And a sweet little giveaway that means the whole big world to me.
We've had growing and planting on our minds in this little house of ours ever since that Charlie came home one day not so long ago and announced he would be an aquaponic farmer. You see he'd had his eye on aquaponics for a while and well, he's been in need of a good "man" project for like, ever and so when we were at the Hawaii State Food and Farm Fair this summer, well, he came away with even more pamphlets on the subject then any one fair attendee should be allowed and so now on our back deck we have really, truly a beautiful little garden growing exclusively in cinders with water that is recycled in a little ecosystem of fish and plants and microscopic life forms, it all feels a bit too Star Treky for me.
I on the other hand came away from the fair with this...
This sweet little guy is an origami pot made from folded newspaper. The Kokua Hawaii Foundation had the sweetest little table set up for fair goers to make little pots and plant little seeds.
I followed these beautifully simple directions here and I loved it so much I made a little series of pots to put on my kitchen counter. I have this strange little habit of saving the roots of little herbs like green onion and cilantro when I'm cooking and promising my husband and myself and the little roots too that I will plant them outside and grow my own herbs for cooking, you know 'cause that would be neat. And then of course I watch them over the next few days shrivel up and never quite make it off of the window sill I first set them on. So now into the pots they'll go and when they're ready they'll go right into the ground, pots and all. Genius, I know.
And this, this is pure sweetness...
Dee of Rising Tide Yoga in South Port, North Carolina, who also happens to be my mother in law, friend and great supporter, is giving one Local Sugar Hawaii reader a Yoga Mat from Lotus Body AND a set of Yoga Blocks.
You can enter this giveaway by following her blog here, where you'll find a wealth of information on yoga and all aspects of living life well.
Leave a comment below for each entry, and...
Good luck to ya.
Stacy Donaldson you are our yoga set winner-- whoo hoo!