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Gift Guide 2018: 11 Gifts for the Eco-Friendly Gardener

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Gift Guide 2018: 11 Gifts for the Eco-Friendly Gardener

December 7, 2018

For the person on your holiday list who never forgets to bring a reusable tote to the farmers’ market, reminds you to recycle, and will wrap your gift in brown paper, here are 11 eco-aware gifts he or she will appreciate (and the earth will too).

Native Flowers

The eco-aware can avoid buying imported blooms from florists by planting seeds for a native cutting garden. Floret Farm&#8
Above: The eco-aware can avoid buying imported blooms from florists by planting seeds for a native cutting garden. Floret Farm’s Seed Collections come with a curated selection of seeds in coordinating varieties and colors, like the Sherbert Punch Zinnia Mix (shown); $21.95.

Quality Gardening Tools to Last a Lifetime

Heritage brand Burgon & Ball has been manufacturing steel tools since 30, and the products are designed to last a lifetime. A Round-Tined Hand Fork (£loading=
Above: Heritage brand Burgon & Ball has been manufacturing steel tools since 1730, and the products are designed to last a lifetime. A Round-Tined Hand Fork (£11.99) or a Shrub Rake (£11.99) would look quite cute poking out of a stocking, no?
And, help maintain tools in perfect condition with the Sneeboer Garden Tool Maintenance Kit, which includes a wire brush for removing dirt and debris, linseed oil for conditioning wood handles, and a stone for honing bladed tools; $68 through Terrain.
Above: And, help maintain tools in perfect condition with the Sneeboer Garden Tool Maintenance Kit, which includes a wire brush for removing dirt and debris, linseed oil for conditioning wood handles, and a stone for honing bladed tools; $68 through Terrain.

Compost Starter Kit

For those getting started composting, or fine-tuning their current practice, the Rodale Book of Composting is $6.93 on Amazon.
Above: For those getting started composting, or fine-tuning their current practice, the Rodale Book of Composting is $6.93 on Amazon.
And, upgrade them to a stylish Bamboo Countertop Composter, made from biodegradable and dishwasher safe bamboo fiber; $40 from Bamboozle.
Above: And, upgrade them to a stylish Bamboo Countertop Composter, made from biodegradable and dishwasher safe bamboo fiber; $40 from Bamboozle.

Herbal Healing

The Natural Wonders Gift Set ($90) from The Line includes The New Herbal, an illustrated guide of more than 500 plants and their healing properties, plus a clear resin dandelion head paperweight.
Above: The Natural Wonders Gift Set ($90) from The Line includes The New Herbal, an illustrated guide of more than 500 plants and their healing properties, plus a clear resin dandelion head paperweight.

Paper Pots

The Paper Pot Maker from Shed allows you to make your own seedling pots out of newsprint strips; $.
Above: The Paper Pot Maker from Shed allows you to make your own seedling pots out of newsprint strips; $28.

Hydroponic Herbs

The Eco Planter Herb Kit uses a hydroponic self-watering system, which takes the guesswork out of watering and reduces water waste. Choose from basil, cilantro, parsley, or mint for $ each, or get a set of all four for $0 from Food5
Above: The Eco Planter Herb Kit uses a hydroponic self-watering system, which takes the guesswork out of watering and reduces water waste. Choose from basil, cilantro, parsley, or mint for $25 each, or get a set of all four for $100 from Food52.

Reusable Plant Markers

These Slate Plant Labels can be written on in chalk, making them reusable year after year; $.95 for a -pack with
Above: These Slate Plant Labels can be written on in chalk, making them reusable year after year; $29.95 for a 10-pack with 22-inch metal rods from Amazon.

Upcycled Bird Feeder

Up the recipient&#8
Above: Up the recipient’s recycling game with a Recycled Bottle Bird Feeder Kit, which turns any empty two-liter bottle into a bird feeder; $12 from Shed.

Beekeeping Essentials

Above: A Backyard Beehive ($379.95) and Backyard Beehive Starter Kit ($189.95) from Williams Sonoma turns any backyard into a bee sanctuary.

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