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For my birthday last Friday, CRAFT Contributing Writer Brookelynn Morris gave me some moss and other naturey bits from her neighborhood in northern California. This may seem strange, but the only natrurey bits I can find around my neighborhood in Brooklyn involve garbage and concrete, especially this time of the year when its too cold for even the resilient plant species. I brought my moss home and promptly used the guide she posted last week about mossariums to assemble a habitat for my new green fuzzy friends in a jar from this great dish/kitchenware store in NYC, Fishs Eddy. I used the sea glass BK gave me, some sea shells, and some wine corks as the substrate to support my moss. I think it turned out great, I look forward to taking care of this low-maintenance terrarium for a long time to come. Thanks, Brookelynn! Check out the rest of the photos in my Flickr set.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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