Tag: garden

  • Quick Tips for Summer Succulent Planting

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    Summer is a wonderful time to start a new garden or just start planting succulents! Plants are a wonderful way to bring life to an area that needs a little change! Here are some great tips for planting succulents! Common Succulent Mistakes Placing them in a poorly lit area Watering too much Using standard potting […]

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  • Washington May ‘Give Back To Earth’ by Legalizing Composting of Human Remains

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    The legislation, if signed, would see the state become the first in the US to legalize the alternative to cremation and burial. When Briar Bates was dying she made a request to her friend, Katrina Morgan: bury me in my garden. As a 42-year-old artist and landscape designer, Bates had spent years tending to her […]

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  • Locavores Are Changing the Way America Eats

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    As residents of idyllic Eugene, Oregon, with its culture of local food, we might be forgiven for assuming all Americans are “locavores.” The rich volcanic and glacial soil deposits of the Willamette Valley are irrigated by a splendid river system and tilled by farmers who raise everything from goats to hazelnuts. These farmers make Oregon […]

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  • Boston Enacts Plastic Bag Ban

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    Right now, the ban applies to stores larger than 20,000 square feet. In April, stores larger than 10,000 square feet will have to comply. As of December 14, a ban on plastic bags at large and midsized grocery stores in Boston has gone into effect. The ban also applies at restaurants, where takeout orders will […]

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  • Give Your Tropical Garden a Gift This Holiday

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    It is always a good idea to keep an eye on your garden to make sure there are sufficient water and nutrients available. Now is a good time to give your garden the Christmas gift of love and attention by being observant. Some parts of East Hawaii have experienced more than enough rain this year. […]

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  • DIY Winter Veggie Garden Tips!

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    The beauty of a vegetable garden is the seasonal adaptability.  Although vegetables will grow slower than in the spring and summer, winter veggies are just as rewarding and nutritious. Especially when they provide organic, fresh ingredients for hearty winter soups and stews on the coldest of days. Focussing on seasonal vegetables is also a sustainable […]

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  • Go Green on a Budget!

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    There are plenty of major environmental changes you can make when you have an unlimited budget – like installing solar panels, buying a hybrid car, or putting all new windows in your home. But not all the big impacts come from big spending. Make a few small, inexpensive changes – some of which are even […]

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  • Make a Plan to Light Up your Garden This Fall!

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    Does your garden look as pretty at night as it does during the day? Here are some options to ensure that it does. Let there be light! Make a plan Think about what you need from your outdoor lighting: safety and security, ambience, highlighting a feature, illuminating a work area. Each type of need requires […]

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  • Solar Garden Lights; What You Need to Know

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    The sunburnt country of Australia is the perfect location to harness the power of solar energy. Discovered in 1839 by Alexandre Edmond Becquere, solar power is the conversion of light into electricity via photovoltaics. However, according to Energy Matters, it wasn’t until 100 years later in 1941 that Russell Ohl invented the solar cell. Now, […]

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  • Baltimore Youth Collecting Food Scraps to Create Compost

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    Baltimore youth collect food scraps and turn it into compost for a community garden in the city. The Baltimore Compost Collective, a food scrap collection service based in Baltimore, is employing local youth to pick up food waste from residential customers and turn it into compost. The project provides compost for the Filbert Street Community […]

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