Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gardeners' Sustainable Living 2011 Winners

Happy Earth Day! I am excited to announce the winners in my Gardeners' Sustainable Living Project/Giveaway. Thank you to everyone who wrote blog posts, left comments and offered garden prizes. They are all wonderful and inspirational!

Here are the lucky winners...selected randomly.  Please email me at starlight1957 AT gmail DOT com with your full name and address and I will arrange to have your items mailed out to you as soon as possible!

1.    Cheryl Kilgore @ Life's Small Blessings:  The Fiskars Rain Barrel

2.    Wendy @ Greenish Thumb:  The Keter Composter

3.    Nettie York @ Nettie's Gardens:  CobraHead Hand Weeder

4.    Tammy @ Stitch This Designs:  West County Gardener Landscape Gloves

5.    Michael @ Wormspit:  The Kombi Combination Garden Tool

6.    Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens:  Gardening Nude, by Shawna Coronado

7.    Alison @ Bonney Lassie:  The Green Gardeners Guide, by Joe Lamp'l

8.    Jacqui @ The French Village Diaries:  The Complete Idiot's Guide to Composting, by Chris  

9.    Lona @ A Hocking Hills Garden:  Corona Garden Tote with Hand Tools

10.  Jean @ Jean's Garden:  Magazine Subscription from State-by-State Gardening

11.  Byddi Lee @ We Didn't Come Here For The Grass:  Stainless Steel Water Bottle from Hip Mountain

12.  Clare @ Curbstone Valley Farm:  Green Cure Fungucide & Spray Bottle from GardenShoesOnline

13.  Linda @ Garden Girl: Moo Poo Tea from Authentic Haven Brand

14.  Lori @ Claydancer Studio:  Seed Keeper Deluxe from the Seed Keeper Company

15.  Jenn's Cooking Garden:  Organic Starter Garden Seed Collection from Botanical Interests

16.  Janet @ Queen of Seaford:  Plantable Greeting Cards from Wall Flower Studio

17.  Chuck @ Small Plot Gardens:  Three-Sisters Garden Seedpack from Renee's Garden

18.  Hilery Hixon @ Desert Greenhouse Guide:  Handcrafted Gourd Bowl from Gardening Jones

19.  Tina @ In The Garden:  Reusable Grocery/Tote Bag from Thanks For Today

20.  Beth @ Plant Postings:  Galanthus Collection from Carolyn's Shade Gardens

21.  Carol in AZ:  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (donated by Pam Hubbard)

22.  Suz @ Slow Family:  Bringing Nature Home, by Doug Tallamy (donated by Jan Doble)

For anyone who missed the blog post and would like to see the list of bloggers, commenters and companies who contributed to this Earth Day project, visit the Gardeners' Sustainable Living Project/Giveaway of 2011.

Words and photos ©Thanks for today.™, by Jan Huston Doble @
Not to be reproduced or re-blogged without express permission of the author.


  1. Congrats to all the winners!

  2. Congrats to the winners indeed!!

  3. Congratulations to everyone! I enjoyed reading all the posts and everyone's wonderful efforts on living a "greener" life.

  4. Congrats to the winners. I did a post about composting today, late as ever for your contest, but then I'm not in it for the prize, just wanted to link up with your great idea for Earth Day.

  5. Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks again, Jan, for hosting this. It was such a great way to remind all of us of what we can do to help protect Mother Earth.

  6. What a great list of giveaways! I enjoyed writing a post to support your wonderful project. It was also a joy to read all the posts from other bloggers and readers. Thank you for hosting such a thoughtful and worthwhile project. Congratulations to the winners! Happy Earth Day!

  7. Congratulations to each and everyone! We are all winners by helping each other be a little more conscious of how we can be more sustainable.

  8. Wow! I am so excited to have won some new tools. Congrats to all of the winners and Happy Earth Day! Thanks Jan for hosting such a great giveaway and for the worthwhile project and topic.It was fun to read about all of the wonderful things everyone is doing to add their piece of green or conservation to our world.

  9. WooHoo! I won a book! Cool! Thanks so much, Jan.

    Congrats to all the other winners!

  10. Congratulations to all the winners!! What a great giveaway and I have really enjoyed reading all the posts. I got some new ideas too!


  11. Everybody is a winner...that's for sure! I was going to publish a more uplifting earth day post but haven't been feeling well. Not up for writing/posting but want to say thank you again to everyone who participated. I learned so much and will be thinking about what everyone had to say for a long time to come. Thanks, all;-)

  12. First I want to thank you again for hosting this wonderful congrats to all the winners...and lastly hope you feel better deserve a rest..Happy Earth Day

  13. Dear Jan, Thank you for hosting this great give-away, and congrats to all the winners. Let me know the name and address of the person who won the book I donated, and I'll get it out right away in the mail. You are the best! P x

  14. Thanks for hosting, Jan. How exciting--Galanthus from Carolyn! Congrats to all the other winners, too. I hope you feel better soon, Jan. Happy Earth Day!

  15. Thanks so much for hosting this Jan! So excited :) We'll definatly put the RainBarel to good use around here :)

    Congrats to everyone to! I've loved reading everything and gleaning a lot of new ideas to try :)
    Hope you feel better soon!!

  16. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to Jan for hosting! Happy (late) Earth Day, Jan! (I just did an Earth Day post tonight, fyi)

  17. Happiness all around! Wonderful giveaway, Jan!! :o)

  18. That is a great amount of winners! I'm sending you my address right away for my grocery bag. Yeah!

  19. Jan - yes, I will harvest potatoes from the compost pile! I should have added some more mulch-y stuff to it a few weeks ago before the plants got so tall, so the potatoes would root up some. I added it today after reading your comment! Will blog about the outcome after the plants bloom and such.

  20. Yay! I can't believe it. I never win anything! :) And omg - I really NEED this composter so incredibly much. I added stuff to my compost today and was so discouraged by the whole pile situation. Can't wait to get it. Thanks so much for hosting this event - I'll be looking forward to it next year as well. The prizes are a nice plus - and so generous for you to send out.

  21. Jan, what a wonderful inspiration you've provided to countless bloggers! Thank *you* for all you do on behalf of the Earth.

    Happy belated Earth Day and Easter!

  22. Oh MY!! I won the CobraHead!!! Thank YOU so much for hosting this! it was wonderful, and made me think of how i could be even more eco-friendly gardening. i loved reading what everyone wrote!

    Congrats to all the winners :) !!

  23. great site congrats to the winners!

  24. Thanks so much Jan, for hosting this project. It has been a joy to participate and be inspired by so many wonderful bloggers.

    I'm thrilled about the poo tea - my veggies are gonna love it!

    Congratulations, and thanks to everyone for sharing what you're doing to care for the Earth. And congrats to the prize winners!

  25. Wow Jan! Thanks so much! How exciting! I cant wait to plant some seeds! Congrats to all the winners!

  26. Jan, the cards arrived today and are beautiful!! thanks for doing this!

  27. Congrat's once again to everyone who won a prize. I have only been unable to reach one person...Carol in AZ. She did not leave a link to any contact info. I took a risk by keeping her name as a winner, I realize. I thought she might come back to visit and see that see had won. If anyone knows who she is or how to reach her please let her know or give me her contact info, please. Otherwise, I'm going to randomly select a deadline (date) and if I do not hear from her, I will have to select another recipient for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle so kindly donated by Pam of Pam's English Cottage Gardens. I will at least wait a few months, but if I hear nothing back by mid-summer...let's say July 15th....then I will choose another winner. I will post this info. separately as well before I actually go through with this but thought I'd add it here to start with.


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