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3 Ways Meatless Monday Helps the Earth

It's never too late to join the Meatless Monday movement! Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by former advertising executive Sid Lerner. He decided to partner with Johns Hopkins University to revi…

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5 Ways to Avoid Pesticides In & Around Your Home

When I talk about limitingpesticides, 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. Thisclassic hobby has an…

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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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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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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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A Gorgeous Gallery of September Flowers

September is the time of year when children head back to school and the harvest begins to wind down in the Northern Hemisphere. While the weather is often mild and sunny, there tends to be a feeling o…

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4 Vegetables You Can Plant Now For A Fall Harvest

The cooler weather and shorter days of fall don't have to mean the end of the harvest from your garden. If you plant some of these classic root crops now, you can still enjoy fresh homegrown produce w…

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7 Ways To Use Expired Spices

Before you chuck that jar of spice that's been sitting in your cabinet for longer than you can remember, consider these tips. Spices that aren't worth eating may still have some use around your house …

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Who misses true heirloom tomato varieties that were replaced by hybrid tomatoes, bred for their comm…