Nurture your green thumb with a container garden!

Summer is the glorious time when plants bud and bloom into life. I love to plant my own vegetables and flowers and watch them grow. Thankfully for you, it’s not too late in the summer to plant your own container garden!

 Container gardens are a great way to try your hand at gardening without digging up your backyard. They’re also a great way to help your family save money! Growing your own vegetables cuts down trips to the grocery store, and making your own bouquets of flowers for family and friends is an economical and heartfelt way to show people you care about them. An added bonus is that any vegetables or fruits you grow will not be affected by any pesticides, which are often used by big farms that provide produce to grocery stores.

 Container gardens are also a great way for you to give back to the earth. By planting a container garden you will be providing food for pollinators, like honeybees and butterflies. In return for giving them sources of nourishment, these insects help your plants blossom! Plants also produce oxygen through photosynthesis, which results in cleaner air. Do your part to help the environment by making a container garden!

Here are some tips for starting your own container garden!

A few New Moon Girls already have green thumbs, like India, 13, who grew this beautiful Zinnia.

A few New Moon Girls already have green thumbs, like India, 13, who grew this beautiful Zinnia.

1. Pick a container that has multiple holes at the bottom. While you may think it’s a good idea to water your plant a lot, plants can actually drown and die from over-watering. By choosing containers that have lots of drainage holes, you are ensuring that your plant has the ability to take in just the amount of water it needs. Set the container up on thin blocks of wood for better drainage or buy a container with a matching tray to catch the water.

2. Ask your parents to take you to a gardening center and ask an employee there to help you select plants and appropriately-sized containers for them. Be specific – do you want to grow vegetables, or do you want to attract butterflies and honeybees with a fragrant flower garden? The employees there will be able to steer you in the right direction. There are also some posts on New Moon Girls Online that will help you get started, like this guide to growing vegetables by Ellen, 14; and this simple guide to gardening by Gracie, 11.

3.  Get potting soil with fertilizer mixed right in – plants need water, but they also need food! Ask your parents or a gardening center employee for advice on the best potting soil mix for what you’re trying to grow, and ask for one with fertilizer mixed right in to save yourself the work of adding separate fertilizer to the soil. To prevent the soil from leaking out the drainage holes on your containers, line the bottom of your containers with coffee filters.

Check out this tomato that Annabeth, 10, grew in her garden! What a beauty!

Check out this tomato that Annabeth, 10, grew in her garden! What a beauty!

4. Be careful when you are repotting your plants. Carefully squeeze them out of the plastic containers they came in and use your fingers to gently break up the roots of the plant, also known as the root ball. When you are repotting them in their new containers, be sure to keep the level of the soil the same it was when you got it – don’t cover up more of the plant’s stem than was previously covered up!

5. Once you’ve repotted your plants, give them a good long drink of water and make sure the pot is draining correctly. After the initial watering, follow this rule of thumb to know when your plants need a drink: stick your pointer finger down into the soil until the second knuckle. If your fingertip feels dry, add water until the soil is damp.

6. Place your containers in a spot where they’ll get enough sun to grow healthy and tall! Once your plants blossom and/or  grow fruit, be sure to upload your pictures to the Moon Glow Gallery on New Moon Girls Online to share with other girls and encourage them to do their part to help the environment by creating a container garden!

If you decide to grow vegetables, be sure to head to the NewMoon.com recipe section for yummy creations you can make with your own produce. Check out this recipe for Cowgirl Caviar from Guinevere, 16 ­– it’s perfect if you’re growing tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro!

 Love,

Katie
New Moon Girls Multimedia Intern

Girls Rock! Camps Around the World! By: Tallulah, 10, Virginia

grc2Girls Rock! Camps are camps ONLY for girls, they empower girls through music and creativity.

In these camps you: Form a band, write an original song and then ROCK OUT on the stage as you perform it.No musical experience required! Girls Rock! Camps are all around the world, including: Canada, United States, Europe, South America, and Iceland! Each camp does the layout differently but all the camps have the same idea of what they want to come out of the camps, girls who are AWESOME! Not only will you be playing music, but also doing other fun activities.

