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Not Back-to-School

Not Back-to-School

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 25th, 2016

Is homeschooling right for your family?

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Blueprint for a Greener Economy

Blueprint for a Greener Economy

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted August 23rd, 2016

Could these innovators spur a much-needed revolution in the way we make things?

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When Hens Go Broody

When Hens Go Broody

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 2nd, 2016

How to Care for Your Naturally Expanding Flock

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Mulch Your Garden to Beat the Heat

Mulch Your Garden to Beat the Heat

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 28th, 2016

Adding an organic layer to your vegetable garden also saves water and reduces your work load…

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The Giftless Birthday Party

The Giftless Birthday Party

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 26th, 2016

How to sidestep the excesses of childhood birthday parties.

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What to Do With All Those Tomatoes!

What to Do With All Those Tomatoes!

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 21st, 2016

We can only eat so many fresh summer tomatoes, but can’t bear to waste the surplus. What to do?

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How to Trellis Tomatoes for Maximum Yield

How to Trellis Tomatoes for Maximum Yield

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 19th, 2016

Keep your homegrown tomato plants off the ground to encourage a bountiful harvest.

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12 Nutritious Edible Weeds

12 Nutritious Edible Weeds

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 14th, 2016

Those garden weeds you’re pulling may belong in your next meal rather than the compost pile.

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A Sustainable Mind – Our Interview with Marjorie Alexander

A Sustainable Mind – Our Interview with Marjorie Alexander

By Thalia Blackman, Posted July 12th, 2016

“I wanted to hear stories about everyday people, just like me, taking action on environmental issues in their community, and I got tired of waiting.”

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Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 5th, 2016

Artificial turf has a lot of advantages — but do the benefits outweigh the health risks?

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Grow Your Own Medicine

Grow Your Own Medicine

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted June 28th, 2016

Interested in experimenting with some herbal remedies? Here are twelve you might want to get to know.

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Elimination Communication – Does Your Baby Need Diapers?

Elimination Communication – Does Your Baby Need Diapers?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted June 21st, 2016

Much of the world’s population avoids diapering using a system of cues and observation.

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Do Your Backyard Chickens Need a Rooster?

Do Your Backyard Chickens Need a Rooster?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted June 14th, 2016

The pros and cons of adding this feathered friend to your flock…

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5 Beneficial Garden Insects and How to Attract Them

5 Beneficial Garden Insects and How to Attract Them

By Jessica Dawe, Posted June 9th, 2016

Gardeners who confuse good insects with the bad may unwittingly eliminate the very helpers they need in the garden.

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Is this Innovative ‘Drive-Through Bus’ a Solution to Gridlock?

Is this Innovative ‘Drive-Through Bus’ a Solution to Gridlock?

By Blair Mullins, Posted June 7th, 2016

This futuristic bus, its designers say, can be street-ready within a year.

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The Health Benefits of Getting Dirty

The Health Benefits of Getting Dirty

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 31st, 2016

Some of the most powerful health benefits of gardening may come from our contact with the soil itself.

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Four Condiments to Grow and Prepare at Home

Four Condiments to Grow and Prepare at Home

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 30th, 2016

Add a new dimension to your home-cooked meals by growing your own condiments.

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An Abundance of Aphids

An Abundance of Aphids

By Jessica Dawe, Posted May 26th, 2016

This most common of garden insect pests can be controlled without using pesticides.

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Housing Your Backyard Chickens

Housing Your Backyard Chickens

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 24th, 2016

The key to a happy, healthy chicken flock is a secure home.

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Get Your Kids in the Garden!

Get Your Kids in the Garden!

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 19th, 2016

Encourage your children’s appreciation of the natural world by involving them in growing plants as soon as they can dig in the dirt.

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