Eat Seasonally! Here’s Your Fall List

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Fall is our favorite time of the year. There is a such a wide variety of  fruits and veggies in season. Not only do these fruits and veggies taste great, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as Vitamin K and carotenoids, which have been linked to protect against certain cancers. For your… Continue reading »

DIY Laundry Detergent

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Making your own batch of laundry detergent is light on the wallet, gentle on clothing, and great for the environment. A typical batch of homemade laundry detergent using the recipes below will cost approximately three dollars, less than half of the leading national brand. All you need to do is collect three simple ingredients and… Continue reading »

Fresh Smelling Home! Easy Tips & Tricks

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An old realtor’s trick for making the house smell incredibly inviting which is also surprisingly green is to put about two capfuls of baking vanilla extract (you can also use almond or orange extract) into an oven-safe coffee cup. Turn the oven on to about 250 degrees and place the coffee cup in the center… Continue reading »

Why Gardening Makes You Happier

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Did you know that gardening can ward off depression, improve your mood and make you feel life is more worthwhile? •    Gardeners are less likely to display signs of depression •    Poll found 80 per cent of gardeners feel satisfied with their lives •    Only 67 per cent of non-gardeners feel the same way If… Continue reading »

10 Tips For New Gardeners

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Gardening season is here. Caring for plants can be overwhelming. It’s easy for new gardeners to get confused. Avoid some of the most common mistakes that new gardeners can make. 1. Overwatering. Most new gardeners think that the more water you give plants, the better — when usually, just the opposite is true. Take the time… Continue reading »

A Kitchen Garden-Fresh Herbs Made Easy

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Of all the plants you can grow indoors, few are as gratifying as culinary herbs whose scent will lift your spirits and whose flavor will delight your taste buds. To grow a kitchen windowsill garden, you must provide everything Mother Nature does outdoors: light, water, soil and nutrients. Before you start, determine how much light… Continue reading »

How Do I Get Rid Of This??

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Paint? Appliances? Plastic Bags? What do you do with these items that you know you can’t leave on your curb and have the neighborhood recycle guy pick them up. Here are a few tips to help you get rid of them without hurting the environment. Plastic Bags? According to various recycling facilities, plastic bags are… Continue reading »

Spring Has Arrived- Here’s What’s In Season!

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Ah Spring has finally arrived, and with longer days and warmer weather comes a new crop of fresh produce. ‘Tis the perfect season to “spring clean” your diet, so out with the heavy fall and winter fare and in with springtime fruits and veggies. In-season produce reaps the most nutritional value so here’s what to… Continue reading »

Get Ready To Garden- Your Spring Checklist

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Hoping to get an early start on your spring gardening? That’s great – just be careful not too get too far ahead of yourself.  There’s still plenty of freezing weather still to flash across the radar. Resist the urge to set out new plants; instead, use this time to pay a visit to your garden… Continue reading »

Solar Energy 101

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What is solar energy? Solar energy is, simply, energy provided by the sun. This energy is in the form of solar radiation, which makes the production of solar electricity possible. Electricity can be produced directly from photovoltaic, PV, cells. (Photovoltaic literally means “light” and “electric.”) These cells are made from materials which exhibit the “photovoltaic… Continue reading »

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