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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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Grow Your Own Herbal Teas!

Grow Your Own Herbal Teas!

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 17th, 2016

Ten easy-to-grow herbs for your herbal tea garden…

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How to Garden in Compacted Soil

How to Garden in Compacted Soil

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 10th, 2016

Compacted soil may be starving your plants of the nutrients they need. Here’s what to do about it.

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Edible Landscaping 101

Edible Landscaping 101

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 5th, 2016

No place for a big veggie patch? You can still grow tremendous amounts of food by landscaping with edibles.

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Ten Culinary Herbs to Grow and Dry This Summer

Ten Culinary Herbs to Grow and Dry This Summer

By Shannon Cowan, Posted April 28th, 2016

Want to save money and increase the quality of your meals? Start with herbs…

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Making the Most of a Small Space Garden

Making the Most of a Small Space Garden

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted April 26th, 2016

Even if you don’t have much growing space, you can still grow a lot of your own food using these space-saving strategies.

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Chaos in the Cole Crops – How to Control Cabbage Maggots

Chaos in the Cole Crops – How to Control Cabbage Maggots

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 14th, 2016

Are your starters looking weak and wilted? One of the most common spring pests may be the cause.

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How to Control Cutworms in Your Garden

How to Control Cutworms in Your Garden

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 12th, 2016

If your starters or transplants are being lopped off at the base, the likely culprit is cutworms.

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“Up, Down and All Around” – A Simple Way to Understand Fertilizers

“Up, Down and All Around” – A Simple Way to Understand Fertilizers

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 4th, 2016

Do the numbers on garden fertilizer bags confuse you? This simple phrase is your key to understanding them.

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Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Omega-3s

Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Omega-3s

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 29th, 2016

Researchers found that organic milk and meat contained over 50% more omega-3s than their conventional counterparts.

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Raising a Backyard Chicken Flock from Starter Chicks

Raising a Backyard Chicken Flock from Starter Chicks

By Shannon Cowan, Posted March 24th, 2016

Chickens are among the easiest farm animals to raise.

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5 Ways to Green Your Remodel

5 Ways to Green Your Remodel

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 10th, 2016

Planning a home renovation? It’s likely going to be up to you to ensure that your project is as energy-efficient and non-toxic as possible.

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The Toxic Stuff of Daily Life

The Toxic Stuff of Daily Life

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 3rd, 2016

It seems like we hear about another dangerous chemical in our furniture, clothing, or food packaging every day.

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Can Vegan Cheese Help Shrink Your Foodprint?

Can Vegan Cheese Help Shrink Your Foodprint?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted February 23rd, 2016

Recent innovations in non-dairy cheese may help trim the emissions of your cheese habit.

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In Defense of Wheat

In Defense of Wheat

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 18th, 2016

Is gluten the enemy, or has wheat flour long been mishandled and misunderstood? Stephen Jones is trying to bring back “real” bread, grain by grain.

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How to Drink Water After Flint

How to Drink Water After Flint

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 9th, 2016

After our trust is shaken, how can we reclaim our water’s safety?

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Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively,’ What You Need to Know

Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively,’ What You Need to Know

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 4th, 2016

What does the Zika outbreak mean for people in the United States?

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Can Happiness Save the World?  Self-Help in Urgent Times


Can Happiness Save the World? Self-Help in Urgent Times


By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 2nd, 2016

Colin Beavan, “No Impact Man”, wants us to feel better, find our True Selves, and be connected. How To Be Alive is his latest work.

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Should We Be Eating Insects?

Should We Be Eating Insects?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 28th, 2016

More than 80% of the world’s population currently consumes over 1,000 species of insects as part of their regular diet.

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