Vermont Makes it Illegal to Throw Compost in the Trash

August 6, 2020 at 12:24 am




All food scraps must now be composted in Vermont to save space in landfills and reduce methane emissions

14 Beautiful Perennial Flowers That’ll Bloom in Your Garden Year After Year

July 7, 2020 at 8:35 am




Perennial flowers make excellent cover crops, improve your soil, and never need to be replanted

Tiny Forests are Sprouting Up All Over Europe, Inspired by Japan, to Restore Biodiversity

July 3, 2020 at 9:14 am




Europeans are rapidly reforesting cities with tiny, dense patches of native forest with a Japanese method that makes them grow 10 times faster than normal 

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

“No Mow May” Campaign Asks Us to Leave the Lawn Alone Until June to Help Save Bees

May 8, 2020 at 1:42 am




Not mowing in May results in more flowers and nectar all summer long for struggling pollinators. Wildlife organization urges us to leave lawnmowers locked up until June.

STUDY: Bug Attacks Make Fruit and Veggies More Nutritious

March 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm

When bugs eat holes in the leaves of our crops, the plants produce more antioxidants!

Nearly 40% of Russia’s Food Still Comes From Small, Family Gardens

February 13, 2020 at 6:18 pm




Almost half of Russia’s food is grown in backyard gardens!

Bees Love Cannabis! Researchers Discover Hemp Could Help Restore Bee Populations

February 11, 2020 at 4:55 pm




Hemp provides bees excellent nutrition when they need it most, new study finds

Cheerios Will Send You 500 Wildflower Seeds For Free to Help Save the Bees

January 24, 2020 at 4:21 pm




Cheerios has mailed out nearly 2 billion wildflower seeds to volunteers across North America to help create habitat for bees

7 Reasons To Get a Christmas Cactus Instead Of — Or In Addition To — A Christmas Tree

November 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm




Christmas cacti can live in your house for over 100 years and be passed from generation to generation, blooming beautiful red flowers ever holiday season