I'm coming off an amazing 24 hour buying trip, more on that later! But I just had to pause and say thank you guys for making our Earth Day Make and Take Event so special!
For those that participated, we made these cute chalkboard pots and planted pollinator friendly plants. We used my newest color, Pothole, of my own chalky finish brand of paint, Cottage Nest Paint. I love our paint but even I was amazed at the coverage this black has...and yes it worked really well as a chalkboard finish.
The star of the show was this guy tho, a Giant Swallowtail butterfly that I had pinned all my hopes on emerging for the big day. Thankfully he agreed and it gave me an opportunity to share the work I am doing to raise and conserve butterflies. All butterflies are in a decline, so to share this amazing animal in our Monarch Waystation was beyond special.
If you liked this event, please share your thoughts! Also, we have plans for a special Fall event that will have another eco-friendly focus to it, so keep watching and reading for details!