A Green Tech Mother’s Day Gift Guide For Your Eco Mom

Brunch and flowers are all well and good, but Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show you care about Mom and Mother Earth, too–especially if your mother is into living green. (Also, it’s an opportunity to show her just how smart and tech-savvy you are, a desire most of us have not managed to outgrow.) And hey, even if Mom is a little behind the curve on green, tech, or both, this is the perfect opportunity to bring her up to speed.

EasyBloom PlantSensor Plus

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image via EasyBloom

It slices, it dices…okay, it doesn’t do either of these things, but when it comes to gardening, the EasyBloom PlantSensor Plus really does a whole lot. Say your Mom is considering a new shrub for the walkway–simply by planting this handy gizmo in the ground, she’ll get expert recommendations on whether that site will work for the intended plant, based on local sun and soil conditions. After planting, the PlantSensor Plus will be her shrub’s best friend, providing info on when it needs to be watered and/or fertilized. She can move the sensor around the garden or even stick it in a houseplant–according to the manufacturer, this device has helped 87% of its users (most of them experienced gardeners) take better care of plants. Your Mom will thank you, while helping to sequester carbon, conserve water and possibly even provide you with homegrown tomatoes this summer.

S. Sense Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor Upgrade

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image via Digital Sun

Remember when Mom told you “waste not, want not?” It’s an excellent adage for the modern, eco age, and nowhere more so than with water, one of our most precious natural resources. The S. Sense Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor Upgrade attaches easily to any existing irrigation system and turns it into a smart irrigation system–i.e., by communicating actual soil moisture conditions to the master irrigation switch. Which means no more over-watering the lawn when rain is already taking care of business. This is a gift for any Mom who values both a green lifestyle and a green lawn.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

    • I’m surprised not to see any home energy monitors in there. Great post!