Tagged Connections: Farm, Garden, Home & Humanity

Update Your Links to Brainripples, Arboreality and AppleJade

Please update your links at Brainripples:

Thanks to the excellent support and documentation at WordPress.org, I’ve made some subtle but important changes to Brainripples. They may not seem like much to you, but I’m awfully proud of having figured out the nuances of keeping WordPress in its own directory while you, dear reader, see only www.brainripples.com.

All links which previously included ‘ /home/ ‘ are being corrected throughout the site.

I suppose if I was REALLY smart, there’d be some fancy redirect, and you’d never know the difference. Next time, perhaps.

Update your links for your favorite blog channels and RSS feeds as follows:

Forest | Arboreality

Blog: http://www.brainripples.com/category/forest/

RSS: http://www.brainripples.com/category/forest/feed/

Garden | AppleJade

Blog: http://www.brainripples.com/category/garden/

RSS: http://www.brainripples.com/category/garden/feed/

Studio | Brainripples

Blog: http://www.brainripples.com/category/studio/

RSS: http://www.brainripples.com/category/studio/feed/

All Blog Channels at Brainripples

Blog: http://www.brainripples.com/blog/

RSS: http://www.brainripples.com/feed/

Thank you, faithful readers!

Celebrate Plants with Botanical Blog Carnivals

Summer Moonset Among Alders (Alnus rubra)

Join in the green festivities online with two lush blog carnivals:

The Festival of the Trees

First, high thee hence to The Organic Writer blog where Yvonne Osborne has prepared an inspiring forest-garden for every wanderer at The Festival of the Trees 49: Favorite Trees.

Happy Birthday, Festival of the Trees! Since July 2006 the Festival of the Trees has been celebrating all things arboreal online with the participants and hosts from around the world.

Join us for Issue #50: Trees Through a Child’s Eyes, hosted by Roberta Gibson at the Growing with Science Blog.

Roberta asks that we consider submitting child-friendly posts. Ideas include sharing bark rubbings, children’s drawings of trees and leaves, ideas for or photographs of tree houses, nature journals with tree themes, photos from a favorite walk through the woods, science experiment ideas, etc. If you want some serious inspiration, she suggests you take a look at Rachel Carson’s book THE SENSE OF WONDER.

You can read details about issue #50 here, and the easy submission information is included below:

Host: Growing With Science Blog

Deadline: July 29

Email to: growingwithscience [at] gmail [dot] com – or use the contact form

Theme: Trees through a child’s eyes

Important! Put “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line of your email

Berry Go Round

To begin, enjoy issue #29 of Berry Go Round at the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog, which brings us “11 blog posts about plants that you really must read.”

This July Berry Go Round issue #30 visits Brainripples and opens its garden gates to intersections of arts and sciences throughout the plant kingdom.

Berry Go Round is a celebration of all things botanical, which encourages lively discussions about plants, their natural history, life cycle, growth habit and other related topics. I’m asking participants to expand this discussion to apply concrete botanical information to your personal interactions with plants, and allow yourselves to be inspired, to create, and to share.

Scientists and laypeople alike are encouraged to investigate not only the physiological and ecological aspects of a plant, but also a plant’s relationship to you, people, culture, place, art, dreams, and beyond.

Host: Brainripples

Deadline: July 28

Email to: trees [at] brainripples [dot] com (or use the BGR submission options here)

Themes: Stretch yourself – incorporate botanical observations with artistic reflections

Important! Put “Berry Go Round” in the subject line of your email

Recap: What’s a Blog  Carnival?

If you’re still scratching your head, and you want to participate, here’s a little help…

Botanical Blog Carnival Participation in four easy steps:

Step 1: Blog about plants, trees, and all things botanical (or create other content/media, and share it online)

Step 2: Send us the link (see above for each blog carnival’s submission information)

Step 3: Spread the word (tell your friends)

Step 4: Enjoy!

Blog carnivals are published on a regular schedule, usually at a different Host blog for each issue. The Festival of the Trees and Berry Go Round are each published once per month. To find additional Nature Blog Carnivals, visit the Nature Blog Network.

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and Butterfly