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Lawns & Gardens

Care2 Parent Asks City to Ban Dangerous Leaf Burning & Protect Her Kids’ Lungs

Burning leaves creates dangerous air pollution that can make people very sick. Parent and Care2 member K. Gilbert of Champaign, IL found that out the hard way, when heavy smoke from burning leaves bil…

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Why It’s Great to Grow Kale Indoors

Kale is the "it" superfood of the 2010s, the mason jar of the vegetable kingdom. And with good reason! This dark green member of the cabbage family, whether flat-leaf or curly, packs an incredibly hea…

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What Fruits & Vegetables Use the Most Water?

Farms across the US are struggling with extreme droughts and rising water costs. Climate change and droughts have reduced the available surface water flowing from mountain ranges to irrigate crops. Fa…

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5 Ways to Avoid Pesticides In & Around Your Home

When I talk about limiting pesticides, I'm often accused of sounding like a broken record. But the reason behind my rant is so important: Pesticide exposure has been linked to asthma, allergies, ne…

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7 Ways Gardening Improves Your Body & Mind (Infographic)

Did you know gardening had such a massive impact on your overall health? We all know hobbies, nature and exercise feed the mind and body -- and gardening showcases all three. We may have underestimate…

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Guide to October Gardening

October... one of my favorite months for gardening. The temperatures are comfortable, the ground is a little softer with fall rains, and there are fewer insects to deal with. Important October gard…

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37 Simple Pleasures You Can’t Buy with Cash

Money. It’s a subject that is on everyone’s mind much of the time – how to get it, what to do with it, and how to manage if you don’t have enough of it. True, legal tender is a necessity of modern lif…

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What You MUST Know Before Bringing Plants Indoors

As the mercury drops, potted plants that thrived in your backyard or on the balcony all summer may begin to find the autumn weather too chilly for their taste. Many plants, notably delicate tropicals,…

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The Benefits of Growing Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been on my mind since I spoke with a non-gardening friend recently. He was tentatively interested in growing a few houseplants. At that point all the windowsills and side tables in my ho…

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5 Greenhouses You Can Build Yourself

Want to keep gardening despite the arrival of fall weather? It's easy when you have a greenhouse to help you extend the growing season and even get a jump on next year's spring seedlings. Here are fiv…

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