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Being Green isn't about being a hippy. Its about being globally minded, sophisticated enough to appreciate your resources and make the most of them. This is for the New Sophisticates: The Recyclers, The Gardeners, The Eco Minded, Those who love nature, the environment, and are smart enough to know the value of caring for it. Please dispose of plastic bags properly, even those you see in the street, before they are washed into drains and out to sea.
Instead of using commercial fertilizers and plant food, why not use some scraps from your kitchen that would otherwise end up in the trash or compost bin to amend and improve your garden soil naturally? Inexpensive and easy, these are my favorite ways to get my garden ready for spring planting. Eggshells, banana peels, Epsom salts, coffee grounds. Find out more at http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2016/06/7-ways-to-improve-your-garden-soil.html

use some scraps from your kitchen to amend and improve your garden soil naturally. Inexpensive and easy - Eggshells, banana peels, Epsom salts, coffee grounds.

Alternative Gardning: The benefits of WOOD ASH in the garden

What can you use those wood ashes into? Make lye water out of ash. You can boil spoons of ash (clean white/grey fluffy ash) with water and then filter it with a coffee filter. Lye water is a great cleaning agent and sanitizer for .

Top 30 Plants That Attract Pollinators. Attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators with these annuals and perennials.

Top 30 plants that attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds - **Photo pinned by Western Sage and KB Honey (aka Kidd Bros)

42 DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans and Ideas

42 DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

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Bring Your Houseplants Inside but Leave the Bugs Outside

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Plants that Naturally Repel Pests

Uprooting Garden Pests

Plants that Naturally Repel Pests and other natural bug repellents. - My Lene Gardens

NexusHaus is an affordable, plus-energy house built for the 2015 Solar Decathlon | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

The amazing affordable NexusHaus generates more energy than it consumes...

Nylon and wire netting protection from wallabies and possums on plastic supports above raised bed

GAP Gardens - Nylon and wire netting protection from rabbits and pigeons on plastic supports above raised bed of young Phaseolus coccineus - Runner Beans. Open Gardens Day Eye, Suffolk - Image No: 0187220 - Photo by Michael King

Local Roots' shipping container farms can be placed anywhere to grow as much local produce as could be grown on around five acres with 97 percent less water.

40-foot shipping container farm can grow 5 acres of food with 97% less water...

In Los Angeles, three farms are changing the face of urban farming. They don’t grow food outside, but rather inside of three small shipping containers. “The startup uses vertical hydroponic farm.

After planting a variety of plants, including 20 varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, lemons, limes, peppers, strawberries and basil, the researchers monitored both photosynthesis and fruit production found in both structures.

These magenta greenhouses grow plants faster while generating clean energy

These pink greenhouses generate electricity and improve plant growth - Daily EdTech

Now is the time to think about preparing spring flower beds for planting. See my tips for making sure your garden beds are ready.

Preparing Spring Flower Beds - Leaf Mulch - Soil Testing - Lasagna Beds

Now is the time to think about preparing spring flower beds for planting. See my tips for making sure your garden beds are ready.