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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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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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