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5 Walking Tricks to Make Summer Strolling More Fun

Since June is Great Outdoors Month, and the Summer Solstice starts on June 21, here's a not-so-surprising tip:†walking is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and take in some of that summer sunshi…

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6 Humane Ways to Stop Garden Pests

Keeping varmints out of your garden is an ongoing challenge (we know at Gardenista). The variety of marauder may vary depending on where your plot is located, but there doesn't seem to be a garden a…

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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! Itís 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 canít 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 Ė RipeNearMe Ė 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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I wish I could convince my young granddaughters that hand washing will keep them healthier.

I got some of the worst beer I've ever tasted. Worked like a champ to cook a roast with in the cr…

We live on a big acreage so our little Poppie Cat gets plenty of excercise hunting:)) Great idea tho…

This proves that personal pets and all animals have emotional feelings!

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