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August 2017 Blog Posts (11)

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…


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…


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…


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



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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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:…


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…


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

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