Temperatures for Solar Cooking

HOW TO Make Your Own Solar Oven – Fast, Easy and Cheap

Solar ovens are fantastic fun for all ages. It's a special thing to be able to cook your own food without electricity. Our giant...

Homemade Fossils – MADE EASY!

It's easy to "mix up some mesozoic" at home or at school!  Making homemade fossils is fun and addictive. We've got a simple recipe for creating...
Helicopter parenting at school

Helicopter Gardening

It was a balmy spring morning in a Southern California coastal community and tiny streams of leftover rainwater make their way around weed bumps...
Build Raised Beds Cheaply

Build 6 Raised Beds in ONE DAY on a Budget

GOTTA HAVE A GARDEN! We just moved to a new house and there are plenty of repairs and errands to tackle. Some would have...

The Crazy Things You Can Compost

Wowza - you've probably got a bunch of this stuff hanging around your house. Once used, it can be composted into soil amendment!  Top...

Our Favorite Children’s Books

Over the years we've accumulated a nice list of our favorite books. As of Spring of 2011, our oldest daughter is almost 8 years...
Earth structure model for kids

How To Make an Earth Model Showing Layers EASY NO STYROFOAM

The core, mantle and crust make up the layers of the earth. Learn about the earth's layers and plate tectonics by making your own...
Printable seed envelope template

FREE Seed Envelope Template

You can make your own seed packets with just about anything including sticky notes, scrap paper and old seed catalogs! Think about printing your own!...

Graduation Cap Cupcakes

Bake your favorite cupcakes. Use school colors for the icing on top. For the graduation cap, use mini peanut butter cups. Small graham cracker squares...
how to make fish emulsion fertilizer

Homemade Fish Fertilizer Improves Celery at School

SCHOOL GARDEN UPDATE: We tested a simple "fish tea" solution on half of our celery starts at school and we were impressed with the...
growing in raised garden beds

Interviews with Cindy Rajhel of Home Grown Fun

Host Mike Podlesny of the Vegetable Gardening Podcast talks with Cindy about innovative school gardens and making your own fertilizers and soil amendments. Host Dave...