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Make your own ecosystem

Friday’s weekend project: make your own found terrarium.

From Design*Sponge (who knew interior design could get so science-y?):

What you’ll need:

– Empty clear glass jar with screw on lid
– A handful of scavenged moss with some extra soil attached
– A plastic bag

1. Keep an eye out for moss freely growing in your neighborhood. Even in New York I found some growing in between the cracks of the sidewalk with 3 minutes of looking. Just scoop a handful up and put it in a plastic bag on your way home.

Read on for full directions.

found terrariums
found terrariums


Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.