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Happy Memorial Day from Inhabitots! This day of remembrance is also the unofficial start of summer, so kick off the season with a weekend of good green fun! Here are a few ideas for you.

Make a sponge ball water toy, then cool off playing with it in the backyard, at the beach or in the pool.

Spend a day geocaching with your kids.

Turn an old milk carton into a bird house and watch feathered friends flock to your backyard.

Create a salad together as a family for dinner. Bonus points if you pick your ingredients from your garden or find them at the farmer’s market.

Hit the park and don’t be afraid to let your little one dig in the dirt, sand or mud – it’s good for him!

Treat your family to a refreshingly simple dessert – organic lemon bars. They’re also the perfect thing to pass at the neighborhood pot luck.