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Invite Bumblebees to Your Garden

Invite Bumblebees to Your Garden

Organic Gardening

Bumblebees play a huge role in pollinating flowers and increasing the livelihood of a garden, so why wouldn’t you want to invite them to yours? Here are three easy ways...

The Buy Nothing Project

The Buy Nothing Project

Homestyle

I recently started the buy nothing project, and this time I had a head start due to being sick. I had attempted this at least 3 times before, but found...

How to Choose the Right Bike for You

How to Choose the Right Bike for You

Transport

There’s nothing quite like riding a bike to make you feel like a kid again - never mind that it’s good exercise and a viable means of transportation that is...

Landscaping for Birds

Landscaping for Birds

Household

Photo by Ambrose Bregg Attracting birds to your yard may be easier than you think. When you landscape with native plants, provide a water source, and protect birds from danger,...

Visit to the New York Botanical Gardens

Visit to the New York Botanical Gardens

Entertainment

I have to admit while I have a general fondness for plants, especially for those I can eat, there is one variety of plant that I find particularly enchanting and...

We are moving forward towards sustainable living- Here is some of our progress!

We are moving forward towards sustainable living- Here is some of our progress!

Environment

This is a preview of a chapter from Jon Biemer's book about sustainability. He calls this chapter "Change The System". CITES Wikipedia lists 65 treat international environmental agreements, generally known...

Spring Yardwork Kids Will Love

Spring Yardwork Kids Will Love

Organic Gardening

At the end of the workday, household chores are the last thing you want to do. The gradual buildup of “needs to be done” is often complemented in springtime by...

Cabbage Broth / Cabbage Soup For Two

Cabbage Broth / Cabbage Soup For Two

Vegetarian Recipes

This recipe for cabbage broth / cabbage soup is ideal for vegetarians or even non-vegetarians who want to know how to cook a healthy low-calorie meal that can be prepared...

Tips for Growing Blueberries

Tips for Growing Blueberries

Organic Gardening

There are many varieties of blueberries available that can be added to your home’s landscaping or container gardens. Blueberries are a great option for the home gardener and are considered...

Ants - Another Look

Ants - Another Look

Environment

Ants are one of evolution’s great success stories. They’re on every continent except Antarctica; they have differentiated into some 14,000 different species; and they have the kind of physical abilities...

Five Ways Plants Make Your Life Better

Five Ways Plants Make Your Life Better

Organic Gardening

Plants play such a huge and vital role in our lives. They are the backbone of all life on earth and help improve our lives in several ways. 1. Plants...

The healthiest brands of yogurt

The healthiest brands of yogurt

Household

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a yogurt snob, but with good reason!Made properly, yogurt not only provides 20% or more of the daily calcium we need to support those pretty...

Online Organic Cotton Clothing Companies

Online Organic Cotton Clothing Companies

Organic Clothing

When I started doing the research for this article, the very first thing I was impressed by was the number of options available. So, while I have listed three companies...

All That Jazz and Corn Relish

All That Jazz and Corn Relish

Vegetarian Recipes

Yes. My wonderful hubby and I have written a couple cookbooks. We did this because we were running the Clubhouse at a couple of the West Coast Regional SF conventions...

Clothes for the Cause: A Recycling, Reusing and Repurposing Fundraiser

Clothes for the Cause: A Recycling, Reusing and Repurposing Fundraiser

Household

I'm a collector, an artist, a creator. When we took apart the old dryer, the drum became a giant outdoor flowerpot. Deadwood pruned from my Japanese maple and twisty pine...

April in Portland: What to Plant

April in Portland: What to Plant

Organic Gardening

With the somewhat random weather Portland experiences in April, it can be hard to know what to plant. It’s a great time to plant your root crops (like onions and...