You will learn about women’s rights and very important and brave women, not only from our time but also back in the past.

grc1Some of the camps teach self-defense, that would TOTALLY be fun! In some of the camps you might do stuff like make zines or do DIY clothing. Plus I can guarantee that you will learn how to use girl power! Unless, of course, you already know how to use it!

Not long ago I went to a Girls Rock! Camp myself. It was in North Carolina. But the weird thing was, I lived in another state, not North Carolina! The reason I went to one there was because there was no camp where I lived.

So, when I went to the camp I was shy, I didn’t know ANYONE there. When I filled out the application it asked what two instruments you would like to play. I chose the keyboard and vocals. But at the end of the camp, I turned out to play the drums instead!

grc3When I made my band, I made good friends too. I was really sad when I had to leave. Girls Rock NC inspired me in SO MANY ways, and since I played the drums there I fell in love with them. Now I have a drum set and I take drum lessons. I hope if you EVER go to a Girls Rock! Camp that you have the same inspiration I got from everyone there who cared.

I encourage you to find out if there’s a Girls Rock! Camp in your town. I hope you get the chance to go because…… GIRLS ROCK THE UNIVERSE!

Visit Tallulah’s Room, send her a sticker, and let her know how much you love her article!

Celebrate National Camera Day on June 29!

Hey New Moon Girls! Did you know that June 29 is National Camera Day? Whether you already are a pro at taking pictures or would like to get started, there is no better time than this holiday to dust off your camera and get snapping!

Here are some facts on the history of photography and cameras:

  • The word ‘photography is derived from the Greek words photos- for “light” and –graphos for “drawing.”
  • Literary accounts of pinhole cameras have been found in the writings of Aristotle and Euclid from the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. (that’s a long time ago!).

    “The View from the Window at Le Gras” (which has been manually enhanced).

    “The View from the Window at Le Gras” (which has been manually enhanced).

  • The very first photograph is entitled “View from the Window at Le Gras” and was taken by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The picture took eight hours to develop!
  • English inventor William Fox Talbot invented the process that creates negative images in 1840. In a negative, the lightest area of the photograph appears the darkest and the darkest appears lightest. Negatives are projected onto paper with a photographic enlarger, darkened, and reversed to make positives (or the normal photographs that you get printed from the store).
  • In 1884, George Eastman developed film technology, which replaced photographic plates.
  • The first color photograph was taken in 1861, but color photography did not become widely available until Kodak introduced Kodachrome film, which added color to photographic prints without any complicated film processing steps.
  • Kodak unveiled the first digital camera in 1991, and digital photography as we know it today took off from there!

Celebrate National Camera Day by grabbing your camera (or your family’s camera, with permission!) and heading out into the world to photograph it! Take it with you on an adventure in the woods, to the beach or even in your own back yard – there are so many things all around you to chronicle! Just think of the things you want to remember about this summer and snap what moves you. The pretty flowers in your garden? Your dog all muddy from playing? Your friends at the beach? It’s all up to you!

I love pictures because they help me remember special times, events and people in my life. They tell stories and capture priceless memories. If you have a family reunion or gathering this summer, it would be the perfect opportunity to snap photographs of all your family members and assemble them into a family tree. When you finish, share it with all your relatives so everyone can see how they are connected!

If you need help getting started with photography, here are some great tips from Sophie, 12. Another great idea is to read the manual that came with your camera. Though it sounds tedious, it will really help you get an idea of what the different settings and buttons do!

Don’t have a camera? Make a pinhole camera instead! All you need is a shoebox, a pin, a piece of black tape and a piece of unexposed film. Find all the instructions here from Guinevere, 16.

 After you’ve captured a few images, be sure to upload them to the Moon Glow Gallery for other New Moon Girls to see! Who knows, they might even be selected for Luna Picks!

