For those in colder climes, Winter is the perfect time to start preparing for your next growing season. One thing you may want to start considering: how can you take items out of the trash and recycling bins, and reuse them in your garden. Let’s take a look at the largest contributors to the home garbage […]
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Our best of 2014 included a lot of DIY upcycling projects, from building your own wind turbine to repurposing discarded electronic devices.
I tend to start thinking about composting – changes to my system, etc. – in the Spring: that’s when I’m planning my planting for the year, and trying to take fertilization into account. But when I stop to think about it, Fall is really the ideal time for planning ahead on composting: you’ve likely got […]
The Washington State Reformatory has built a thriving vermicomposting operation that saves money & gives inmates a unique, valuable work opportunity.
Disappointed with some of the results of your Summer planting? Well, it’s do-over time: get started on your Fall vegetable garden!
Want to find gardening ideas & plant growing tips tailored to your specific needs & local environment? That’s the plan behind OpenFarm.
Filmmaker Dan Sussman comes by his interest in urban agriculture honestly; find out how this Nebraskan found his passion for growing food
Ready to start gardening in a small space? The Petomato combines DIY hydroponics with reused materials right out of your recycling bin.
Want to maximize your gardening space with a raised bed? Consider a keyhole garden. This African-style kitchen garden puts everything you need for successful vegetable gardening right in front of you.
Editor’s note: This post is sustainablog’s contribution to Garden Week at Crafting a Green World… go get inspired with lots of great ideas for your Spring garden! As a big fan of DIY projects, you might expect to find a compost bin made from pallets, or something similar, in my backyard. Nope – I’ve […]
Spring gardening time is just about upon us (depending on where you live, of course) – I know I’m already preparing my raised bed, and considering other options for growing more vegetables in my tiny little yard. While the work of gardening isn’t as taxing as many other activities (and can be downright meditative… or […]
Prison rehabilitation usually involves some combination of on-site work experience, and maybe some GED or college courses. But gardening? Dog training? Prairie restoration? Sounds like some social worker’s fantasy – right? Well, in some places, but in Washington State, the Sustainability in Prisons Program – a partnership with Evergreen State College – has over five […]
Our friends over at Crafting a Green World are hosting Spring Cleaning Week this week… and, like many other sites in the Important Media network, we wanted to join in. Sure, we’ve published numerous posts in the past about greening up your house cleaning routine… but, as I tried to think of a uniquely sustainablog-gy […]