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Woman harvesting spinach. A lemon cucumber. Dry beans. Sugar snap peas. Pumpkin. Boy standing in a pole bean field. All images through Wikimedia commons.
Woman harvesting spinach. A lemon cucumber. Dry beans. Sugar snap peas. Pumpkin. Boy standing in a pole bean field. All images through Wikimedia commons.

Maybe you were too busy this spring to give your garden much love. Or maybe your plants have died since, leaving room for new life...

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    Look Out Behind the Bus Stop, Here Come Guerrilla Gardeners Digging Up an Urban Revolution

    Lurking beneath the authorities’ radar is a vast, international underground movement that stretches from Africa and Europe to the Americas: guerrilla gardening, the un-permitted colonisation... Read more

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    Love Cycling? Love Wearing Skirts? You Can Do Both With This Simple Trick!

    Penny In Yo Pants from Johanna Holtan on Vimeo. The Penny In Yo’Pants ladies have come up with a simple solution that will help you... Read more

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    You Can Grow These Six Vegetables in Your Home

    By  J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News For many who love warmth and the outdoors, summer can, by far, be their favorite season. With... Read more

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    Fast and Furious Road Etiquette for Green Drivers

    Many fuel-saving tips advise driving slowly, but you should actually often drive fast to save fuel and minimize the impact on the environment.  Driving slowly works... Read more

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    Tick Talk: Enjoy Summer Outings and Prevent Lyme Infection

    Lyme disease – named after the village it was first diagnosed in- takes about 300,000 new victims annually in the United States alone. The epidemic... Read more

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    Herbicides Not Needed for Thistles in the Garden

    I’ve become an unwilling expert on thistle. Living where I do in Pennsylvania, we’re besieged by the plant in spring, and when not controlled, causes... Read more

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    Build Smart From the Start: Making the Business Case for Energy-Saving Construction in India

    India is suffering from severe power outages this month. Power plants are running out coal and citizens are protesting in the street as their livelihoods... Read more

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    Make Your Own Nutella-Like Spread in 10 Minutes

    It’s quick and easy to make your own chocolatey nut spread, and it’s ideal for parents looking to make a treat for their kids while... Read more

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    Fourth of July DIY Extravaganza: 10 Tips That Won’t Cost the Earth

    Decorating your home for special occasions need not cost the earth. Here are some easy to follow craft tips for all the family to enjoy... Read more

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    Beat the Heat the Smart Way

    Installing the AC has always been a summer ritual in my house. It is the day I admit that I am weak and need some... Read more

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    10 Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion

    The ants come marching one-by-one, two-by-two, and gazillion-by-gazillion into our home whenever it’s rainy, snowy, too hot, and too cold. My husband favors chemical warfare... Read more

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    Electric Cars Won’t Really Take Off Until Costs Come Down (or Petrol Goes Up)

    The electric car trend is still to take off in the UK, with drivers largely put off by up-front costs, according to a survey by... Read more

  • Solitary Bees. Common to New York and other places. From left to right, top to bottom: Eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica), Hoplitis (homalocera), Ceratina (dentivrentis), Megachile (albisecta), Pure-green sweat bee, Megachile (rotundata).

    Build a Hotel for Homeless, Harmless, Helpful Bees

    Would you like to see how a tiny black and white striped bee builds himself a cozy apartment in your garden? Or would you like... Read more

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    Endangered Great Indian Bustard Has A Chance

    Often, conservation issues surrounding the more recognisable fauna in the world such as lions and tigers receive unprecedented attention, whereas other uncommon species go comparatively... Read more

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    Wildlife Refuges Under Attack

    Most of the news coverage about the drought in California has been about how brown our lawns will become, how farmers may have to fallow... Read more

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    Vivienne Westwood: “Let’s Talk About Fracking!” (+Video)

    To Frack or not to Frack? That is the question Vivienne Westwood wants the UK to be talking about. The queen of British fashion is... Read more

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