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3 Tips for Beginner Companion Planting

Last year I was visiting a friend near Santa Cruz, California. She took me out to her garden where she was planting all kinds of produce, and I noticed a bunch of ladybugs in the plants. ďArenít yo…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We donít like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials arenít very sustainable, so letís…

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3 Reasons to Love Earthworms

By Sayward Rebhal, Networx I have a degree in biology, which means Iíve spent more than my fair share of time hanging around with earthworms. And let me tell you - theyíre awesome critters! They'…

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Indiana’s No-Till Farming Revolution

"No-till farming" is gaining ground in the United States. Funded in part by government subsidies, this technique restores nutrients to the soil while reducing nitrate leakage into groundwater -- and i…

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Sustainable Food: 10 Reasons to Care

Food is tied to almost everything. It can be the perfect point of convergence for thinking about sustainabilityóbecause it literally sustains life. Without nourishment, we donít exist. Here are 10 rea…

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A Natural Approach to Gardening

If youíre interested in growing some of your own food, consider these simple ways to keep your methods of fertilizing, managing common pests, and watering your garden more natural and sustainable. …

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How to Grow Great Tomatoes

Ahh, tomatoes Ö that summer garden favorite many of us love to grow ó and, especially, to eat. Homegrown tomatoes not only taste better than store-bought, but theyíre also much healthier. Whether youí…

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Farming Revolution in South Africa

A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company Relia…

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All About Parsnips

I've always been a fan of the underdogs in the produce realm. While resplendent tomatoes and juicy peaches are the effortless beauty queens of the garden, I'm drawn to the hard-working dirty roots. Ca…

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Healthy Indoor Herbs

By The Editors of Organic Gardening   Follow these tips to keep your indoor plants healthy and productive: 1. You must prevent your herbs' roots from rotting if you want productive p…

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