11 Reasons a Clover Lawn is Better than Grass Lawn

April 2, 2022 at 12:52 am




Time to give up and let the clover take over! Clover doesn’t need to be mowed, watered, weeded or fertilized, and it’s softer than grass.

Want Butterflies Next Spring? Don’t Rake Your Fall Leaves, National Wildlife Federation Urges

November 4, 2021 at 7:38 pm





Drop that rake! Along with fall leaves, you’re raking up the butterfly pupae attached to them, as well as winter habitat for salamanders, chipmunks, box turtles and toads. Let them fertilize your lawn instead.

 

Swedish Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Stay Warm and Grow Food All Year Long

March 4, 2021 at 2:26 am




Greenhouse keeps home in the 60’s, even when it’s freezing outside; allows family to grow Mediterranean fruit in Sweden

Woman Makes Breathtaking Needle Lace Portraits With All Natural Threads and Dyes

October 9, 2020 at 12:21 am




Hungarian artist braids, twists and knits plant-based threads into amazingly detailed portraits of humans and nature

Sun Tunnels Could Replace Fluorescent Lighting in Commercial and Residential Buildings

September 15, 2020 at 4:44 pm




Sun tunnels or “solar tubes” funnel free, natural light into homes and offices, eliminating the need for health-harming artificial lighting

Feed Ducks Frozen Peas, Not Bread, Wildlife Organization Urges

July 26, 2020 at 2:45 pm




Bread makes ducks sick, prevents them from learning to forage, and can even deform their wings so they can’t fly. Here are some healthier alternatives, if you must feed the ducks.

Owls Could Kill Over 1000 Mice a Year Each if We Stopped Killing Them With Rodenticide

May 14, 2020 at 10:39 pm




In one of man’s most counterproductive efforts, we are killing the predators of our pests. Owls are nature’s best rodent control, here’s how to make them feel at home in your yard.

Barn owls

California Fills Skate Parks with Sand. Skateboarders Shovel it Out and Keep Skating.

April 21, 2020 at 5:46 pm




You can take their beaches, bike paths and hiking trails, but Californians said the state went too far when it tried to take their skate parks

Hemp Houses are Being 3D-Printed in Australia

February 26, 2020 at 5:54 pm

Soon, we’ll be able to order 3D-printed hemp houses!

A Dutch town will host the world’s first five livable 3D-printed homes, with residents set to move in next year. Credit: Project Milestone

640-Square-Foot Solar-Powered Shipping Container House with Greenhouse for $25,000

February 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm




Man designs greenhouse home that could get you totally off grid for as little as $25,000