gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Former men’s room of what used to be an elementary school in Detroit; the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a charter high school for young mothers and pregnant teens, now calls the historic building home. 
The property’s grounds feature a four-acre urban farm, which helps teach students about gardening, and enhances their skills sets.
The school, which allows students to “attend classes and care for their babies in a single environment,” was slated to be closed in 2011. Thanks to community members who rallied in support of the school, the school remains open today. Almost all the school’s graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges.
Via The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit: Places: Design Observer. Photograph by Andrew Herscher.

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Former men’s room of what used to be an elementary school in Detroit; the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a charter high school for young mothers and pregnant teens, now calls the historic building home. 

The property’s grounds feature a four-acre urban farm, which helps teach students about gardening, and enhances their skills sets.

The school, which allows students to “attend classes and care for their babies in a single environment,” was slated to be closed in 2011. Thanks to community members who rallied in support of the school, the school remains open today. Almost all the school’s graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges.

Via The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit: Places: Design Observer. Photograph by Andrew Herscher.

brightnest:

7 Fun Things to Do with Your Old Pumpkin via BrightNest

alexkpace:

I’ve had this big bunch of succulents/cacti on the bottom shelf of my indoor garden for a while now. I had to find something to do with them, so I made a box o’ succulents. I’m quite happy with the results, no more messy succulent shelf.

**Thanks to Mason for building me a box.

treehugger:

Adorable. (via How to DIY Adorable Snail Shell Miniature Gardens)

green-home:

Terrain in the Brandywine Valley of PA // 

Green Home

(via theartfulgarden)

greenlivingagent:

brkfstschmrkfst:

Various plants (in no particular order) that you can regrow from the food you already have! Woot! Way to reuse and recycle! I constantly have green onions and celery growing. (And potatoes/sweet potatoes but that just because they decided to do that in my pantry) Do you guys regrow any of your food?Apples- http://www.ehow.com/how_2135774_grow-apple-seeds.html Tomatoes- http://www.ehow.com/how_5581958_grow-tomatoes-fresh-tomato-seeds.html Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes- http://www.gardenguides.com/117543-plant-cuttings-potatoes.html Green Onions- http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-to-grow-green-onions-indefinitely.html http://tipnut.com/nifty-food-plants/ Leeks- same technique as green onionsCarrot Tops- http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/children-in-the-garden/grow-carrot-tops.htm Pineapple- http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/Pineapple/pineapple.htm Romaine Lettuce- Same technique as celeryCabbage- Same technique as celeryCelery- http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/growing-celery-indoors-never-buy-celery.html Avocado -http://www.thehungrymouse.com/2009/09/09/how-to-grow-an-avocado-tree-from-an-avocado-pit/ Lentils- http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/02/19/how-to-grow-sprouts/ Pumpkin- http://pinterest.com/pin/98375573080950437/ Ginger- http://www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-you-can-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/ Garlic- http://www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-you-can-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/ Bonus: Bok Choy - http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-to-regrowing-bok-choy.html
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greenlivingagent:

brkfstschmrkfst:

Various plants (in no particular order) that you can regrow from the food you already have! Woot! Way to reuse and recycle! I constantly have green onions and celery growing. (And potatoes/sweet potatoes but that just because they decided to do that in my pantry) Do you guys regrow any of your food?

Apples- http://www.ehow.com/how_2135774_grow-apple-seeds.html

Tomatoes- http://www.ehow.com/how_5581958_grow-tomatoes-fresh-tomato-seeds.html

Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes- http://www.gardenguides.com/117543-plant-cuttings-potatoes.html

Green Onions- http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-to-grow-green-onions-indefinitely.html
http://tipnut.com/nifty-food-plants/

Leeks- same technique as green onions

Carrot Tops- http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/children-in-the-garden/grow-carrot-tops.htm

Pineapple- http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/Pineapple/pineapple.htm

Romaine Lettuce- Same technique as celery

Cabbage- Same technique as celery

Celery- http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/growing-celery-indoors-never-buy-celery.html

Avocado -http://www.thehungrymouse.com/2009/09/09/how-to-grow-an-avocado-tree-from-an-avocado-pit/

