Vietnamese Kindergarten Feeds 500 Students With Rooftop Vegetable Garden!

August 25, 2013 by  
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Respect for the environment and the skills needed for self-sufficiency must be taught at a young age. In addition to “reading, writing, and arithmetic,” why not also teach kids how to grow their own food in an eco-friendly way? That’s the philosophy behind The Farming Kindergarden , a Vietnamese school that is installing a massive rooftop garden in order to teach children the basics of raising their own fresh food. Maintaining the garden teaches children valuable skills, and helps provide meals for both students and faculty. Designed by Vo Trong Nghia architecture firm, the facility also includes water recycling,  solar  water heating, pc-concrete louver for shading and more green features designed to inspired young students to care about the planet. Click through to see more pictures of this amazing living roof! Read More >> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green roofs , green schools , kindergarten , living roofs , rooftop gardens , schools , vegetable gardens , Vietnam        

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How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

May 5, 2013 by  
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Spring is the perfect time of year to plant a garden, and it’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening at a young age. Over at our green parenting site Inhabitots , we’ve put together a tutorial for how to plant a simple herb garden using eggshell planters. All you need for this simple project is an egg carton, some egg shells, soil, seeds — and a willingness to get your hands dirty. Head over to Inhabitots to view the entire DIY tutorial. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY , DIY garden , egg carton , eggshell garden , Gardening , green parenting , herb garden , Inhabitots , parenting , recycled egg carton        

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Gabrielle Anwar Lives the Simple Life, Meryl Streep’s Message for Moms, and More

March 5, 2010 by  
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Photo via EcoStiletto Actress Gabrielle Anwar –most famous for her Scent of a Woman tango with Al Pacino and her current role on USA’s Burn Notice knows that the lessons you learn as a kid are the ones most likely to stay with you–whether that means teaching her daughter that acting isn’t all that glamourous or instilling good, green habits at a young age. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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