Happy Friday! Before I proceed to the usual green home and garden (heavy on the latter today) link fest, I wanted to congratulate the winners —Todd Dwyer, Wendy Lynn Gantos, and Willa Jessee — of the Target eco-starter kit giveaway
. Thanks for being a fan of MNN on Facebook
and I hope the kits help you all start out on the right, green foot before you leave the house each day.
a few spring plantings that will turn your backyard into a songbird social club/cafeteria.
The Los Angeles Times observes
the three Rs while gardening with a look at unlikely repurposed garden tools including plastic jugs, old pantyhose, and old cat food cans.
Re-Nest hits the showers
with a look at 7 eco-friendly shower curtains including a PVC-free, DIY curtain from Urban Outfitters that comes complete with nontoxic markers.
The Wall Street Journal is hyped
about the Garden Conservancy's 15th annual Open Days program. This fundraising effort allows the public to tour 336 stunning private garden across the country for a nominal fee.
GOOD checks in
with Gordon Douglas, the intrepid urban gardener behind The Back Garden Project, as he makes a planter from discarded IKEA furniture.
TreeHugger heads to
one place I wouldn't mind calling home, Florianopolis, Brazil, to highlight a beautiful, eco-friendly condo complex that's slated to be completed in 2012. The one caveat: it's a bit out of the way making residents rely heavily on cars.
Design Milk is delighted
(and so am I) by the Gymnasium Collection, a line of eco-furnishings designed by Søren Rose Studio for Danish furniture brand Mater.
on how to make your very own pendant lamp out of an ostrich egg, electrical cord, and a few other supplies.