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How to Store Herbs for the Freshest Flavor

As the "foodie movement" continues to gain in popularity, more and more folks are experimenting with adventurous cuisine and interesting flavors. Herbs are a great way to add zest to your home cooking…

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Love to Garden? Here’s Your May ‘To-Do’ List!

May is the month to get out in the garden! To help plan for the season, I've put together this guide---what to plant, harvest and care for during this month. Here in the northwest suburbs of Chicago,…

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Help the Bees With This DIY Bee Water Garden!

Help save our bee population with this easy DIY project! Last year, massive bee deaths were reported widely even in the mainstream news. While there are many causes of the deaths, we need to do all…

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12 Urban Gardening Resources for All Kinds of Spaces

Do you live in a city but want to grow your own food? We've rounded up urban gardening tips and ideas to help you make the most of your space! Growing a garden in an urban setting presents some uni…

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DIY Natural Pesticide Recipe is Good Enough to Eat

Growing an organic garden is rewarding work. Eating fresh, healthy food straight from the garden lifts both the body and spirit. Unfortunately, many insects and other pests like to sample the fresh pr…

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All About Artichokes

Artichokes don’t often make it on the easiest-to-grow or easiest-to-prepare lists of gardeners and foodies. But that doesn’t mean they’re not well worth growing and/or bringing into your kitchen. They…

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Don’t Just Wear Green. 4 Tips to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is all about appreciating and protecting our natural resources. This upcoming Tuesday marks the 44th Earth Day, and while we all may acknowledge the day, it can be a challenge to think of wa…

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Build a Native Bee Habitat from Reclaimed Wood

This tutorial was part of Garden Week at Crafting a Green World. We teamed up with some of our favorite DIY bloggers to talk about all things gardening! We need bees. Native bees and other native…

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15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

Spring is here! What better time to think about how to save the bees? We need those fuzzy, buzzy creatures---we have them (and other pollinators) to thank for a third of every bite we take! And …

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16 DIY Container Garden Ideas

Need some spring garden inspiration? Check out these 16 DIY container garden ideas to get you started. I can't tell you how happy I am that spring is finally here! Winter is not my favorite season, a…

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