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Grow Edible Lawns

By Chef Centehua Edible lawns, as the name clearly states, are lawns you can eat. In fact, before we had lawns, we had gardens. Our ancestors grew food, were resourceful and self-reliant. Edible lawns are beautiful and attract all kinds of pollinators — butterflies, bees, hummingbirds. They also spark conversations with neighbors …

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Getting Dirty – Starting a Garden with Children

By Dawna Matthews Spring has arrived, and with it are days outside and digging in the earth. In early November, my daughter Chloé helped plant our tulip bulbs for the spring. They began blooming two weeks ago. Every day she is so excited to look out the window, see the …

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EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides: Is the U.S. Next?

By Fredrica Syren As everyone who follows my web site knows, I have a love for bees and I believe bees are in danger of extinction. Toxic pesticides in our environment are a major reason they are dying. Some people have asked me why bees are so important. It’s fairly …

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The Necessity of Water Conservation, Now!

By Christopher Marciello Water: what would we do without it? Nothing! We wouldn’t exist without it, nor will our descendants if we don’t learn about where our water comes from and how our usage affects it. I realize that’s a fairly heavy introduction, but it’s the truth. Our numbers are …

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Extreme Weather

By Kim Robson In recent years, we’ve all noticed that destructive storms and severe droughts or flooding seem to be on the rise. Instead of these events happening once every 30 to 100 years, they seem to be happening practically EVERY year. From Hugo to Katrina to Ike to Sandy, …

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Preserving Our Heritage, Choose Heirloom Seeds

By Christopher Marciello Its’ starting to get closer to that time of the year when it’s time to plant seeds for summer. When you do really do consider using heirloom seeds. Heirloom seeds are somewhat fashionable as of late, so I’d like to begin by briefly mentioning the types of …

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It Takes a Village

By Chef Centehua Growing your own food is the best and most economic way to ensure organic nutrition. However, not everyone has access to land and, while vertical gardens are a great solution to small spaces, community gardens are an excellent solution for city folks. The slow food, home garden …

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Make Your School Grow With a School Garden

By Kim Robson School gardens provide a dynamic and beautiful learning environment for kids, where science, math, reading, environmental studies, nutrition, and health can be taught. There, children can experience a deeper understanding of nature and become better stewards of the Earth. They learn how to design the garden, then …

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Chicks in the City: A Chick Flick for the Entire Family

By Rebecca Tolin I’ve grown up mainly a city girl. Sure, I secretly pine to prance off to a lavender farm in the French countryside or an organic vegetable plantation on a misty isle of Hawaii. My heart is linked to San Diego by beloved family and friends, though – …

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