Here are a few pictures from other New Moon Girls to show you all the cool things you can photograph!

jaden

Jaden, 11, played with shadows to get this cool photograph and chose to submit it in black and white for an old-world feel.eleanor

Eleanor, 10, chose to photograph this female lion even though she was in a cage, and the picture turned out great! Don’t hesitate to snap a picture even if you think it will turn out weird or if something is obscuring your subject. You may end up getting a really cool photograph like this one, and if you don’t you can just delete it without a worry!

So flex your photography muscle and be snap-happy on June 29!

Love,

Katie
New Moon Girls Multi-Media Intern

Fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors this month!

Guess what? June is National Outdoors Month! I love being outside in the summer, and so do other New Moon Girls – just check out this poem by Bella, 11. Go outside and celebrate the great weather and longer days with your family and friends by trying these fun activities!

Go geocaching. Bring along all your family members, a GPS and your best hiking boots – it’s time to go hunting for treasure! Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS and coordinates to find hidden containers. The containers have a logbook in them that you get to sign once you find them. There’s no actual treasure involved, but the adventure and bonding time with your family is priceless! Find out where to geocache in your state here.

Hit the trails on two wheels. Check out TrailLink to find local bike trails in your area. Ask few friends and your parents to come with you, and be sure to bring plenty of water and wear a helmet!

Plant a garden. Ask your parents if you can start a family garden! Gardens are a great way to grow your own healthy food and provide resources for pollinators. Scope out a spot in your yard that gets a good amount of sun and head to the garden center to pick out plants, flowers and dirt. My favorite things to grow are strawberries and lilies! Other New Moon girls have been busy growing things already, like Trinity, 11, who is enjoying her grandma’s garden!trinitygarden

If you’re interested in starting a container garden, check back next week on Luna’s Blog for a post on how to do just that!

Make a new recipe with seasonal food. What better time to flex your cooking muscle than when many fruits and vegetables are in peak season? (Especially if you cook with food from your garden!) Try this blueberry pie recipe from Veda, 13; or this vegetable bean soup recipe from Natalie, 11. And then…

Have a picnic! Gather up some friends and head to a park or even your own backyard to dine in the great outdoors. Bring a big comfy blanket and plastic utensils for easy cleanup. Make sure to pack foods that don’t need refrigeration, or bring a cooler filled with ice packs to keep food cold.

Make a bird feeder and identify the birds it attracts. Make these pretty birdseed ornaments and hang them in a tree in your yard. See how many different varieties of birds you can attract! Use binoculars and a bird identification book to help you.

A picture of birds at a feeder by Ashlynn, 10.

A picture of birds at a feeder by Ashlynn, 10.

Chalk your whole driveway. That’s right – the whole thing! Take a whole afternoon and grab a few friends to help you. Ask your parents to move your family’s cars from your driveway and be sure to wear your sunscreen. Want to draw a mural? An obstacle course? Or maybe the world, like Abby, 12? It’s completely up to you!abbychalk

These are only a few things you can do to celebrate National Outdoors Month. Use your imagination to celebrate the nature all around you!

Love,

Katie

New Moon Girls Multi-Media Intern

 

Welcome the newest members of the Girls Editorial Board!

 


New Moon Girls Media

The weather is getting warmer and the school year is coming to an end, and some of our New Moon Girls team have some exciting and challenging plans in their horizons. That’s right, we are excited to announce this year’s New Moon Girls Editorial Board!

The GEB is a group of New Moon Girls ages 8-13 who help plan upcoming content for the magazine and for NewMoon.com. They also recommend your art, writing, and videos to be featured, keeping NMG 100% girl-created!

We are welcoming eleven new members from all over the world to the GEB.

Let’s meet the team:

  • Original NMG Member quote.[/caption]Alex from Florida is 13 and a talented musician. She plays the flute, alto sax, piccolo, and piano.

  • Grayce from Texas is 11 and has already lived all over the world. She’s been lucky enough to call both Minnesota and India home in addition to her current location.

  • Halina from Ontario is 12 and interested in the arts. In addition to being a music fan, her favorite subjects in school are Art, French, and Reading and Writing.

  • Julia from California is 12 and well on her way to becoming a computer expert. She runs two blogs and aspires to learn to write her own software.

