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Dress The Part: At Home Farmer

Dress The Part: At Home Farmer

There are many ways you can bring farm life into your home and make a small change towards sustainable living whether you own a farm, have a large backyard, or live in a tiny apartment. We've pulled together a few different ways you can incorporate sustainable living into your every day life.

* The products below have been selected because they either come from businesses that are socially responsible, grow organic, or allow you to reduce, reuse, recycle and think sustainably.

DRESS THE PART!

Nothing makes you feel more like a farmer than dressing the part: comfy overalls, long rainboots, protective gloves and a wide-brim hat.

  

1. Denim Overalls. Every farmer needs a pair of overalls and we think these Madewell classics are perfect. See how Madewell is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

2. Garden Gloves. If you're pottering around the garden, pulling weeds or digging up soil, you want to protect your hands and keep them clean with a good pair of gloves. Click here to buy >>

3. Rubber Rainboots. We're obsessed with rainboots for any occassion but particularly for stomping around the muddy stalls of the farm. See how Kaufmann Mercantile is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

  

4. Market Basket. A big basket for picking your own veggies or taking a trip to the local farmers market. See how The Little Market is socially responsible. Click here to buy >>

5. Gardening Apron. This easy garden apron has easy to access pockets, perfect for storing the tools you need around the garden and in the vegetable fields. Click here to buy >>

6. Wide-brimmed Hat. Stay protected from the sun's rays with a big wide-brimmed hat. See how J.Crew is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

GATHER YOUR TOOLS!

Tools of the trade for all your at-home farming and indoor growing needs: shovels, watering cans, kneeling mats and pruners.

  

1. Tool Set. Shovel, cultivator and dibber for planting, digging and clawing out plant roots. See how Kaufmann Mercantile is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

2. Kneeling Pad. Comfortable resting knee pad for the hours spent outside weeding and planting. Click here to buy >>

3. Watering Can. Small enough for watering indoor plants and big enough to take to the gardens. Click here to buy >>

  

4. Four-Season Farm Card. Laminated card to keep you on track with your garden through all four seasons. See how Modern Farmer is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

5. All-Purpose Pruner. For keeping your garden neatly trimmed and ensuring all plants are growing strong. Click here to buy >>

6. Garden Labels. Chalkboard labels to keep track of your garden plants and mix and match as needed. Click here to buy >> 

CARE FOR SOME ANIMALS!

You can care for an animal and look out for their needs.

  

1. Sponsor an barnyard animal. You can care for a farm animal in need by sponsoring from Farm Sanctuary. Provide it with food, shelter and medical care, by simple donating. Click here to see how >>

2. Invest in a bee house. Bees help us in so many ways and need our help in return. If you have a big yard, invest in a sustainable bee house to help care for the bees that keep your garden growing. Click here to buy >>

3. Become a Farm Sanctuary Intern. Spend time at Farm Sanctuary and really learn how to care for farm animals. Get up close and personal with barnyard friends by volunteering your time. Click here to see more >>

  

4. Adopt a pig. Although we don't encourage pigs as "pets" inside the house, there are a lot of pigs in need of good, caring homes. Search Petfinder for animals in need but be sure to do your research into everything they require before bringing one home. Click here to see more >>

5. Hang a bird house. Invite birds into your backyard by hanging a bird house on a tree and providing food and shelter to keep it happy and looked after. Click here to buy >>

6. Adopt a rabbit. Many people believe that rabbits are an easy "starter-pet." This couldn't be further from the truth. If you have done your research and believe you have what it takes to provide a rabbit with all the love and care it needs, choose to adopt from Petfinder rather than purchase from a pet store. Click here to see more >>

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD!

Open your family's eyes to the amazing world of home-grown products (that taste so much better than store bought!!) and the ease of sustainable and organic eating. These planter kits are fun and easy to grow right inside your home.

  

1. Pail Strawberries. Easy to grow strawberry garden for the kitchen or living room. See the Potting Shed Creation's organic certificateClick to buy >>

2. The Mushroom Kit. Mushrooms grown fresh out of the box in 10 days. Click to buy >>

3. Garden-In-A-Bag. Mini-tomatoes, herbs, flowers and even pet food all grown in a bag. See the Potting Shed Creation's organic certificate. Click to buy >>

  

4. Apple Tree-To-Be. For a garden with space to start an apple orchard. See the Potting Shed Creation's organic certificateClick to buy >>

5. Grow Bottles. Herbs that grow indoors year-round in a re-purposed wine bottle. See the Potting Shed Creation's organic certificateClick to buy >>

6. Culinary Vegetable Garden. A collection of organic vegetables to grow in containers or in the garden. See the Potting Shed Creation's organic certificateClick to buy >>

APPRECIATE NATURAL RESOURCES!

A large part of sustainable living is learning not to take advantage of the Earth's natural resources. Incorporating solar energy, recycled water and composting into our every day lives is an easy way to take care of our environment and learn to be resourceful, not wasteful. 

  

1. Bokashi Composting Kit. Recycle kitchen scraps in-house and turn them into organic compost soil conditioner for plants and garden beds. See why Bokashi is environmentally sustainableClick here to buy >>

2. Gardener's Compost Container. Small canister for the kitchen to turn food scraps into nutrient-rich soil without any odor. Click here to buy >>

3. Solar Powered Lanterns. Solar lanterns decorate the garden and light it up using the magic of the sun. See how Bambeco is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

  

4. Rain Barrel and Garden Hose. Catch and resuse rainwater with an attached hose to use recycled water. Click here to buy >>

5. Natural Soil Conditioner. All-natural fertilizer made from animal droppings and alfalfa hay. See how Kaufmann Mercantile is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

6. Petal Drops Rain Catcher. Flower funnel for catching small amounts of water in recycled bottles. Perfect for small apartments with no room for large barrels. Click here to buy >>

GET THE KIDS INVOLVED!

It's never too early to teach your kids to appreciate the outdoors and learn about all the ways they can live sustainable lives. Teach them about the magic of the earthworm, the beauty of gardening, and the excitement in growing your own food.

  

1. Gardening Kit. Small set of garden tools to get the kids digging and planting. See how Seedling is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

2. The Worm Farm Kit. Kids can have their first real farming experience with a worm farm kit to watch over the hard little workers that help our garden grow. See how Seedling is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

3. Vegie Patch Kit. Encourage your kids to grow from seed, learn about vegetables and understand the world of vegetable farming. See how Eco Toys is socially responsibleClick here to buy >>

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diane hill said…

i love this site. Thank you for all of this great information.

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