I ordered this 2009 desk calendar "made tree-free from recycled and renewable materials. Each month's page is embedded with one of 12 different wildflower seeds."
At the conclusion of the month, you place the page under a thin layer of soil, water thoroughly, and keep moist throughout the germination process. The tin that houses the calendar pages is even reusable. Wouldn't it be great if all products were designed and manufactured with a no waste end product?
I created a planting tray by hammering four nail holes for drainage in the bottom of an old very well-used cake pan that I purchased at a thrift shop then filled it with potting soil. After I shot this photo, I scattered a layer of soil over top of the calendar pages then spritzed with water. How fun to wait and see what kinds of wildflowers poke though the soil from January and February's plantable pages!
I ordered and received four of these 2009 plantable calendars in yesterday's mail after seeing them in my Body + Soul Magazine. I was so excited to tell you about them so you could order your own. Sadly, upon just now going to Olive Barn to copy their link for you, I discovered they have sold out and they won't be restocked. A silver lining is that I'm thinking maybe they'll carry them again in 2010, so check back with Olive Barn at the end of 2009. Also, a search may turn up the calendars on another site.
Mar. 5, 2009
Today's mileage: 1-mile walk plus 5-mile bike ride
Total monthly mileage for March: 12 miles
Bible reading? Yes.