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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

How to select the right tankless water heater for RV

 

It is said that there is always a solution to every problem; therefore technology has astonished us with RV tankless water heater for the folks who love to travel and explore the world without any hindrance. Tankless water heater for RV has made it possible for them to take shower under the blue sky, without any limits! Here, tanked water heaters can restrict the enjoyment and the necessity but you can overcome through this by choosing the best tankless water heater…

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Added by Keena Thomas on September 13, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good

Our sense of smell is incredibly powerful – certain smells can make us relax in an instant, others can make us go hungry, while there are also smells which can ‘transport’ us into the past in a blink of an eye. It is only natural that you want your home to smell good; after…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on September 13, 2017 at 5:25am — No Comments

Décor Tricks to Create the Best Dining Area in Your Hotel

If you are looking forward to running the best restaurant then you need to focus on a lot of things and not just offering the best food. The customers do not just to the restaurants just to eat tasty food but also for a good time and enjoyable experience. If you want to attract customers and retain them then you need to offer them unique and excellent dining experience along with tasty food.

Here are some décor ideas that can help in creating an…

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Added by Emma Miah on September 9, 2017 at 5:33am — 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

What are the Different Wood Floor Damaging Pests?

If you have wood flooring  in your home, you have to be careful about the different types of damages that can be caused by wood boring insects. If you notice any signs of damage to the flooring, you should immediately get help from pest control services. This guide explains the different types of pests that can be a threat to your expensive floor.…

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Added by Karen Cole on September 6, 2017 at 5:00am — 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

Importance of Creating a Non-Toxic and Stress-Free Home

When someone mentions air pollution, the first thing that comes to mind is outdoor air; but what about the air inside our homes? Well, according to American Lung Association, indoor air can be even more hazardous than the outdoor one. The worst thing about it is that usually there are no…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on August 23, 2017 at 4:39am — No Comments

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PILLOWS FOR SIDE SLEEPERS

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PILLOW

A good night’s sleep is not only vital for energy, focus, and general health, it can make you look younger. Sleep is important for good circulation, which can give you a rosy glow and help prevent puffiness and dark circles…

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Added by Ella Woods on August 22, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

Best Sleeping Position For Pregnancy

Sleeping posture often amounts to discomfiture for pregnant women. If you are a would-be-mother, you should know the right sleeping positions. Often, you end up wrestling on the bed, hunting for the right position that will provide you with the right amount of safety and comfort. A number of restrictions are imposed at this stage and the regular postures for sleeping turn out to be useless. Read on to…

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Added by Karen Cole on August 18, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments

Joshua Tree pest

   I am new to the list and a Master Gardener but I need to let people know about a possible pest.

I am a Master Gardener and have learned from a Joshua Tree resident about a pest he has in a Joshua Tree. It is a warm and has been eating the pulp in his Joshua Tree. 

   Have you seen any? Hopefully I will have a picture the next few days.

Added by Doug Arnold on August 17, 2017 at 5:34pm — No Comments

5 Ways To Make Your Small Home Look Great

When it comes to upgrading your small home, it doesn’t mean that you need to go through a complete overhaul as it’s time taking and costly at the same time. Here, in this article, I’m going to share a few easy and cheap ways that will make your house look great.

1.       Installation Of Shelves

The shelves are an important part of a well-decorated house. You can use them for keeping books or decoration pieces. Shelving is a good…

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Added by Emma Miah on August 10, 2017 at 1:53am — No Comments

How to Create Perfect Environment for Growing Indoor Plants

If you prefer to eat organic and prefer growing something in your garden then you should have basic knowledge of the food products. Gardening or farming is not an easy task and if you do not want your efforts to go in vain then you need to make sure that…

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Added by Emma Miah on August 7, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

How to Bring More Natural Light into Your Home

If you are a homeowner feeling that your home is darker than it should be, you have to find the ways to bring in more natural light into your home. Your home is not an ancient cave but it is a modern building and hence it must have the required amount of natural light to liven up your life and spirits. Natural light is an integral element of any home and you have to take all steps to bring in as much as of it to get the following benefits:

  • Increased productivity due to the…
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Added by Karen Cole on August 4, 2017 at 6:09am — No Comments

The Best DIY Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Keeping a carpet clean can be a difficult task, especially in highly concentrated areas where you have your children and pets making messes on the carpet. The best thing you should do daily is to vacuum your carpets. This will help remove the dirt,crumbs e.t.c, and also make your cleaning job easier by ensuring that all these are not ground down into the carpet fibers. To keep your carpets clean, you don’t have to spend a fortune, simply follow these basic solutions:…

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Added by Karen Cole on August 4, 2017 at 5:36am — No Comments

7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Landscape Designer

If you have a noticeable large garden, thenceforth you certainly would desire to have it decorated to improve its natural beauty or add up to its existing desirability.  But then again, for the majority people, every time they take notice of the words landscaping and landscape design, they instantly associate it with the wealthy and the famous, with stunning gardens that are as…

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Added by Karen Cole on August 4, 2017 at 3:11am — No Comments

Best Unscented Natural Soap for Sensitive Skin

For those suffering from eczema, psoriasis, or simply have sensitive skin...finding the right soap can be a heaven-sent.

soap for psoriasis  

Unfortunately, many sufferers of sensitive skin have to go through a long trial-and-error period to find what works, and what causes more pain.

And with all the ingredients in soaps and other personal care products, that can be difficult to isolate the problem…

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Added by Conrad Metz on July 9, 2017 at 6:41pm — No Comments

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