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DIY Terrarium

Terrariums are a great way to interact with nature in the winter, or any time of year.  For me, they evoke a feeling of nostalgia for the Victorian era.  Victorians had an innate desire to commune with the natural world in response to the rapidly changing landscape during the industrial revolution.  Botanist Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward accidently made the first terrarium …

Hidden away in the inner nature of the real man is the law of his life, and someday he will discover it and consciously make use of it. He will heal himself, make himself happy and prosperous, and live in an entirely different world. For he will have discovered that life is from within and not from without.

- Ernest Shurtleff Holmes