Unilever’s Project Sunlight has some awesome Summer Sunlight Activities that you can be doing with your family.
Project Sunlight is an incredible initiative to make sustainable living commonlplace. Project Sunlight is encouraging families to make fun, not waste by participating in Summer Sunlight Activities. I LOVE this because I think it’s an amazing way to have some easy, fun with your children, all while teaching them ways to adopt sustainable habits at home. My 4 sons are at the perfect age to do projects like this and they really grasp the understanding in sustainable habits. My husband and I are passionate about teaching them easy ways to have some fun at home while keeping this mindset.
We chose to do the Summer Sunlight Activity – Be Your Own Farmer’s Market.
My husband has been teaching the boys how to garden and grow their own crops for the last 2 years. It’s become a true family passion and commitment. The garden at our house is more my “husband’s” garden, so this was a really cool project to have the boys do and feel like it’s their own thing.
By growing their own vegetables, herbs and fruits is an amazing way to reduce your carbon footprint and impact the environment. It’s also a great way to actually see your work blossom and feel part of something, it’s amazing in that way, too.
How can you Be Your Own Farmer’s Market?
Try up-cycling glass jars and containers like Hellmann’s mayonnaise containers. They are the perfect size! We go through mayo quite a bit in our house, so it’s an easy way to take the containers and do something fun with them.
This is what you need:
– 8-ounce jars (glass or plastic)
– Potting soil
– Small pebbles
– Vegetable/herb seeds or transplanted plants
– Labels and marker
Here’s how Alex and I created 3 of ours!
1) Rinse out the jars – clean and let them dry thoroughly. Take the time to label each jar what you will be growing in it.
2) Fill your jar on the bottom of it with small pebbles. Don’t go crazy. You just want a bottom to provide some drainage.
3) Add potting soil up to the top of the jar. Make sure you leave about 1 inch of space at the top. Also dig a small hole on top to make room for seeds or replanted plants.
4) Place seeds or transplanted plant on top. Pat down and make sure it’s firmly planted.
5) Water it daily!
6) Check out hellmanns.com for some DELISH summer recipes that you can make with some of the items you’re growing!!
Disclosure: Sponsored posting with Unilever Project Sunlight.