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What You Need to Know About Lead

By Larraine Roulston: Lead (chemical symbol Pb) is one of those hidden pollutants that could be in your home — especially if your house was built prior to 1980. If left untouched, lead in wall paints most likely will not cause a problem at all. Should you start scraping off old paint around windowsills …

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Eco-Friendly Tips: Make Your Backyard “Greener”

By Victoria Lim: Going green and organic is no longer considered a fad. As global warming is culminating into a very real problem, more and more people feel the need to help in whatever way they can. Tending to your garden in a more eco-friendly manner may not help on …

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Easy Ways To Naturally Eliminate Pests from Your Garden

By Demi Crawford :  A garden is a food source not only for humans but also for several other creatures that are a part of the natural world. And some of the so-called “part of nature” are what we refer to as garden pests — bugs, slugs, snails, aphids and …

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How To Manage Weeds Without Poison

By Larraine Roulston: Will the perfect lawns of the future be ones that have a variety of greens and small blooming flowers that attract pollinators? Presently, most suburbanites prefer weed free lawns. Of course, children need to have a cleared area to play, but why does the lawn need to …

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The Problem with Synthetic Fertilizers

By Emelie Sandström: Todayʼs agriculture looks very different from the systems we had in the past. In the beginning, we hunted animals and collected what we could find to eat. This then lead to our managing the animals and keeping them as livestock. If you think about it and observe …

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