sustainability

environment

WILDLIFE ISN’T A PROBLEM: Let’s stop calling it that

WILDLIFE ISN’T A PROBLEM: Let’s stop calling it that

Inevitably in late summer, we hear all kinds of stories about encounters with wildlife, either in parks or backyards, or from...
September 10, 2014 × 1 comment

sustainable development

VERTICAL VEGETATION: Green walls create a breathing garden of life in the city

VERTICAL VEGETATION: Green walls create a breathing garden of life in the city

With more than half the world’s population (75 per cent in the United States) living in cities or towns, and more people driving...
August 25, 2014 × 0 comments

sustainable agriculture

SHARE THE LAND: Garden sharing transforms urban lawns

SHARE THE LAND: Garden sharing transforms urban lawns

Local, organic food might be the most environmentally sustainable option in terms of feeding the planet, but for many people it...
July 20, 2014 × 0 comments

green living

COMPOSTING TOILETS: A drier alternative

COMPOSTING TOILETS: A drier alternative

This article was excerpted from The Wastewater Gardener, a book by Dr. Mark Nelson that takes a global look at how we are...
June 30, 2014 × 0 comments

sustainable agriculture

DANDELION, YOU’RE NOT SO BAD: Why do we kill you all the time?

DANDELION, YOU’RE NOT SO BAD: Why do we kill you all the time?

Consider the humble dandelion. We can all do this easily, because it’s everywhere. All the time. Look out your window—I’ll...
June 26, 2014 × 0 comments

sustainable agriculture

MAKING FOOD IS HARD: Why we should do it anyways

MAKING FOOD IS HARD: Why we should do it anyways

The slow food and grow-it-yourself movement has become hugely popular in circles where people love nutrition, hate over-packaged,...
May 5, 2014 × 0 comments

permaculture / gardening

PASSIONATE ABOUT POLYCULTURE: Joel Salatin, “lunatic farmer,” shares his inspiration for wholistic farming

PASSIONATE ABOUT POLYCULTURE: Joel Salatin, “lunatic farmer,” shares his inspiration for wholistic farming

When asked “How would our world look different if thousands of people did what you do?”, Joel Salatin answers without skipping...
March 31, 2014 × 0 comments

green living

DIY TIME: Make your own natural deodorant

DIY TIME: Make your own natural deodorant

If you don’t like being stinky, but you also don’t like slathering store-bought deodorants with questionable ingredients like...
March 24, 2014 × 0 comments

permaculture / gardening

GUIDE TO SEED STARTING: It’s already time to grow delicious vegetables!

GUIDE TO SEED STARTING: It’s already time to grow delicious vegetables!

It sounds like a lie, but it is, in fact, time to start thinking about planting seeds and growing veggies and herbs for the coming...
March 10, 2014 × 0 comments