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Cheap Green Adventures: Go On a Plant Safari

The Washington Post had an article this weekend about "Name That Plant," suggesting that gardeners test their knowledge about the environment by trying to name the plants they encounter in backyards or beyond. It reminded me of something I read, a memoir by a novelist who recounted spending time...

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Tags: Activity, Botany, Children, Environment, Family, Fun, Game, Plant, Vegetation
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The Game Theory of Green Parenting

A post from yesterday asked, "is it possible to attract kids’ attention from Gummi Worms to vermicomposting?" The question was in the context of a discussion about the use of DIsney animated characters in a campaign to teach kids good eating habits. I got to thinking that maybe my statement that ...

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Tags: Children, Education, Fun, Games, Kids, Teaching
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The Economy and Homeless Kids: Donate Old Toys to Help

Did the State of the Union speech last night make you think even more about our precarious economy? Consider that the economic crisis is causing a rising wave of homelessness among children. These vulnerable kids need something to hold on to. As I posted earlier this week, there may be a way to h...

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Tags: Charity, Children, Giving, Homelessness, Kids, Stuffed animals., Toys
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