Want to do something about the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis? Follow this 8-week challenge to get native plants into your yard.
12 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
Take one or more of these simple 12 actions this Earth Day—and every day! As you help heal the planet, you will benefit personally.
How to Transform a Free Burlap Sack Into a Planter
Burlap sacks make inexpensive, attractive planters for your yard. Get them free from a café for zero-waste gardening on the cheap.
13 Tips for Plastic Free Gardening on the Cheap
Gardeners want to fill their yards with plants—not the landfill with plastic. These tips will cut loads of the plastic you find in nurseries.
5 Alternatives to Fast Flowers On Valentine’s Day
Most Valentine’s Day flowers in the US travel thousands of miles in refrigerated holds, burning fossil fuels. Here are some rosy alternatives.
Unpaving Paradise: Plans for a Parched Yard In a Drought
At the end of the month, I move back to my house, where I plan to install a greywater system and grow food in the neglected yard.
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Lazy, Experimental, Give-It-a-Whirl Gardening
If Covid disrupted the food supply chain, imagine what more extreme weather will do. Now’s a good time to start a garden.
Book Giveaway: Building a Better World in Your Backyard
It’s a book giveaway followed by a book discussion and you’re invited. The book: Building a Better World in Your Backyard. The guest: Paul Wheaton.
I just returned from a visit with my family in Canada, where my daughter MK attends the University of Guelph in Ontario. While I was at MK’s, she showed me a list of herbal remedies she keeps affixed to the inside of one of her kitchen cupboard doors. She refers to this list when she […]