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Sustainable Gardening and Foraging

DIY garden projects.
Our family has been avid gardeners for years. We love gardening and creating fun and inviting garden projects indoor or outdoor our gardening space.
In addition, we enjoy foraging for edible native fruits and vegetables.
Get inspired with these gardening, foraging and DIY projects.




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Bird Seed Ornament

Bird Seed Ornament

Bird seed ornaments are fun and SO EASY to make. The feathery friends in your yard will love them! Watch the video to learn how to make bird seed ornaments. By YouTuber Tim Rosanelli

Birdbath Planter

Birdbath Planter

Don't throw away an old birdbath. Recycle it into birdbath planters. This project is so easy and only requires about a half hour to complete. Learn how to make a birdbath planter by watching our video tutorial and reading our step-by-step instructitons. Needlepointers.com

Blackberry Fruit Leather

Blackberry Fruit Leather

Collect wild blackberries and preserve by making into fruit leather. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods

A surprise find while driving down the road, 11.2 pounds of Chicken of the Woods.
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Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods

Learn how to identify Chicken of the Woods. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods

Learn how to clean and trim Chicken of the Woods. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Dish Garden Bird Feeder

Dish Garden Bird Feeder

This garden art project will add a unique, lovely accent to her garden and making a dish bird feeder is fun an easy.
Watch this tutorial to learn how to make one.
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Fruit Trees, Bushes and Plants for a Small Yard

Fruit Trees, Bushes and Plants for a Small Yard

Tour of fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and plants grown in Annette's yard.
Learn how to get the most our of the small yard by planting food-producing items. Even with a yard less then a quarter acres, you can grow a variety of garden to table fresh, sun-ripened fruit.
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Garden Dish Flower

Garden Dish Flower

Have your seen garden dish flowers in yards, shops and craft fairs? This DIY tutorial will show you how to make them yourself.
Dish flowers are are way to add fun and whimsical art to your garden.
The best part is they are so easy to make.
By the Needlepointers.com Staff

Garden Tour and Composting

Garden Tour and Composting

A spring tour of Chris' garden and learn her method of composting along with what to compost and what not to compost. Chris grows vegetables and fruits in her garden.

Gardening Tip

Gardening Tip

Watch this quick video! When planting seeds in the ground instead of labeling them, take a picture like with your mobile phone. Refer to this picture to see where you planted something. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Grilled Kale Recipe

Grilled Kale Recipe

Is your garden loaded with kale? Need an idea of how to use it? Try grilled kale. Grilled Kale is quickly becoming one of YouTuber Tim Rosanelli's favorite grilled vegetables. If you love kale chips, you're going to love this recipe.



Hickory Nut Tree

Hickory Nut Tree

It's time to collect some hickory nuts. Collecting hickory nuts is as simple as finding a tree and picking them up off the ground. How to prepare for eating. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Honey Bees

Honey Bees

Learn how to install package honey bees into an empty hive.

The package of bees contains 10,000 to 20,000 bees plus the queen. Watch the exciting process.
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Honey Harvesting

Honey Harvesting

Have you ever wondered how beekeepers extract honey from beehives? Here is the answer. Needlepointers.com

How to Drill Hole in Ceramic Flower Pot or Planter

How to Drill Hole in Ceramic Flower Pot or Planter

Have you ever purchased the perfect ceramic pot only to discover it doesn't have a drainage hole? If you can use a drill, you can make a hole in the bottom of the pot for drainage. Learn how to add a drainage hole to a planter. Needlepointers.com



How to Dye Queen Anne's Lace

How to Dye Queen Anne's Lace

One of my favorite wildflowers is Queen Anne’s Lace. You can be dye it, dry it and place it in a fresh or dried floral arrangement or use it in craft projects.
Queen Anne's Lace can also be used as a teaching tool. This is a great summer STEM experiment for kids.
Learn more!
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How to Grow Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes

Do you want to grow potatoes in your garden but you don't think you have room. The truth is, it is possible to grow potatoes in almost any sunny location - even on a deck or a porch - by using potato grow bags.

Learn how to plant potatoes in grow bags.
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How to Propagate Geranium Plants

How to Propagate Geranium Plants

Learn how to start geranium plants from cuttings. Never buy another geranium plant for your garden. Starting geraniums from cuttings is very easy. Needlepointers.com

Hydroponic Garden

Hydroponic Garden

How to set up a hydroponic garden. Learn how to grow food indoors during the winter. Needlepointers.com



Onion Sets

Onion Sets

Growing onion sets indoors is reward and the results are great. You only need an indoor light set up, a tray, some soil, and seeds. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

PVC Pipe Planter

PVC Pipe Planter

Whether you live in an urban area, in a small apartment or rural area, fresh food and herbs at your fingertips are easier than you think with PVC pipe. PVC pipe can be used for just about anything including making DIY PVC gardens. Needlepointers.com

Stepping Stone Tutorial

Stepping Stone Tutorial

Learn how to make a garden stepping stone. Needlepointers.com

Sweet Potato Slips

Sweet Potato Slips

How to start sweet potato slips. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel



Sweet Potatoes - Cutting Slips

Sweet Potatoes - Cutting Slips

When the slips are about 3 to 5 inches, cut and put in water. Watch video to learn more. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Wild Apples

Wild Apples

When looking for wild edibles, check out transition areas, the wooded areas between two fields. YouTuber Tim Rosanelli found some wild apple trees growing in this type of area. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Wineberry Foraging

Wineberry Foraging

Learn how to identify, harvest, use and preserve wineberries. This abundant fruit is an excellent source for free, organic, delicious fruit. Needlepointers.com











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