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Gardening
Gardening

Straw Bale Solutions: Making Your Own Bales

If you're interested in straw bale gardening but don't think it's possible due to the lack of straw bales in your area, think again. In Straw Bale Solutions, Joel Karsten gives you tips and tricks on making your own bales. Whether Read More

Author of The Wellness Garden--Shawna Coronado
Gardening
Gardening

Q&A with The Wellness Garden Author Shawna Coronado

Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, and spokesperson for organic gardening, green lifestyle living, and culinary preparation who campaigns for social good. Her newest book, The Wellness Garden, she  details Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

The Power of Women – Erika Kotite

Erika Kotite is an editor, writer, and content developer in both print and digital media. Her book, She Sheds, shows women how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. Find out how the women in her life inspire her Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Create Your Own Urban Garden

For many of us, living in a short-on-space urban setting and growing a garden tend to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. Isn’t an urban garden a contradiction of terms? Doesn’t a garden need a vast, rolling lawn or field? The short answer Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Winter Compost Maintenance

A quick google search for “compost” will yield a bounty of photos of bins, tumblers, piles, and garden beds all filled with varying stages of organic matter transforming into “black gold.” What those photos don’t often show you are images Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Gift Guide: Best Books for Gardeners and DIYers

What gift do you get for the doers and makers in your life? From hens to hardware stores, we've got the ultimate guide of gorgeous illustrated books for gardeners and fix-it fans. DOG TRAINING 101 Using a visually driven, playful Read More

successwithsucculents
Gardening
Gardening

5 Tips for Succulent Success

Succulents are all the rage, and they're the perfect low-maintenance plant for indoors. But don't mistake low-maintenance for no maintenance. These 5 tips from Success with Succulents will help you keep your succulents healthy all year Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Kid Project! Bring Fairies to the Garden

When it comes to garden fairies, magic can come to life for gardeners of all ages. For young gardeners, it’s the imagination and story, the what-if and could-it-be of fairies living among us. For those of us slightly past childhood, the Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Grow Your Own Pizza Herb Garden

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cheese-only fan, a pesto-instead-of-tomato-sauce person, a deep-dish lover, an acolyte of thin crusts, or even living on the edge with (gasp!) calzones: pizza is part of your world. The unifying element of Read More

Sustainable systems, like this old-growth forest, are self-perpetuating sponges. They are built to capture and hold onto sunlight and water. Nutrients are continually recycled between the active soil ecosystem below ground and the productive forest above ground, maintaining a productive, layered, and diverse forest ecosystem.
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

The Philosophy of the Soil Sponge

Learning about soil health can be like cannon-balling into the deep end of a pool: there’s a lot to learn, and the details can get complex very fast. You know you need to care for your soil, but how do you know where to begin? Elizabeth Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

3 Hardy Annual Flowers for Your Cut Garden

For those not in the know, a cut garden (also called a cut patch) is a plot of your garden used specially to grow flowers you plan to cut and arrange. They're often beautiful annuals used to decorate your home, a gift for your mom, or even Read More