  • Kaia from Oregon is 13 and dedicated to New Moon Girls. She loves the opportunity that NMG offers for sharing work among peers and staying active on the message boards.

  • Mary from Wisconsin is 13 and interested in getting her hands into a ton of different things. She’s interested in being a writer, a librarian, or something that allows her to give inspirational speeches.

  • Maya from California is 13 and wanting to make a difference using her many talents. She aspires to be an actress, but is also dedicated to music and writing.

  • Nik from Washington is 13 and is involved in a ton of extracurricular activities in addition to GEB. She babysits, is a Girl Scout, and is looking forward to being a camp counselor this summer.

  • Patia from Ontario is 10 and has diverse talents. When she grows up she wants to be a singer who records songs and a published author.

  • Roxianne from the UK is 10 and stands up for animal’s rights and works toward combating global warming. She dreams of helping animals being unjustly persecuted by humans.

  • Tallulah from Virginia is 10 and wants to write books– she is already working on one. She’d like to author books that incorporate her two biggest passions: cats and magic.

Everyone who applied had such impressive applications and dedication to the NMG community, it was so hard to decide. We wish we could have accepted everyone! We love all of our NMG members, thank you for everything you contribute to our community!

Be sure to check out the Gab with the GEB Message Board if you want to discuss ideas with the girls. The GEB team works with adult editors to edit and improve the content of New Moon Girls, to choose work to publish from all of the work submitted, and to promote the magazine. It’s a job that requires a huge commitment from everyone involved.

Between helping to create content themselves, scouring the website for girl-created content to be featured, and keeping in contact with the other members of the GEB team, each girl has to commit to at least five hours of her time a week.

Their hard work and commitment to New Moon Girls as active members and leaders has paid off, and we are excited to see what these girls can pull off as a team in the future. Check out the GEB page to read more about them!

Congratulations again to the new GEB members! Thanks for your commitments to New Moon Girls, we can’t wait to see what you bring to the team!

Nancy Gruver

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Nurture your green thumb with a container garden!

Summer is the glorious time when plants bud and bloom into life. I love to plant my own vegetables and flowers and watch them grow. Thankfully for you, it’s not too late in the summer to plant your own container garden!

 Container gardens are a great way to try your hand at gardening without digging up your backyard. They’re also a great way to help your family save money! Growing your own vegetables cuts down trips to the grocery store, and making your own bouquets of flowers for family and friends is an economical and heartfelt way to show people you care about them. An added bonus is that any vegetables or fruits you grow will not be affected by any pesticides, which are often used by big farms that provide produce to grocery stores.

 Container gardens are also a great way for you to give back to the earth. By planting a container garden you will be providing food for pollinators, like honeybees and butterflies. In return for giving them sources of nourishment, these insects help your plants blossom! Plants also produce oxygen through photosynthesis, which results in cleaner air. Do your part to help the environment by making a container garden!

Here are some tips for starting your own container garden!

A few New Moon Girls already have green thumbs, like India, 13, who grew this beautiful Zinnia.

A few New Moon Girls already have green thumbs, like India, 13, who grew this beautiful Zinnia.

1. Pick a container that has multiple holes at the bottom. While you may think it’s a good idea to water your plant a lot, plants can actually drown and die from over-watering. By choosing containers that have lots of drainage holes, you are ensuring that your plant has the ability to take in just the amount of water it needs. Set the container up on thin blocks of wood for better drainage or buy a container with a matching tray to catch the water.

2. Ask your parents to take you to a gardening center and ask an employee there to help you select plants and appropriately-sized containers for them. Be specific – do you want to grow vegetables, or do you want to attract butterflies and honeybees with a fragrant flower garden? The employees there will be able to steer you in the right direction. There are also some posts on New Moon Girls Online that will help you get started, like this guide to growing vegetables by Ellen, 14; and this simple guide to gardening by Gracie, 11.

