Green Eggs
An Eco-Friendly Easter

Carroll Park, March 25, 2018


Egg-cellent Decorating

Using plant-based dyes and crayons to decorate eco-friendly Easter eggs

The Takeaways:
- How to create paints / dyes using everyday household items
- How food waste can be nutritious for another life form
   (eggshells -> plant life)
- Raising awareness about toxicity; the materials we use and their downstream impact on the environment

At Home:
- Observe how the egg-dye ages as it is exposed to light and air
- Dispose the eggshells by crushing it and using it to fertilize the soil in the egg carton garden


Garden in a Carton

Recycling pulp egg cartons to plant starter seeds which can then be re-planted in a garden or planter

The Takeaways:
- What plants need to grow (soil, water, oxygen, light, protection)
- Reusability / repurposing objects instead of discarding them

At Home:
- Find a light filled and warm place for the carton until they sprout (1 week)
- Water seeds a little everyday to keep soil very moist
   (Overwatering the seedling will deprive it of oxygen)
- Celebrate when the seeds sprout and help transfer to a garden or planter
   (Make sure the carton is soaking wet before planting!)
Bonus: Add the crushed Easter eggs into the soil!

We hope to see you there!


If you enjoyed this event,
you would love our course 'How It Grows'

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