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Adirondack Chairs - Fine Seating For Your Outdoor Space

So, it's comfortable outdoor furniture that you would like because when the current weather is nice, you intend to manage to bring it in and enjoy it. Well, there are plenty of options to pick from and Adirondack chairs are one of the finest options available.

 

Really, Adirondack…

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Added by Muller Lukacs on September 20, 2018 at 3:33am — No Comments

Update Your Entertainment this Holiday Season

The holiday season is coming fast and bringing with it gatherings of family and friends. Don't get caught digging however or running to the corner market to catch that last-minute jar, through the pantry. Set yourself up for maximum amusement using a wine rack from HomCom.

Choosing the Proper Wine Rack for Your Home…

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Added by James Bush on September 18, 2018 at 8:52pm — No Comments

3 Reasons to Buy Sustainable Food

Have you ever considered switching to a sustainable diet? Perhaps you don’t even know what it is. Let’s make it simple. Are you familiar with the effect of various foods on your organism? There’s a difference in our body’s reactions to hamburgers, on one hand, and salad on the other. Now, think about…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on September 13, 2018 at 4:41am — No Comments

Grilled Panini - Delicious Diet Recipe with Homegrown Vagetables

It's yummy, it's cheap and it's perfect for your diet!

For those who are growing eggplant, here I present a recipe with this veggie that will make you lick your fingers and lose a couple of pounds at the same time.

Grilled Panini:

You have probably heard that grilled food is healthy, but why exactly is a question almost everyone is asking. The answer hides in the amazing ability of grill to extract and melt the unhealthy fats in…

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Added by Jane Speller on August 30, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments

6 Benefits of Gardening Using Greenhouse



While gardening, we believe, we are nurturing a garden but that’s actually not the truth. The truth is that gardening nurtures us. Greenery around us helps to keep us protected from the outside pollution and the toxic air which…

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Added by Layla Tovey on August 23, 2018 at 3:18am — No Comments

Power Your Home With Renewables

One of the best ways to save money on your monthly bills is to go green and invest in renewable power systems and more and more people are starting to use renewable energy and are turning away from relying on traditionally used fossil fuels. Here are some most popular systems used for…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on July 26, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Powering Your Farm with Green Energy

Coupled with green farming practices and energy conservation, individual farms can reduce their environmental footprint by supplementing their energy needs with renewable sources. Green energy potentials such as biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, and wind power aren’t only cost effective on the long run, but they help slow down (much disputed) global warming. With some smart investment and planning, you can cut back your farm’s dependence on fossil…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on March 22, 2018 at 3:40am — No Comments

Gardens Inspired By Nature

Biodiversity and sustainability is the great importance when designing and building gardens. The tendency among the new generations of landscapers and gardeners (or those who are not so new understand their importance) is to create natural gardens. Organizing the plants in a different way and looking for other forms of beauty. The flowers and their color, while playing an important role. Look into the deep feel the prominence to the shape, texture and color of…

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Added by Oliva Shouse on March 5, 2018 at 2:38am — No Comments

On-farm Treatment Options for Wastewater

Faecal contamination of urban and peri-urban waterways is among the number one health issues in most developing countries. The problem is that in low- and middle-income areas, the population growth surpasses the rate at which wastewater and sludge processing systems are being implemented. Although the expansion of sewer systems and treatment facilities remains a top priority for municipal authorities, we are witnessing an appearance of small-scale and low-cost…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on February 24, 2018 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Getting started with growing

I had for a long time wanted to get involved and start growing some of my own foods, if nothing more it was something that was interesting and being able to create a piece of food from scratch as it were. Of course, there a few things you will need to get started and a few extras as well that I am using myself.

Weather

It may sound stupid but if…

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Added by Dan Pollus on February 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Selecting your next garden tree

A nice homely feeling cannot be brought but it's often grown over the years of inhabitance by the family, whether it's the furniture, memories or even decor - it's all something that is made within a house, to make it your home. One must admit that the atmosphere within their house effects their daily living routines and thus creating a better lifestyle for you and your family.

When it comes to the garden, it's something that is often admired by yourself and onlookers but often…

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Added by Julien on December 19, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments

home cooked veggies for Thanksgiving

What are you eating on Thanksgiving?

We usually have turnips, sweet potatoes, cranberries, baked apples with cinnamon and green bean casserole....

Added by Liza Beckerman on November 20, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Tips for Living a More Eco-Oriented Lifestyle

If you are done with your old ways of polluting and wasting and are resolved to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle from now on, you might feel overwhelmed with the scope of changes you will need to introduce. However, you have already made the most difficult step – a decision to change. Now your job is to focus on the smaller steps, and the big ones will eventually become much easier.…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on October 9, 2017 at 4:41am — No Comments

Cool Season Gardening

Cool Season Gardening

As far as I’m concerned, the longer I can grow and harvest my own food the better.  Last year I picked my last bowl of salad greens on December 14th .  My dinner that night was bittersweet…sweet because I was still eating something I grew but bitter because…

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Added by amy dugas on September 29, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Everything I’ve Learned about Healthy Eating After a Month of Growing My Own Food

After spending a weekend at a friend’s farm last year, eating fresh produce that I helped harvest that same day, I pledged to do more to grow my own food. This took a back seat when I returned to my own home and make excuses for why this couldn’t work for me. Eventually, following a friend’s advice, I decided to start small. I planted potatoes and onions. Then carrots. Then cabbage. And then broad beans. Next, the chicken coop when up and we welcomed Mitzy and Norah to our family.…

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Added by Rebecca Harper on September 20, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

Flowering Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Autumn is upon us (almost) and so now is a good time to start thinking about what bulbs if any you would like to see blooming in your garden next spring and summer.  During this time of year, we often plant many of our die hard favorites such as hyacinths, crocus, narcissus and tulips but there are…

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Added by amy dugas on September 18, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Seed Saving Part 1

From Mary's Blog

Saving seeds from your garden bounty is like putting money away for a rainy day. Best of all, saving your own seeds is one of many ways to regain control of your family’s source of food.…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 14, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

5 Ways To Make Your Home Sustainable, Economical and Eco-Friendly

Global warming has been a raging worldwide topic for decades now, as people from around the world are experiencing the consequences of air pollution and the exploitation of natural resources. High green gas emissions paired with unprecedented consumption of natural resources have not only set the world on a path of a natural catastrophe, but they have also greatly increased the average cost of living.

Witnessing the constant increase of…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on September 7, 2017 at 7:49am — No Comments

Young & Green: Sabeha on Cooking and Learning to Adapt

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on August 31, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Chealsea Sells Summer Squash ("Those Aren't Bananas!")

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on August 24, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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