Celebrating Earth Day – Go Green with Recycled Newspaper Seedling Pots, CSA and More

It may be too early to plant vegetables and fruits outside, but it’s the perfect time to plant seedlings indoors.  A few weeks ago, children at Rodef Shalom Congregation started tomatoes, carrots, chives, lima beans, parsley, squash, peas, snapdragons and pansies from seeds for The Edible Garden.

The Rodef Shalom Preschool kids planted their seeds in biodegradable seedling trays. 

Rodef Shalom Preschool Seedlings

The older kids in the Rodef Shalom Religious School made seedling pots out of recycled newspaper then planted their seeds. 

Edible Garden Seedlings in Recycled Paper Pots

Making recycled newspaper pots is fun, easy and a perfect Earth Day project for the entire family!  Use only black & white newspaper because the ink is soy-based and not toxic for growing edibles.

Check out this how-to video for Newspaper Seedling Pot Instructions.

Becoming earth friendly can be a family affair!  Do you need a little kid-friendly and eco-friendly inspiration?  Here are some wonderful ideas:

Before you put household items in the recycle bin, take a look at these ideas to reuse these items in your garden.

Here’s an idea to save for later when your garden is grown – recycle your edible plants and make a beautiful Edible Bouquet.  This idea, and others ways to recycle your edible plants, are highlighted on the blog:  Eat Drink Better.

Edible Bouquet

Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

One last idea – Participate in Community Supported Agriculture at Rodef Shalom!

Shop for local, organic food delivered directly to Rodef Shalom Congregation from Isadore Foods. Order vegetables, fruits, free-range chicken and eggs, meats, and dairy products from family-owned farms in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Weekly and bi-weekly subscriptions, as well as a la carte items, are available. Pick up your order on Thursdays at Rodef Shalom from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Orders are packed in easy-to-carry bags. Click here to learn more about Community Supported Agriculture. 

Go towww.isadorefoods.com 

Become a new customer by clicking “join” and filling out the registration form.

Add items you want to buy to the online shopping cart.

For 10% off your first order, use code “postcard.”

Check out by choosing the Rodef Shalom pickup location and entering your payment information.

After you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email with your delivery date, time, and location.

Questions? Call (412) 400-4721.  


How are you celebrating Earth Day? Please share your ideas!