Lentils- http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/02/19/how-to-grow-sprouts/

Pumpkin- http://pinterest.com/pin/98375573080950437/

Ginger- http://www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-you-can-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/

Garlic- http://www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-you-can-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/

Bonus: Bok Choy - http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-to-regrowing-bok-choy.html

(via The Healthy Hybrid - A life in transition)

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DIY TOOL BELT :)

nataliebjordal:

Today I’m going to show you how to make your own sweet tool belt from a $5 Home Depot apron ;) I tried to find a cute plain canvas tool belt everywhere and I couldn’t find a thing, so I bought this apron and changed it just a tad ;) 

The reason why I made myself a tool belt in the first place is because I always need lots of supplies when I’m setting up a wedding or styling a shoot! I go through lots of fishing wire, nails, double sided tape, clothes pins ect… so I absolutely need somewhere to put all my supplies and I just can’t bring myself to buy a fanny pack!

This tool belt is great to use for gardening as well and you can stencil and paint the canvas too if you want a cool design!

I first cut off the top….

then cut the ugly strap and buckle….sorry strap & buckle…

I used twill tape to replace the ugly strap and buckle..

Now fold the twill tape and sew together to make a skinner strap..

and now sew on the new strap to both sides of the tool belt…

TAH DAH! Now you have yourself a beauty canvas tool belt ;) 

I kept this tool belt plain but I’m going to make another one for my gardening tools and add some stencilled art work to it! 

Hope you enjoyed this fun and easy project!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

xoxo Nat

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Recycled CD Case Greenhouse Tutorial by Meg at  Mega Crafty from So You Think You’re Crafty here. *One image download. This project takes 40+ CD cases and the author writes:

“I’m going to tell you up front- this tutorial is pretty long. But don’t get scared off… the greenhouse really isn’t difficult to make. …The toughest part about the whole project is cutting the cases into angles- and even that’s not really hard to do, it just takes some patience. The rest of the project is just gluing!”

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Recycled CD Case Greenhouse Tutorial by Meg at  Mega Crafty from So You Think You’re Crafty here. *One image download. This project takes 40+ CD cases and the author writes:

“I’m going to tell you up front- this tutorial is pretty long. But don’t get scared off… the greenhouse really isn’t difficult to make. …The toughest part about the whole project is cutting the cases into angles- and even that’s not really hard to do, it just takes some patience. The rest of the project is just gluing!”


classymissmolassy:

Handmade Clay Pot Tutorial.
classymissmolassy:

DIY Succulent Terrarium.
unconsumption:

It’s wine o’clock (somewhere) — which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find.
Today, it’s wine bottles turned into planters — a great size for small succulents. Wine + reuse + container gardening = win!
The bottle-pots pictured here are from Bewley’s Rerun Productions.

For earlier posts in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series, look here. 

unconsumption:

It’s wine o’clock (somewhere) — which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find.

Today, it’s wine bottles turned into planters — a great size for small succulents. Wine + reuse + container gardening = win!

The bottle-pots pictured here are from Bewley’s Rerun Productions.

For earlier posts in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series, look here

unconsumption:

It’s wine o’clock (somewhere) — which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find:
Empty wine bottles made into bird feeders.
To DIY, see ChickenStreet’s tutorial here.
For earlier posts in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series, check out the archive here.

unconsumption:

It’s wine o’clock (somewhere) — which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find:

Empty wine bottles made into bird feeders.

To DIY, see ChickenStreet’s tutorial here.

For earlier posts in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series, check out the archive here.

designclues:

Urban garden in a wine box.
how-to details here.

designclues:

Urban garden in a wine box.

how-to details here.

unconsumption:

Today’s pallet fix:
Pallets made into a deck with a garden. Bonus: A repurposed barrel! 
(via Rue des Relookeurs; spotted on Pinterest here)
Related: Info here and here on adding backing to pallets for use in gardens, plus other DIY tips.

unconsumption:

Today’s pallet fix:

Pallets made into a deck with a garden. Bonus: A repurposed barrel

(via Rue des Relookeurs; spotted on Pinterest here)

Related: Info here and here on adding backing to pallets for use in gardens, plus other DIY tips.