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Why Vertical Farming Might Be Our Planet’s Future

Explosive growth that will take place in the world’s urban centers as we reach 2050. To keep these people from starvation, architects and farmers have combined their talents to create Vertical Farming…

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Bat Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Fascinating Creatures?

October is the month of witches, ghouls, black cats and bats ... but bats shouldn't be seen as scary. Despite their negative reputation, bats provide a variety of amazing benefits to humans. They are …

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Animals We Love: The Fox

The Fox: Resourceful, intelligent and super cute---what more could you ask for? If you live in a semi-rural area, or really anywhere with a few trees, you've probably seen a fox at least once. M…

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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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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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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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How Did Your Garden Grow This Year?

Now is the time. While the events of this summer's garden are still fresh in your mind, take the chance to list the season's successes … along with not-so-stellar moments. A home garden record will he…

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Free-Range Rats: A Growing Market?

Free-range and organic. Those are two of the redeeming qualities that Cambodian farmer Chhoeun Chhim, 37, likes to tout when promoting his newest export from his rice fields - wild rats. BBC report…

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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …

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we have been eating them in the south forever. Kale is really good in a salad.mixed or by it's self

Good suggestions and info. I'll pass it on.

Noted with thanks Jordyn. I am always on the alert to recycle, reuse or reduce!