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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.

October 12th

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… […]

February 1st

EDF: Dominique Browning, Award-Winning Editor and Author, Launches New Column

Dominique Browning, the former editor-in-chief of House and Garden, is partnering with Environmental Defense Fund to launch a new column called “Personal Nature: Dominique Browning’s distinctive take on all things environmental“. The column will highlight the human impacts of environmental threats like climate change and ocean pollution. Her first piece explores the language we use […]

October 7th

Sustainability is about Permanence

According to Richard Florida in his latest book, Who’s Your City?, the average American moves every seven years. “More than 40 million people relocate each year; 15 million make significant moves of more than 50 or 100 miles,” writes Florida. That’s a lot of carboard boxes, time and energy. The implications for such a footloose […]

August 19th

Sustainability Spending with Frugality Rules

Okay.  So, the shopping spree may be over.  It’s hard to pick up a newspaper or listen to a TV station that doesn’t have a story about it.  Meanwhile, advertisers keep putting things on sale to get us spending again.  However, millions of Americans are waking up with a debt-hangover and have adopted a new […]

July 29th

Six Urban Farms, From U.S. Coast to Coast

With spring bringing out the gardener in many of us — veteran, rookie and in between — my household has been expanding our growing. Last year, we had a couple of small vegetable plots that maybe totalled 15-20 square feet. Plus, we created a wildflower and native grass section that stretches to a slim 40 […]

May 20th

Reclaim Your Plate! The Sustainable Food Diet

The jury is in: the most sustainable way to feed yourself is to grow your own food. There are many factors considered when evaluating food sustainability.  The primary concern is: what is the ratio between how much land is used, and how many calories are produced? In asking this question, we can immediately eliminate meat […]

June 23rd