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If You Make Only One (More) Green Change

Recycling, composting, saving water, buying less, reusing more ... you could well feel that you are already working hard to save the planet. It might be difficult for you to think of even more ways to…

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13 Things You May Not Be Allowed to Do in Your Backyard

A man's -- or woman's -- home is their castle, correct? Well … sometimes. Although you might think you have the right to do whatever you want in the privacy of your backyard, your local government m…

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28 Top Energy-Smart Tips for Kitchen Appliances

Looking to save energy when you use the most common appliances in your kitchen? Here’s a complete collection of the best tips we've found. Most of them are low or no cost, to boot. Refrigerator/Fre…

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Should You Pee On Your Compost?

Are you peeing on your compost pile?  If not, you may want to start. Human urine is rich in the nitrogen that plants need to thrive. The commercial chemical fertilizers widely used to add nitrogen …

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6 Steps to Perfect Compost

Left with an abundance of yard/garden waste and food scraps? Environmentally minded? In need of some free fertilizer for your lawn, garden or houseplants? Then it’s time to get decaying… or rather com…

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3 Ways to Discard Used Cooking Oil

You probably know that cooking oil doesn't belong in the drain. Even the little amounts of oil that ends up in the sink after washing an oily dish can lead to problems. Eventually, built-up oil can cl…

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Food Composting Comes to NYC

I first came to New York City in the late 80s, and one aspect of city life that made an immediate impression on me was the immensity of the garbage problem. There was (and still is, for the most part)…

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5 Clever and Convenient Compost Solutions

With Earth Day around the corner, we're aiming to be more responsible composters here at Gardenista. We admit, our impulse is to scrape the dinner plates into the sink, whirl the disposal, and be don…

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Charlotte Airport Opens Worm Composting Facility

by Sarah Shultz for Diets in Review The nation's tenth busiest airport, Charlotte Douglas International, sees about forty million passengers annually. Forty million passengers, among other things, …

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Create Compost from Autumn Leaves

Reduce your curbside trips and enrich your garden by composting your fall leaf harvest. Is this the Fall to consider composting leaves on their own? Leaf Mold (a rather unfortunate name) is compos…

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