Category Archives: Natural Dyes

Protecting & Nurturing Native Bees

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Pollinator Garden, one year old and already flourishing On Beyond Honeybees As I was watering the year-old pollinator garden at the Senior Center this morning, I noticed over a dozen kinds of bees busy at work. That made me very … Continue reading

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Keeping In Touch Without Touching

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If you can’t dye Easter eggs, try sheep…natural dyes of course A Flurry Of Flower Fairies Today Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced that schools will remain closed until September. A lot of other institutions and businesses will remain closed … Continue reading

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Make Delicious Organic Food Coloring

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  Naturally Lovely Holiday Food My winter holidays are delightfully enhanced by my housemates, a young mom with a 9 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. It was fun to watch them decorate their tree with kitten-proof … Continue reading

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Creative Ways With Weeds

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Check the library for books that explain how to make safe natural dyes, then experiment freely with roots, bark, stems, seeds, foliage, and petals to discover the beautiful world of natural color hidden in your own backyard. Continue reading

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