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Kim Eierman

Kim Eierman

Founder of EcoBeneficial!

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Spring Flowers of the Northeast

Book Giveaway & New Video: Carol Gracie on Spring Wildflowers part 2

EcoBeneficial! book giveaway! Win a Copy of Carol Gracie’s wonderful book on Spring Wildflowers!

Watch part 1 or part 2 of the EcoBeneficial! interview with Carol Gracie. Click at the end when prompted. (If you are watching on an iPhone the banner does not display.  Please submit you entry using the contact form on the website and mention “contest entry.”

Enter by July 4, 2014.  Multiple winners!

Thank you to Carol Gracie and Princeton University Press for sponsoring this giveaway!

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