Earth Day at Black Cat Books

Sunday, April 22nd, 2-4 p.m. and all day!

Greenwoman Magazine will join Black Cat Books and safron on Earth Day (720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO; 719.685.1589) in a celebration that will feature up-cycled and recycled clothing lines, resusable bags, Earth Day-themed snacks, and a Green Carnation Project demonstration.

“Green Glam, I am a Fan!”

Amici Creations is the result of two friends (Susan and Tricia) and artists coming together to make fabulous scarves. Amici is the ltalian word for friends. These scarves are more than just an accessory. Each scarf is made either partially or fully from previously owned clothing. They bond silk, rayon, cotton, and viscose together with merino wool through a nuno felting process. The star found on each Amici Scarf represents friendship. For more information, check out their website at

Elisabethan Eco Fashion

They’re crazy about recycling! Since 1996, Elisabethan Eco Fashion has been committed to making exceptional garments and goodies from all the post-consumer fabric they can get their eager little mitts on. Using laundered second-hand clothing as their “yardage,” they hand-cut each piece using their original patterns, then lovingly combine them into one-of-a-kind items. It’s new, not more. Enjoy!

Greenwoman Magazine & The Green Carnation Project

Sandra Knauf with Greenwoman Magazine (“A Literary Garden of fiction, nonfiction, commentary, biography, art, and comics”) will have a display on The Green Carnation (Pesticide Awareness) Project.

The idea behind the Green Carnation Project is simple: Put some white carnations in to a jar/vase of water with a generous amount of green food coloring overnight or a few hours. Then display at stores, schools, churches. Ask people to wash off the coloring. They can’t. Point made. This is the same for any pesticide/herbicide that is absorbed through the roots or leaves of trees and plants–even Roundup. There are so many viable alternatives instead of “the unthinkable risk to our children–ourselves.”

Sandra will also be giving away some copies of the first issue of Greenwoman Magazine.

We hope to see you there!


Filed under Garden Writers We Love

2 responses to “Earth Day at Black Cat Books

  1. I love the green carnation idea. I’m working on a post now to address the tension between neighbors regarding the use of pesticides on their lawns and those of us who don’t. I think green might be too pretty a color for this experiment. I say dye the carnations a murky, yucky eat-this-and-you’ll-get-sick color. But I’ll read your links before I change things up.

    • Thanks, Kathryn and I feel your pain! My brand new (quite young) neighbor was out spraying Roundup last week. I like your idea but I think, ultimately, it’s one of those things where a gentle touch is going to work best in the long run. (With most, they just aren’t aware.) P. S. I would love to read your post!

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