3.  Get potting soil with fertilizer mixed right in – plants need water, but they also need food! Ask your parents or a gardening center employee for advice on the best potting soil mix for what you’re trying to grow, and ask for one with fertilizer mixed right in to save yourself the work of adding separate fertilizer to the soil. To prevent the soil from leaking out the drainage holes on your containers, line the bottom of your containers with coffee filters.

Check out this tomato that Annabeth, 10, grew in her garden! What a beauty!

Check out this tomato that Annabeth, 10, grew in her garden! What a beauty!

4. Be careful when you are repotting your plants. Carefully squeeze them out of the plastic containers they came in and use your fingers to gently break up the roots of the plant, also known as the root ball. When you are repotting them in their new containers, be sure to keep the level of the soil the same it was when you got it – don’t cover up more of the plant’s stem than was previously covered up!

5. Once you’ve repotted your plants, give them a good long drink of water and make sure the pot is draining correctly. After the initial watering, follow this rule of thumb to know when your plants need a drink: stick your pointer finger down into the soil until the second knuckle. If your fingertip feels dry, add water until the soil is damp.

6. Place your containers in a spot where they’ll get enough sun to grow healthy and tall! Once your plants blossom and/or  grow fruit, be sure to upload your pictures to the Moon Glow Gallery on New Moon Girls Online to share with other girls and encourage them to do their part to help the environment by creating a container garden!

If you decide to grow vegetables, be sure to head to the NewMoon.com recipe section for yummy creations you can make with your own produce. Check out this recipe for Cowgirl Caviar from Guinevere, 16 ­– it’s perfect if you’re growing tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro!

 Love,

Katie
New Moon Girls Multimedia Intern

Girls Rock! Camps Around the World! By: Tallulah, 10, Virginia

grc2Girls Rock! Camps are camps ONLY for girls, they empower girls through music and creativity.

In these camps you: Form a band, write an original song and then ROCK OUT on the stage as you perform it.No musical experience required! Girls Rock! Camps are all around the world, including: Canada, United States, Europe, South America, and Iceland! Each camp does the layout differently but all the camps have the same idea of what they want to come out of the camps, girls who are AWESOME! Not only will you be playing music, but also doing other fun activities.

You will learn about women’s rights and very important and brave women, not only from our time but also back in the past.

grc1Some of the camps teach self-defense, that would TOTALLY be fun! In some of the camps you might do stuff like make zines or do DIY clothing. Plus I can guarantee that you will learn how to use girl power! Unless, of course, you already know how to use it!

Not long ago I went to a Girls Rock! Camp myself. It was in North Carolina. But the weird thing was, I lived in another state, not North Carolina! The reason I went to one there was because there was no camp where I lived.

So, when I went to the camp I was shy, I didn’t know ANYONE there. When I filled out the application it asked what two instruments you would like to play. I chose the keyboard and vocals. But at the end of the camp, I turned out to play the drums instead!

grc3When I made my band, I made good friends too. I was really sad when I had to leave. Girls Rock NC inspired me in SO MANY ways, and since I played the drums there I fell in love with them. Now I have a drum set and I take drum lessons. I hope if you EVER go to a Girls Rock! Camp that you have the same inspiration I got from everyone there who cared.

I encourage you to find out if there’s a Girls Rock! Camp in your town. I hope you get the chance to go because…… GIRLS ROCK THE UNIVERSE!

Visit Tallulah’s Room, send her a sticker, and let her know how much you love her article!

Celebrate National Camera Day on June 29!

Hey New Moon Girls! Did you know that June 29 is National Camera Day? Whether you already are a pro at taking pictures or would like to get started, there is no better time than this holiday to dust off your camera and get snapping!

Here are some facts on the history of photography and cameras:

  • The word ‘photography is derived from the Greek words photos- for “light” and –graphos for “drawing.”
  • Literary accounts of pinhole cameras have been found in the writings of Aristotle and Euclid from the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. (that’s a long time ago!).

    “The View from the Window at Le Gras” (which has been manually enhanced).

    “The View from the Window at Le Gras” (which has been manually enhanced).

