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Suz Lipman's Blog – April 2010 Archive (4)

Dance Around a Maypole for May Day





Happy May Day, everyone. I find this mid-spring holiday full of inspiring and fairly simple traditions. Since I last wrote about May Day wreaths, I thought I'd look into the tradition of the maypole.



The first maypoles were humble pine trees, which were carried in processions to Ancient Roman temples to honor the goddess Flora and celebrate spring. In Pagan Medieval… Continue

Added by Suz Lipman on April 30, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Celebrate May Day with Floral Wreaths, Crowns and Baskets





Inspired by Kari's beautiful video about making dandelion crowns, I decided to look into the practice of making floral crowns, wreaths and May baskets to celebrate May Day, which will be on Saturday and marks the mid-point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice.



It turns out that… Continue

Added by Suz Lipman on April 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Earth Day and Every Day: Ways to Make Gardening Extra Fun for Kids





With Earth Day upon us, not to mention the warmer and longer spring days, many of us have been heading into our gardens. Around much of the Northern Hemisphere, this is the peak time to sow some seeds into the ground, as well as plant a lifelong gardening habit into the children in our lives.…



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Added by Suz Lipman on April 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Dye Eggs Like the Ancients with Plant Dyes

Wondering what to do with the eggs you might find in nature or during an organized egg hunt? Lots of ideas and instructions for dying, decorating and enjoying can be found on my blog, Slow Family Online.



Some of these were contributed by Molly de Vries of The Fabric Society who dyed eggs with natural plant dyes such as onion skin, turmeric,… Continue

Added by Suz Lipman on April 2, 2010 at 1:07pm — 5 Comments

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