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Soil 101 – The Basics

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Photo credit: Joi Ito, Creative Commons. Soil Basics Soils are intricate mixes of minerals, water, air, organic matter, as well as numerous microorganisms that are the dead remnants of once-living things. It develops on the surface area of land and it is the “skin of the planet.” It is vital to support terrestrial plant life…

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How to Start Urban Gardening

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How to Start Urban Gardening Transform your balcony or porch right into a city veggie yard with this brief introduction concerning beginner’s urban gardening. An urban veggie patch, to be certain does not require you to be a green-thumbed wunderkind. All it requires to make an effective veggie yard is some interest, some preparation and…

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How to Save Earth – Work With Nature

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How to Save Earth? Every Action Must Have a Reaction Every action, whether or not we’ve chosen it consciously, carries with it a set of principles and intentions. This ties in to the laws of Karma ( the Sanskrit word for action) and the “scientific” alternative in Newton’s law that ‘every action must have a reaction’. We only…

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The Case for Building Yourself Underground Greenhouses

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Underground Greenhouse – A Growing Demand for Safe, Healthy Food. There is a growing demand for safe, healthy food.  But many of us have little space to grow healthy natural food in nutrient-rich soil. In today’s world we need to seek techniques which will certainly conserve power, decrease air pollution, and allow us to grow…

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What is Forest Gardening?

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Forest Gardening in Response to Population Growth We humans are currently experiencing exponential population growth, land degeneration, and also food shortages around the earth. Every one of these issues can be addressed by including food-bearing and non food-bearing forest trees right into your garden culture. Forest yards will allow you to expand all your very…

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How to Grow Food in Containers Part 3

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Grow Food in Containers – Part 3 If you’ve been following my guide on How to Grow Food in Containers, your salad crops should be almost ready to harvest now, but don’t worry if you haven’t sown any crops yet as all types of green, leafy salads are best sown every 3-4 weeks to guarantee…

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What is Vertical Gardening Anyway?

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Image Courtesy of Alfredo Sánchez Romero – Creative Commons License What is Vertical Gardening? As long as you have an empty wall or a bare fence that needs improving, you could tend edibles, annuals, and also perennials with these vertical gardening concepts. Every one of these inspires us! By utilizing a little resourcefulness, individuals can adapt this upright…

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An Intro to No-Dig Gardening

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Image by Carlin Joe – Creative Commons License What is No-Dig Gardening? The idea of no-dig gardening was established by an Australian called Esther Deans. It was originally both developed as a labour conserving concept, and as a  method to rejuvenate badly overused soil in veggie gardens by using the mulching method. Mulching? The mulchingprocess…

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What are Honey Bees And Why Are They Important?

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So, Exactly What are these Important Bees?  Honey bees are social insects like ants and other hymenoptera. (membrane winged insects) Do you know what being a social insect means? They are insects which live in large groups. These are called colonies and a single honey bee colony can have as many as 60,000 bees in…

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