How to Attract Fireflies to Your Home

June 23, 2018 at 7:40 pm




Remember when fireflies used to light up the summer nights like a million tiny twinkling stars? Here’s how to bring them back:

5 Weeds You WANT in Your Garden

June 9, 2018 at 11:26 pm





Increase the productivity of your garden by harnessing the power of these five weeds

Saving Our Soil: The Next Great American Revolution

June 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm




Agriculture Ruined Our Relationship with the Earth, Forest Gardening Can Fix It

April 4, 2018 at 4:31 pm




Agriculture made us enemies of the Earth. Live Free or Die star Tony Troia explains how forest gardening can turn us back into best friends.

Tony and Amelia eating in their forest garden on their National Geographic reality TV show “Live Free or Die

Grow a 100-Year-Old Food Forest in Your Backyard in Just 10 Years

March 8, 2018 at 5:05 am




Engineer develops method for growing mature, dense food forests in just 10 years

Most of the world we live in today was once forest, our natural habitat for millions of years.

One-Acre Permaculture Garden Feeds 50 Families

February 24, 2018 at 2:36 pm




One-acre garden provides fruit, veggies and eggs for 50 families with very little labor

More and more people are learning growing food doesn’t have to be hard work. When you work with nature instead of against it, it does much of the work for you.

Here’s What Happens When You Add Earthworms to Your Garden

January 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm





Earthworms build topsoil from scratch and increase food production up to 75 percent, meta-analysis finds


In order to “meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population,” soil scientists from the Netherlands have published a report on what they believe is one the most important factors effecting crop production — earthworms.

The No-Till Gardening Revolution: Why Farmers are Putting Down Their Plows

January 27, 2018 at 2:35 am




After thousands of years of turning the soil upside-down, farmers are finally realizing they’re killing the microorganisms that keep soil alive… Faced with losing the farm, more and more are converting to the ancient “n0-till” methods of permaculture

In the no-till gardening method seedlings are planted into tiny holes drilled with as little disturbance to the soil as possible. Credit: www.charlesdowding.co.uk

Why It’s Time to Un-Potty-Train Ourselves

January 14, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Toilets waste massive amounts of water and essential nutrients that could be used in place of chemical fertilzers




 

An article in I F**king Love Science encourages people to pee in their showers to save water and the planet “just a little bit.”

They calculate the average American uses around 4000 gallons of water flushing pee down the toilet per year, peeing an average of 7 times per day.

We’re in the Middle of Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction Event, Scientists Warn

January 8, 2018 at 5:48 pm




More than half of all animal species have disappeared in the last 50 years… Scientists warn humans could be next if we don’t make major changes


Earth’s 5th mass extinction was 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs and countless other species disappeared. Humans could go out with the 6th, if they don’t make some major changes quick… but no one seems to care or even notice that it’s happening.

“Earth’s sixth mass extinction event is underway,” the headlines of dozens of major newspapers warned last summer.