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Category Archives: Connecting with Nature

What to Wear Hiking: Tips for Beginners

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger New England is home to several picturesque states such as Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Hiking is definitely popular among New Englanders. Whether you choose a classic hike like Mount Monadnock or Mount Washington in New Hampshire, or a larger setting such as Acadia National Park in Maine, […]

Get Out! Benefits of Outdoor Yoga and How to Zen-it-Yourself

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Posted by  Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Most of us want the benefits of a yoga routine, but the same old space you practice in can sap your motivation. That’s why you should revive your workout outside. Outdoor yoga combines the health advantages of exercise with the freshness of nature. Studies reported by The New York Times […]

Fun Outdoor Activities to Battle Summertime Heat: Water Activities in Your Backyard and Community

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger My family loves warm weather. After a harsh winter, we can’t get enough of the outdoors. Warm turns to hot before long, though, and the children start complaining. Sometimes, the best way to handle the summer heat is to be ready with a few fun outdoor activities. Let’s Pool Our […]

Five Home Garden Ideas Using Tomatoes

Posted on July 5th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger A home garden this summer can provide you with all the fresh organic produce you need. Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most prolific croppers of all the garden vegetables, and are a mainstay of your average garden salad recipe. Be environmentally friendly this season, save money, and […]

How to Make Your Own Flower Design with Backyard Flowers

Posted on June 28th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Flower arrangements brighten up any room. Creating your own flower design with backyard blooms is easy and inexpensive, and a lot greener than store-bought creations. Here are some flower arrangement ideas to help you create the prettiest bouquet around. Option 1: Asters, Zinnias, and More If you have lots […]

Three Family Weekend Getaways the Kids will Love

Posted on June 4th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Who says learning stops when the last bell rings? With the school year winding down, it’s time to plan family weekend getaways. And venturing just a few hours away to the areas neighboring your town is often all you need to unwind. From proper farming to clean water, here […]

Finding a Sustainable Kids Camp that Raises Eco-Awareness

Posted on May 28th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When school’s out, a kids camp provides fun new learning experiences for children. Camps can offer all sorts of activities, including sports, science, art, and music programs. Sustainable and environmentally friendly practices aren’t exclusive to traditional nature camps. Many long-term and day camps emphasize sustainability, and raise eco-awareness […]