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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy

Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it
Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as Prozac without side effects and chemical dependency. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier and healthier in this article.
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The Race Is On to Find Organic Pesticides

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Seed and pesticide makers like BASF, DuPont, Bayer and Monsanto are investing heavily to develop new products incorporating organisms like bacteria and tiny fungi, which executives say can help corn, soybean and other plants fend off pests and grow faster.

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How to Grow an Engaging Learning Environment

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When I worked in a day treatmentAt Holiday Heights Elementary School near Fort Worth, Texas, what was once a patch of Bermuda grass has become a hub for active learning. Students regularly head to the school garden to learn about p


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:53 PM

When I worked in a day treatment setting, we tended a small flower garden. I was shocked when one of the high schoolers was totally fascinated with a worm! Real life experiences are so removed from some of our kids lives'.  How have you taught social skills using "real life" experiences?

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Square Foot Gardening

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Square foot gardening is a logical way to get the most vegetables from a small raised garden bed. It's perfect for small spaces and can even work if all you have for a yard is a concrete patio. Mel Bartholomew is the mastermind that developed this ing...
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Victoria Magazine August 1988 Volume 2, No 3 Beatrix Potter Savannah Perfumes

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Victoria Magazine August 1988 Volume 2, No 3 Beatrix Potter Savannah Perfumes in Books, Magazine Back Issues | eBay
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DIY Tea Tin Herbs

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I love cooking for family and friends, and as all the pros will tell you, food always tastes more flavourful when it's made with fresh herbs. This quick, kid-friendly project lets you get a head start growing an herb garden before summer comes and will afford the luxury of fresh ingredients year-round. And after a long winter, I'm starved for spring greenery, and these pretty tea tins, brimming with plant life, add welcome colour to a windowsill or kitchen shelf.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

A great idea of recycling tins; even vintage rusted ones (in condidtions too bad to be desireable collectibles) can be used to add good taste and charm to your home.

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Bek Atkins's curator insight, March 7, 2013 6:52 AM

This is an easy project that students of all abilities can achieve. This activity would develop skills in line with statements in the Australian National Curriculum: science - biological science for years F- 2. [(ACSSU002), (ACSSU017), (ACSSU211) and (ACSSU030).] These statements call for students to observe the biological processes of a variety of different organisms. The positive point for using plants is that if they are roughly treated or neglected the consequences are less traumatic then if it was a guinea pig. 

 

This activity would also translate to Home Economics where students could use their herbs to create nutritional meals. Special needs students (and in fact all young children) can be very picky about their food, especially if it is green! By growing, nurturing and then using their own produce, students have ownership and this may make students more likely to try and like the foods. 

 

Through the teaching of Home Economics skills students can begin to acquire the necessary life skills to become independent. 

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Comfrey: How to Use

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Learn about how to grow comfrey and make it into a wonderful free fertilizer or healing poultice.

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Marty Roddy's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:42 PM

I have been a comfrey fan for 2-3 years now.

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20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!)

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!) | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it
Whether you have a vegetable garden, rose garden or weed garden, here is the best round up of gardening tips and ideas that you've probably never tried! All of these little tricks are resourceful ideas for a beginner or even the novice green thumb.
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Also good to use the water from your boiled or poached eggs.
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Back to basics: How old ways of farming are revolutionary - Los Altos Town Crier

Back to basics: How old ways of farming are revolutionary - Los Altos Town Crier | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it
Back to basics: How old ways of farming are revolutionary
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Biodynamic farming is an ancient philosophy that encourages a holistic approach to vineyard management that takes into account things such as lunar cycles.

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This Garden In A Bottle Has Been Thriving Since 1960: Sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years

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The Daily Mail has a fascinating feature on David Latimer and his soon to be 54-year-old bottle garden that he started on… (This Garden In A Bottle Has Been Thriving Since 1960: Sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years

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Experts offer up advice on how to move a prized tree

Experts offer up advice on how to move a prized tree | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow | Scoop.it
Ornamental trees and shrubs can outgrow their allotted space or find themselves in the way of a new patio or addition. By relocating a prized plant, the gardener can not only save a tree but also provide a great focal point for a reworked area.
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Greenhouse made of Vintage Materials

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Yes, we do ship anywhere in the US and Canada. Please message me for a shipping quote. This is a Custom Greenhouse made of reclaimed and

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