Sun printing on fabric lets you use the plants in your garden to create beautiful patterns, and the resulting fabric can be made into clothing or a framed work of art. We teach you how to make a cyanotype with step-by-step instructions.
We are digging these free PDF plans to build your own portable outdoor kitchen from Studiomama, which has a sink and a watering can underneath so that the gray water can be collected and reused. (How handy for gardeners!) Plus, there's a one gas burner, a chopping board, and a little storage area for tools and condiments.
Rebecca Burgess's Fibershed challenge—to wear clothes that are farmed, created, and dyed with materials made within 150 miles of her front door—takes the idea of living locally and buying American to a whole new level. We report on her project, including her garden of indigo plants grown to create natural blue dyes.