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Mini pies!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

The fabulous and talented HOMEGROWNer AlizaEss has added a new member blog linking to her latest article for Elephant Journal: Top Five Homemade Gifts. There are some wonderful ideas here, including one from Our Best Bites of a mini pie how-to that is absolutely irresistible!

mini apple pie

It’s always a good time for gift-giving, and we’re firm believers that handmade gifts are the most meaningful gifts – thanks for the inspiration!

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DIY Week: Make your own seed-embedded paper

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Now that you’ve saved and swapped those seeds, here is a fantastic instructable on how to make seed paper. Great for wrapping gifts, writing notes or making guerrilla gardener paper airplanes!


Make Paper That Grows – Recycle, Renew, and Plant It In The GroundMore DIY How To Projects

DIY Holiday Gifts – Seedballs!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

For the loved ones in your midst who lean toward more “guerilla” tactics, seedballs are a fantastic way to fill their arsenal stocking. You can choose what seeds are best for their growing region, and they can decide where to throw a bit of life.

Seedball recipe and downloadable recipe cards from the HOMEGROWN.org community

How to make wildflower seedballs from the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center at U of T Austin

Wikipedia on Masanobu Fukuoka – “natural farming” founder and proponent of the seedball