Are you interested in eating locally grown foods that are always fresh and healthy? Are you interested in becoming a locavore? Here we will take a look at the many health and environmental benefits of purchasing produce from buy local programs and farmers markets.
Here are ideas and suggestions for making invigorating and nourishing exfoliating products with natural ingredients.
An excellent natural hand cream contains ingredients that moisturize, soothe and nourish the skin. This easy-to-make hand cream is a basic combination of oil, beeswax and water. Other ingredients may be added, including aloe vera, lanolin, or essential oils.
Here are some energy-saving ideas to cut down on home heating costs this winter.
Overfishing of small prey fish species has reduced their populations to such a degree that predators that depend on them for food are suffering malnutrition or starving.
What do you do when you need to do some repair work in your house but don’t own the necessary tool? Tool-sharing may be the answer.
Voluntary simplicity is a way to live a richly rewarding life by focusing on what is most important and letting go of the rest.
When we hear the words, “endangered species,” we usually think of animals, but many species of medicinal plants and herbs are at risk of extinction.
Deer can be terribly destructive to gardens. There are a number of ways you can discourage deer from eating your plants, including fencing, smells, or moving objects to frighten them away.
It is becoming difficult to find soap, dishwashing detergent, household cleaning products, or even toothpaste that doesn’t claim to be “antibacterial.” Most of these products contain triclosan, a chemical that is not only unnecessary to kill germs, but harmful to health and the environment.
White Nose Syndrome, a deadly disease that was discovered recently, is severely affecting many species of hibernating bats, and threatening some endangered species with extinction.
Native plants are the best landscaping choice for many reasons. Native plants are low-maintenance, save water, don’t require fertilizer or pesticides to flourish, and invoke a sense of place in harmony with the natural surroundings.
If you enjoy nature and gardening, and would like to do something to promote wildlife and habitat preservation, why not get your yard certified as a Wildlife Habitat? For certification, the National Wildlife Federation requires the following resources for wildlife are provided in your yard.
Since the 1800s, numerous invasive plant and animal species have entered the Great Lakes. These non-native fish, mollusks and plants have severely compromised the ecosystem and have caused millions of dollars worth of damage.
Choosing organically grown foods is a good way to avoid unnecessary exposure to toxic pesticides. Some fruits and vegetables have a much higher level of contamination than others. Here is a list of the twelve most contaminated fruits and vegetables.