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Gardening is Good for Your Health and the Environment

Gardening is Good for Your Health and the Environment

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Protecting the environment is one of the most important things we do in our lives. For those of us who garden we have a chance to make a big impact on the environment; in a positive or negative way. The methods

Organic Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Organic Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

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Organic vanilla bean cheesecake.  I can't think of a dessert that I love more in the summer, especially with a few cherries on top after slicing!     Using real vanilla beans truly takes this all time favorite over the top.  The recipe is simple,

Pollinator Week June 20-26, 2011

Pollinator Week June 20-26, 2011

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The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 20-26, 2011 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.    Five years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of the final week in June as “National

Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week

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For fifty-five years, National Bike Month has been the perfect time for new or returning riders to get back on the saddle and ride their bike to work.  The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month

International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week

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The US Composting Council (USCC) defines its mission as advancing composting and promoting compost use to enhance soils and provide economic and environmental benefits for our members and society.  The organization coined the official International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) as

Fun Plants for the Lazy Gardener

Fun Plants for the Lazy Gardener

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Succulents are plants that store water during wet periods to use in dry periods.  There are two main types of succulents – those that store water in their leaves, and those that store water in their stems.  These plants are

Organic Gardening–Soil Testing

Organic Gardening–Soil Testing

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Soil testing takes the guesswork out of organic gardening.  Saving money, time and effort; healthy soil produces healthy plants and healthy plants are more resistant to insect damage and disease.  With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time

Kids’ Indoor Gardening Kit

Kids’ Indoor Gardening Kit

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I love to hear about companies developing innovative ways to decrease garbage going into landfills, especially when it involves kids' toys AND gardening!  This fun little indoor gardening kit is made out of recycled milk jugs.  It contains no PBA, no phthalates,

Recycled Office

Recycled Office

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My tried and true bookshelves were in great shape, but my office felt so boring and I have really been craving some inspiration.  Instead of throwing everything out and starting from scratch, I used two of the cubie shelves as

Organic Valentine’s Pocket Pies

Organic Valentine’s Pocket Pies

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To celebrate the American Pie Council's National Pie Day on January 23 and in preparation for Valentine's Day, I broke out my heart-shaped pocket pie mold and whipped up my famous little cherry pies.  The pies are so easy and cute, how

Garden for the Health of It

Garden for the Health of It

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For many people, the act of gardening satisfies needs beyond appreciating, harvesting, and even enjoying the fruits of one's own labor.  The fresh air and physical exertion involved in garden care allows people to improve physiological health; for instance, cardiovascular

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