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20 Thoughtful, Green & Cheap Ways to Honor Dad on Father’s Day

First let me say that I believe "dads" or "fathers" can come in a variety of non-traditional packages, including step fathers, uncles, grand fathers, and many women who have stepped up to this honored…

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Gardening: What to Do in June

Pondering what to do in your garden in June? Finally, now that the weather is reliably warm, we can move into summer gardening! It’s safe to plant tropicals and your warm weather vegetables (tomat…

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13 Clever Camping Hacks to Make the Outdoors More Fun

Camping is a fun way to step out of social media and get back in touch with the Great Outdoors. Unfortunately, some equate camping with incredibly heavy packs, hoards of bloodthirsty mosquitos, and di…

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Fight Invasive Species With Every Meal

If you can’t beat them, eat them! Invasive species management as a whole is extremely complex. However, cooking with certain edible invasives is a creative, fun and healthy approach to reducing the po…

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Pickled Asparagus Spears = Umami Times TEN!

Right around this time last summer, we discovered the joys of pickled asparagus, thanks to Marisa McLellan's lovely book, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. We'd made a quick tri…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Tomatoes

Nothing says summer like fresh, homegrown tomatoes. And nothing can be more disappointing than seeing your tomatoes split and devoured by pests. While there's no 100% guarantee that plants will gro…

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Want to Find or Sell Foraged Foods? There’s an App for That.

A new urban foraging app – RipeNearMe – is aiming to take urban foraging to the next level by letting growers share, swap, or even sell their bounty. Crowdsourced apps that encourage urban fo…

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16 DOs and DON’Ts for Avoiding Bug Bites

If you spend time outdoors, you face some tough choices. Bug-borne diseases should not be taken lightly. Mosquito and tick bites can transmit life-changing illnesses like West Nile virus and Lyme dise…

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Watch Hoot & Annie On This Live Owl Cam

About five years ago, Cathy Howell, staff attorney for The Nature Conservancy in Texas, decided she needed a new project. This nature enthusiast and amateur woodworker wanted to get her hands dirty—an…

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8 of the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens

It's finally May and, for us in the Northern Hemisphere, it means one big thing: the world is in bloom again! It's the perfect time of year, then, to visit a botanical garden. Read through to check ou…

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Yep, we'll eat anything to extinction. No wonder we're so fat.

My husband and I have been together for about five years. last month we got into an argument because…

The irresponsibility of the Big Chem companies are not only immediately visible but the long term ef…