  • The very first photograph is entitled “View from the Window at Le Gras” and was taken by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The picture took eight hours to develop!
  • English inventor William Fox Talbot invented the process that creates negative images in 1840. In a negative, the lightest area of the photograph appears the darkest and the darkest appears lightest. Negatives are projected onto paper with a photographic enlarger, darkened, and reversed to make positives (or the normal photographs that you get printed from the store).
  • In 1884, George Eastman developed film technology, which replaced photographic plates.
  • The first color photograph was taken in 1861, but color photography did not become widely available until Kodak introduced Kodachrome film, which added color to photographic prints without any complicated film processing steps.
  • Kodak unveiled the first digital camera in 1991, and digital photography as we know it today took off from there!

Celebrate National Camera Day by grabbing your camera (or your family’s camera, with permission!) and heading out into the world to photograph it! Take it with you on an adventure in the woods, to the beach or even in your own back yard – there are so many things all around you to chronicle! Just think of the things you want to remember about this summer and snap what moves you. The pretty flowers in your garden? Your dog all muddy from playing? Your friends at the beach? It’s all up to you!

I love pictures because they help me remember special times, events and people in my life. They tell stories and capture priceless memories. If you have a family reunion or gathering this summer, it would be the perfect opportunity to snap photographs of all your family members and assemble them into a family tree. When you finish, share it with all your relatives so everyone can see how they are connected!

If you need help getting started with photography, here are some great tips from Sophie, 12. Another great idea is to read the manual that came with your camera. Though it sounds tedious, it will really help you get an idea of what the different settings and buttons do!

Don’t have a camera? Make a pinhole camera instead! All you need is a shoebox, a pin, a piece of black tape and a piece of unexposed film. Find all the instructions here from Guinevere, 16.

 After you’ve captured a few images, be sure to upload them to the Moon Glow Gallery for other New Moon Girls to see! Who knows, they might even be selected for Luna Picks!

Here are a few pictures from other New Moon Girls to show you all the cool things you can photograph!

jaden

Jaden, 11, played with shadows to get this cool photograph and chose to submit it in black and white for an old-world feel.eleanor

Eleanor, 10, chose to photograph this female lion even though she was in a cage, and the picture turned out great! Don’t hesitate to snap a picture even if you think it will turn out weird or if something is obscuring your subject. You may end up getting a really cool photograph like this one, and if you don’t you can just delete it without a worry!

So flex your photography muscle and be snap-happy on June 29!

Love,

Katie
New Moon Girls Multi-Media Intern

Fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors this month!

Guess what? June is National Outdoors Month! I love being outside in the summer, and so do other New Moon Girls – just check out this poem by Bella, 11. Go outside and celebrate the great weather and longer days with your family and friends by trying these fun activities!

Go geocaching. Bring along all your family members, a GPS and your best hiking boots – it’s time to go hunting for treasure! Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS and coordinates to find hidden containers. The containers have a logbook in them that you get to sign once you find them. There’s no actual treasure involved, but the adventure and bonding time with your family is priceless! Find out where to geocache in your state here.

Hit the trails on two wheels. Check out TrailLink to find local bike trails in your area. Ask few friends and your parents to come with you, and be sure to bring plenty of water and wear a helmet!

Plant a garden. Ask your parents if you can start a family garden! Gardens are a great way to grow your own healthy food and provide resources for pollinators. Scope out a spot in your yard that gets a good amount of sun and head to the garden center to pick out plants, flowers and dirt. My favorite things to grow are strawberries and lilies! Other New Moon girls have been busy growing things already, like Trinity, 11, who is enjoying her grandma’s garden!trinitygarden

If you’re interested in starting a container garden, check back next week on Luna’s Blog for a post on how to do just that!

Make a new recipe with seasonal food. What better time to flex your cooking muscle than when many fruits and vegetables are in peak season? (Especially if you cook with food from your garden!) Try this blueberry pie recipe from Veda, 13; or this vegetable bean soup recipe from Natalie, 11. And then…

Have a picnic! Gather up some friends and head to a park or even your own backyard to dine in the great outdoors. Bring a big comfy blanket and plastic utensils for easy cleanup. Make sure to pack foods that don’t need refrigeration, or bring a cooler filled with ice packs to keep food cold.

