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10 Excellent Reasons to Use Raised Beds in Your Garden

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Growing Food Sponsored|

Raised beds aren’t a new idea, yet they continue to be a hotly contested item of debate amongst gardeners. Hearkening back to 300 BC when the pre-Hispanic peoples of the Andes used them to prevent

How to Plan a Vegetable Garden for Beginners

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Growing Food Sponsored|Tags: , , |

If winter is getting you down, there’s nothing more hopeful than planning your garden. Spring is just around the corner and seed catalogs are already available from a variety of suppliers. If you are hoping

What Should We Do With All That Carbon in the Atmosphere?

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Climate Change Sponsored|Tags: , , |

Our earth has permanently crossed a dangerous threshold. Humans continue to burn fossil fuels regardless of the consequences, with the result that our atmosphere now contains 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Is Healthy, Vibrant Soil a Solution for Climate Change?

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Climate Change Sponsored|Tags: , , , , |

An interview with Ryan Wirick, documentary filmmaker. There are many people waking up to the fact that climate change is a fundamental threat to humanity, and with that awakening is a rising sense of panic.

5 Sustainable Innovations to Be Thankful For

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Climate Change Sponsored|Tags: , , , , , |

These surprising inventions may soon be coming to a community near you. On the cover of Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, an intergalactic guidebook, the words DON’T PANIC remind characters that help

How to be Successful Growing Vegetables Inside This Winter

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Growing Food Sponsored|Tags: , , |

Cultivating vegetables in the off-season isn’t as hard as you think. When I first started out as an urban farmer, my attempts to extend the growing season were limited to ‘Early Girl’ tomatoes and throwing