Guest Blogger

Katy Farber

Katy Farber

Katy Farber is the mother of two happy little girls, ages 4 and 6. She is a teacher, author, and blogger from the mountains of Vermont.

Her first book was published by Corwin Press in 2010, called Why Great Teachers Quit and What We Might Do to Stop the Exodus. Her second book, also released in 2010, is called Change the World with Service Learning: How to Organize, Lead and Assess Service Learning Projects.

She also writes the popular green parenting blog, Non-Toxic Kids, which features parenting news; information about how to raise kids naturally; book, music, and eco-friendly product reviews; environmental issues; and opportunities for activism.

Just released last week was Katy’s new ebook, Eat Non-Toxic: a manual for busy parents. It’s packed with practical advice and resources for how to avoid toxins in food and feeding gear.


Blog Posts by Katy Farber

  • Eco-friendly Thanksgiving Craft Center Piece

    Eco-friendly Thanksgiving Craft Center Piece

    Last year, I read the delightful book, The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule.  This is an inspiring, motivating book full of wonderful ideas for developing creativity as a family.  In it, Amanda describes a lovely, meaningful holiday gift called the Joy Jar.

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  • What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

    What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

    It’s the day after Thanksgiving.  You’re tired.  The kids are hungry, and you are uninspired, but your fridge is full of leftovers.  Here are some ideas beyond the obvious take 2 of Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • Make and Serve Local, Organic, and Tasty Side Dishes

    Make and Serve Local, Organic, and Tasty Side Dishes

    For me, the best thing about Thanksgiving is usually the side dishes.  Ever since I was a little girl I have loved mashed potatoes—making a mountain of them on my plate and creating a little lake for the butter.  So yummy.

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  • Vegetarian Thanksgiving Ideas

    Vegetarian Thanksgiving Ideas

    I’m thrilled to be guest posting on Dr. Greene’s perspectives blog. The topic this whole week will be Thanksgiving, which remarkably is coming up very shortly! I hope these posts will help you plan a healthy, happy, and eco-friendly Thanksgiving with your family.

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