Gardening

Green Grass Can Mean Cleaner Air

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If you’re like many of us, you are making a sincere effort to do your part to help the earth by doing the right things in your home and in your habits. You may not think that there is much more you can do to help improve air quality. Not so fast. Doing your part to help create cleaner air can be as simple as planting a few grass seeds. Like trees, shrubs and other green plants, grass ...

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The Benefits of Organizing a Garden Co-op for Organic Foods

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Naturally, we would like our families and ourselves to eat foods that are as healthy as possible and grown by using organic farming methods and the right vegetable seeds without the use of toxic fertilizers or chemicals. However, the large demand for organic foods and the relatively limited supply has made them expensive. Is there any possible way in which organic foods can be made more affordable?

One way of doing this is to form a garden co-operative to ...

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Michelle Obama—A Role Model for Environmentally Conscious Children

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First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, recently announced that she will be clearing the ground for an organic vegetable garden at the White House.  This announcement comes on the heels of a national trend for people to go back to growing their own flower and vegetable gardens, and even digging up concrete, sprinkling grass seeds, and converting their yards back to grass. 

Growing grass is such a simple thing to do and yet, it brings such pleasure ...

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Composting 101

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You may have heard about compost and the benefits that can occur.  Compost is a mixture of different organic substances that can be recycled, such as yard clippings, leaves, twigs, and kitchen waste.  As long as the items can be decomposed, then it can be used in compost.  Many people have started using organic material in the form of compost in order to save money and to help the environment.  It also gives the user a rich garden soil that ...

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Clean Your Air With Houseplants

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A while back, NASA found that common houseplants help fight indoor pollution. NASA had been researching ways to keep the atmosphere in space stations clean and inhabitable for humans, and in the process found something that can be used here on Earth to keep our own habitats cleaner and more breath-friendly. Some indoor plants and blooming potted plants are able to take harmful gases from the air, and render them harmless through their own processes of photosynthesis and respiration.

We already ...

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