Gardening

How to Create an Environmentally Friendly Backyard Thumbnail

We all love to relax in our backyard, whether by swimming, gardening, hosting a party, or just relaxing with a book. However, our backyards can be huge energy sources and can actually zap up a lot of our heating and cooling bill if we are not careful. We all want to respect Mother Nature without [...]

5 Tips for Making Your Landscaping Eco-Friendly Thumbnail

Now that beautiful weather has returned and summer is approaching, my family is starting to spend a lot more time outdoors. But if I’m honest, our backyard is not the most appealing place to spend time. There is a concrete patio slab with no shade and our lawn is patchy at best and covered in [...]

Meet Two of the Women Disrupting the Beekeeping World Thumbnail

Farming is a profession where people typically imagine men, but more and more women across the nation are creating and seizing opportunities in the agricultural world. Whether it’s to help low-income women find jobs or to teach urban citizens about agricultural pursuits, women are opening up to farming like never before. One of those women [...]

3 Simple Landscaping Projects That Won’t Break The Bank, But Net Large Returns Thumbnail

Summer is here, and that means home improvement season is, too! And if you’re trying to green your decor this year, then sprucing up your outdoor spaces is a great place to begin. Landscaping is an important part of homeownership and one that can pay big dividends when it comes time to sell your home. [...]

Aerogarden Review & Update: 19 Days Later Thumbnail

So…a few weeks ago, you may recall my excitement about the Aerogarden 3SL indoor gardening system. You know. That contraption that promised to turn me into a master gardener overnight. OK. That’s an over-exaggeration. But the Aerogarden did promise to help me grow herbs, veggies and even flowers right on my kitchen counter, with little effort or [...]