Bugs in the Beans

Recently, I was just sitting on the floor, shelling a nice late harvest of black eyed peas from the community children’s garden, when I began to notice some powder coming from some of the more dried pods. I didn’t pay much attention at first and just brushed it away. No biggie. Then when it kept

Fairys and Full Moon Picnics

This coming Monday, (9/8/14)  how would you like to celebrate nature with a picnic under the moon? I know I would!!! Monday is not only the full moon, it is the day of the Asian Moon Festival, also called the Mid-Autumn Festival. Under the bright full moon friends and families gather to share food and

The Sky is Falling!!! Let’s Make Wishes

Well, not really, but the Perseid Meteor shower is starting! This meteor shower brings back some of my fondest memories. I’ve watched it from a boat off the coast of Panama with family, on the east coast of Jamaica with best friends (that might as well be family), from the back field of a first love‘s mom’s

Poison Ivy on a Full Moon: 10 Ideas to Celebrate!

Getting poison ivy is no ones idea of a good time, especially not at a full moon celebration! Luckily I just wanted to get your attention! Since you may have joined the 30 Day Nature Challenge, I thought I would offer this little poison ivy cheat sheet I discovered on Facebook. Now in all your

Yikes!! A Blood Moon?

Did anyone get up and see the lunar eclipsed blood moon? (Also called pink moon, but blood moon is so much more dramatic!) It is Monday afternoon now as I write, but I am planning on it. While getting up at 3am to go outside is exactly not what I am going to want to

Composting Under the Snow Moon

Winter is a fun time to compost because you can really see the result of your labor. Well, really the labor of the microbes, but you are the one braving the cold to get out there adding and tending the pile! Winter is when you actually get to see the steam rising from your pile.

Full Moon and Free Winter Webinars!

Happy full moon! I have noticed the night sky is a popular topic on the children and nature front this week. Even I posted a link to a great moon journal project I found by the National Wildlife Federation on the Facebook page a couple days ago. I am guessing it is because of Wednesday’s

Look Up!

“The most important thing [my 3 year old] has taught me is the brilliant, open secret that if you don’t go outside and look up, you won’t see anything.” Michael P. Branch, 2008  How often do you make yourself go out on the coldest, clearest nights and explore the wonder of the cosmos? Bundle up

A Full Moon and a Full Stomach

Yesterday was officially World Food Day, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate all week or all month for that matter! This is the month to celebrate food and support our farmers through Food Day on the 24th, World Food Day (the 16th), and Farm to School month. Not to mention enjoying all the

A Corn Moon and a Backyard Beekeeper: Interview With Peggy Nolan

Happy full moon! This month’s featured moon is the corn moon. September’s moon gets this name because it is around the time when the corn was ready to harvest. Pretty simple, but sometimes when the autumnal equinox occurs in September this moon is also known as the full harvest moon. Will you be able to