Cotton-Headed Ninny-Muggins*

“This place reminds me of Santa’s Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.”

-Will Farrel as Buddy the Elf, Elf (2003)*

This 2011 holiday season brought all of The Green Toolbelt’s employees together in our workshop sanding, sawing, oiling, cutting ribbon, stamping, brushing and shipping.  Sounds like the North Pole to me…

Thanks for your support in making December 2011 the busiest month our wood ties have ever seen!

We were featured in the Lassen County Times holiday gift guide:

Participated in the 3rd Annual Beatnik Studios Handmade Christmas Fair:











And were highlighted on the Sacramento Bee’s, Deal Saver site:

“The Green Toolbelt provides Sustainable Earth First Products, packaged responsibly and easily composted or recycled. Their Wood Ties come in many mixed species of reclaimed or scrapped lumber and are a happy product sustainable by design. Ties have always been something that sparks a memory or a moment of joy for the people who wear them. Wood Bee Wood Ties give you that connection with their history. You may be wearing a piece of the old covered bridge, stick shift of a car, baseball bat, barn, or a building. Wood Bee Wood Ties are individual pieces of Nature’s Artwork and no two ties are alike. And because the people who make the wood ties, wear them too, their entire focus is on making excellent products. They figure, if they want to wear the very best, so do YOU!”  Link to Full Article


Music and Meadow

Cluck-a-Doodle Moo!
October 8th brought a day of sunshine and delicious vegan food at Animal Place Sanctuary in Grass Valley.  Music in the Meadows, a fundraiser for the sanctuary, brought together people from all over the Northern California area to meet the farm animals, eat delicious food and listen to talented musicians.

Our Wood Bee Wood Ties crew assembled a booth in conjunction with The Green Toolbelt, and rocked some non-woolly socks!  We brought wooden ties, vegan shampoo and organic cotton vegetable/bulk bags.  As party favors, Kermit’s neighbors, Jim and Jenny, donated bushels of delicious, juicy pears for us to distribute the passers by.

Animal Place Music in the Meadows Photos

Pets on Parade

September 17th,  marked the 5th Annual Pet Parade and Artisan Faire at the Flower Farm Nursery.  The event introduced the Loomis community to Field Haven Feline Rescue and its local artisans.

The Green Toolbelt and artist Kermit McCourt attended with a new lineup of wooden ties.  The ties are made from reclaimed and recycled scrap gathered in McCourt’s Newcastle workshop and are available in three sizes: small, medium and large.  An interesting addition to this round of wood ties are Painted Wooden Ties, jazzed up by Kermit and styled by the crew.
Our booth was populated by dashing gentlemen, sporting their wooden wares, and three lovely ladies [two of them canine].
A gorgeous day made even more lovely with fresh, organic produce offered by the Flower Farm Nursery [“Ugly Heirloom” tomatoes at $1 per lb.].

We’d like to extend a very large thank you to Patty at the Flower Farm Nursery for inviting us to this one of a kind event.