Sow Now, Reap Later: Spring Garden Planning Tips

get-started-on-gardening

Design and plan your garden during the winter months in order to get a fresh and early start in the spring. Now is the best time! Choose your site and prepare your soil now for best results in spring. Determine a garden spot that’s sunny most of the day, (keep in mind that bare winter… Continue reading »

10 Reasons To Start Composting

p3soilGETTY

There is no denying that there is a clear win-win situation that comes from regularly composting the planet’s organic waste. While it may take a little effort to set up your own at-home composting system, the results will be worth it. Composting is an important way that we can give back to the local community… Continue reading »

Start Imagining Your Fall Garden!

red-watering-can_blog

Many people see the fall and winter as a time to close down the garden and wait until the spring to start up gardening activities again. However, there are plenty of things you can be doing through the fall and winter months to continue enjoying the pleasures of gardening. Winter is an important period in… Continue reading »

STOP: Don’t Throw Away That Aluminum Foil!

potatoes-in-aluminum-foil

Over 75% of all aluminum foil produced in the United States is used for food packaging and much of that ends up the local landfills.  This is an unfortunate result of habits formed by a wasteful society and it is up to each of us to change that behavior. Environmentalists have criticized the use of… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks For Bugs & Weeds

BACKGROUND-gardening

No one wants to spray harmful chemicals in their garden, particularly if they are planning to eat out of it! Regular pesticide and herbicide products can be harmful to the other organisms that share the ecosystem with us, and who can be beneficial to your garden, like butterflies and birds. However, weeds can’t be allowed… Continue reading »

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

spring-vegetables-for-weight-loss_oreil_0-1

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

Close-up low section of woman holding spade

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 »

DIY Natural Dog Treats

Dog+Treats-02

Making your own homemade dog treats can be a fun reward for your dog. There are many benefits to making your own dog treats at home. • Control what goes into the recipe. You can ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack. You can also tailor your dog treat recipes to your… Continue reading »

13 Ways To A Greener Kitchen

airyktn1

1. Buy Local and Seasonal Eating local foods (to avoid transportation costs), wholefoods (to avoid processing costs) and organic foods (to avoid petroleum-based fertilizer usage) is a big step toward reducing our carbon footprint.  “Sign up to your local Community Supported Agriculture scheme. You’ll be helping small (and often organic) farmers survive, and you’ll get fresh, tasty food.” 2. Reduce Food Waste… Continue reading »

DIY Laundry Detergent

laundry-8

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 »

Next Page »