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  • 10 Ways to Revolt With Your Garden

    Prepare for the worst in case your local gov’t is unable to respond or offer help in the event of an emergency (or, you know, IS the emergency), and use a garden to stick it to the man. More

  • $10 Prepper Project: DIY Drip Irrigation System (w/ video)

    Blue Living Ideas recently posted this great article covering the whys and hows of building this DIY drip irrigation for less than $10 (in 2009 dollars, at any rate). This is a great project for any gardener that has to leave the house daily, whether that’s to head to the office or hunt for food […] More

  • Better Uses for Food Waste: DIY Worm Composting

    Getting the most out of food is always a worthwhile goal, whether you’re buying it in bulk at a big warehouse or growing your own in a backyard microfarm. One way to get more use out of inedible food waste is to use it for composting- and the article below, reprinted from EDB’s sister site, […] More

  • Blue Green Box Helps Turn Your Aquarium into a Hydroponic Fish Farm (w/ video)

    Urban farming, living off the grid, surviving a zombie apocalypse, spaceflight, and Formula 1 racing. Those seemingly unrelated activities do, in fact, have something in common: the people who are successful at them understand that 1 object can serve many purposes. Sometimes it’s a wood-chopping axe that you use to bust open zombie skulls, other […] More

  • Green Pest Control: Fall Tips for Your Home and Garden

    As temperatures start to cool and the weather gets wetter, the chances of finding unwanted pests in and around your home will increase. Homes provide the ideal environment for pests seeking shelter, food, water and hiding spots in preparation for the cold winter months. By using the green pest control tips below, you can ward off some of the most unwanted pests this Fall. More

  • Fall Garden: Growing from Seed

    This time around, instead of buying plants, I decided to start my fall garden from seed!

    Since I’ve never grown from seed before, I needed to figure out how to grow everything I planted. In case any of you picked up seeds similar to mine, I thought I’d share what I learned! More

  • Sustainable Eating and Your Connection to Nature

    As humanity faces the biggest challenge it has ever faced – to live sustainably on this wonderful and mysterious blue-green planet – all of our habits and assumptions have come under question. What we eat, of course, has been no different. More

  • Hey Gardeners! There Are Some Social Networking Sites Just For You

    Social networking has literally taken over the online world, and for many of us it has taken over our lives as well. Who doesn’t have a Facebook or Twitter or both? Perhaps a LinkedIn for work or even one of the new, invite-only Google+ accounts that have generated so much interest this week? I am […] More

  • Biodegradable Pots: A Natural Choice For Your Indoor Garden

    Plastic, clay or wooden pots are common for container gardens, but even these need to be replaced every decade or so. So why not use biodegradable pots that did not use harmful materials to produce, and will biodegrade at the end of it’s life cycle? More

  • Eco-friendly Eggshell Seed Starters!

    If you have some eggshells ready to go out to the compost, grab em’ and I’ll show and tell you how to make eggshell seed starters! The first of my “how-to” series, by Cait Scott More

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    How to Grow Amazing Roses with Coffee Grounds

    I have found few things as rewarding as spending time in the garden, listening to the birds chatter, and to see little flying things moving around the leaves of home grown fruits and vegetables. Halfway through a wet Australian Summer, my garden is in excellent condition, from the topsoil to the tips of the sunflowers… […] More

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    5 Food New Year’s Resolutions

    New Year’s resolutions related to food are probably some of the most common. I guess it makes sense, given that food is such a central part of our lives and is also such a central part of many of our problems. Of course, as Heather pointed out earlier today, a lot of people don’t take […] More

  • Garden Planning: Design an Herb Garden

    If you want to start a garden next spring but are worried about the time and labor investment, an herb garden is an excellent, easy-to-manage substitute. Here are some tips to start planning your herb garden. More

  • Your Garden Successes and Failures

    As the growing season draws to a close, it’s time to talk about this year’s garden success and failures. Which unusual or exotic seeds will you be reordering this winter, and which ones will be forever banned from your garden? More

  • Ups and Downs of Urban Gardening

    Urban gardens are a great way to grow local and organic food; however, recent research highlights that some urban gardens may be contaminated with lead. More

  • Canning your Goods: Tips for Home Food Preservation

    It’s that time of year again…your garden is overflowing and you can’t seem to eat fast enough! The zucchini and basil are multiplying faster than you can pick them and soon the tomatoes will start turning red right before your eyes.  It is time to do something about it. A great way to make good […] More

  • Give Your Truck a Caffeine Jolt: Spent Coffee Grounds as a Biodiesel

    The world produces an insane amount of coffee each year, somewhere around 16 billion pounds.  The grounds are soaked in water, that’s the end of their life.  They are not really consumed, only used for a small fraction of their delightful oils and stimulating phytochemicals (read: caffeine).  If the grounds are lucky, maybe they end […] More

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