Make a bird feeder and identify the birds it attracts. Make these pretty birdseed ornaments and hang them in a tree in your yard. See how many different varieties of birds you can attract! Use binoculars and a bird identification book to help you.

A picture of birds at a feeder by Ashlynn, 10.

A picture of birds at a feeder by Ashlynn, 10.

Chalk your whole driveway. That’s right – the whole thing! Take a whole afternoon and grab a few friends to help you. Ask your parents to move your family’s cars from your driveway and be sure to wear your sunscreen. Want to draw a mural? An obstacle course? Or maybe the world, like Abby, 12? It’s completely up to you!abbychalk

These are only a few things you can do to celebrate National Outdoors Month. Use your imagination to celebrate the nature all around you!

Love,

Katie

New Moon Girls Multi-Media Intern

 

Welcome the newest members of the Girls Editorial Board!

 


New Moon Girls Media

The weather is getting warmer and the school year is coming to an end, and some of our New Moon Girls team have some exciting and challenging plans in their horizons. That’s right, we are excited to announce this year’s New Moon Girls Editorial Board!

The GEB is a group of New Moon Girls ages 8-13 who help plan upcoming content for the magazine and for NewMoon.com. They also recommend your art, writing, and videos to be featured, keeping NMG 100% girl-created!

We are welcoming eleven new members from all over the world to the GEB.

Let’s meet the team:

  • Original NMG Member quote.[/caption]Alex from Florida is 13 and a talented musician. She plays the flute, alto sax, piccolo, and piano.

  • Grayce from Texas is 11 and has already lived all over the world. She’s been lucky enough to call both Minnesota and India home in addition to her current location.

  • Halina from Ontario is 12 and interested in the arts. In addition to being a music fan, her favorite subjects in school are Art, French, and Reading and Writing.

  • Julia from California is 12 and well on her way to becoming a computer expert. She runs two blogs and aspires to learn to write her own software.

  • Kaia from Oregon is 13 and dedicated to New Moon Girls. She loves the opportunity that NMG offers for sharing work among peers and staying active on the message boards.

  • Mary from Wisconsin is 13 and interested in getting her hands into a ton of different things. She’s interested in being a writer, a librarian, or something that allows her to give inspirational speeches.

  • Maya from California is 13 and wanting to make a difference using her many talents. She aspires to be an actress, but is also dedicated to music and writing.

  • Nik from Washington is 13 and is involved in a ton of extracurricular activities in addition to GEB. She babysits, is a Girl Scout, and is looking forward to being a camp counselor this summer.

  • Patia from Ontario is 10 and has diverse talents. When she grows up she wants to be a singer who records songs and a published author.

  • Roxianne from the UK is 10 and stands up for animal’s rights and works toward combating global warming. She dreams of helping animals being unjustly persecuted by humans.

  • Tallulah from Virginia is 10 and wants to write books– she is already working on one. She’d like to author books that incorporate her two biggest passions: cats and magic.

Everyone who applied had such impressive applications and dedication to the NMG community, it was so hard to decide. We wish we could have accepted everyone! We love all of our NMG members, thank you for everything you contribute to our community!

Be sure to check out the Gab with the GEB Message Board if you want to discuss ideas with the girls. The GEB team works with adult editors to edit and improve the content of New Moon Girls, to choose work to publish from all of the work submitted, and to promote the magazine. It’s a job that requires a huge commitment from everyone involved.

Between helping to create content themselves, scouring the website for girl-created content to be featured, and keeping in contact with the other members of the GEB team, each girl has to commit to at least five hours of her time a week.

Their hard work and commitment to New Moon Girls as active members and leaders has paid off, and we are excited to see what these girls can pull off as a team in the future. Check out the GEB page to read more about them!

Congratulations again to the new GEB members! Thanks for your commitments to New Moon Girls, we can’t wait to see what you bring to the team!

Nancy Gruver

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