Sunday, April 7, 2013

Terrific Terrariums!

Spring is here! And to celebrate, Spring Valley and EcoHouse took a trip to Logee's Greenhouses in Danielson, CT to check out their selection of rare and amazing plants! The trip was organized by Spring Valley farmers, Lina & Tanya as part of their presentation to EcoHousers on how to make your own terrariums. Students took the opportunity at Logee's to load up on plants to put in their terrariums and to be transported for a day into a tropical rain forest.

Part 3 of Lina & Tanya's presentation included a trip back to Spring Valley farm to assemble our terrariums! 

Necessary supplies included:
  • recycled commercial sized pickle jars donated by various dining halls on campus
  • soil, sand, and pebbles for proper drainage
  • plants!

Assembly was pretty simple, layer the pebbles and sand in the jar, put in the plants, add soil and enjoy!
EcoHouse Volunteers Sienna and Abby building their terrariums

~Laura :)

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