece that is sure to wow your guests and make them even more excited to eat the stuffing, mashed potatoes, …

November 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen

Egg Carton Bats

These recycled egg carton bats are the perfect Halloween project that are even easy enough for kids. They’re also a quick, easy and adorable way to use up your old egg cartons! Check out our step-by-step video and the instructions below to watch these little bats come to life. Cut bottom half of carton into 4, …

October 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Family, Featured Post  |  4 Comments

DIY Milk Jug Luminaries

If you’re trying to find an easy and fun-with-the-kids Halloween project, look no further.  These milk jug luminaries are a great afternoon project in prepping for one the most celebrated holidays for spooks, ghouls and goblins of all ages. Materials: Organic Valley gallon milk jugs (one for each luminary) Utility knife Scissors Pencil Construction paper …

October 16th, 2015  |  Posted by Valerie Kihslinger | Published in Family, Featured Post, Sustainable Living

How to Make Your Own Butter in 20 Minutes

Who’da thunk you could make your own butter in less than a half hour. This is a great activity to do with kids to help them experience how their food is made and where it comes from. Try it at home as a rainy day or Earth Dinner activity, or consider visiting your local school …

April 16th, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes

DIY: Saving Vegetable Seeds

Fall has officially arrived and the majority of my garden is turning brown. In the past, I would throw the dying plants in the compost bin at the end of the season and call it a day. I’d even compost those weird wrinkly veggies that seemed to be clinging to the plant for dear life. This …

September 30th, 2014  |  Posted by Theresa Gauss | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Organic Gardening, Sustainable Living

Lily’s Bullhead

Last week a stretch of office talk turned to fishing. Women and fishing. “Women don’t normally fish,” got my attention. “It’s a man thing,” more so. These statements, made by women colleagues, are largely accurate.  Still, I found myself thinking, boy, I come from a land far, far away, because I was handed-down a love …

August 7th, 2013  |  Posted by Andy Radtke | Published in Family, Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Sustainable Living

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