GENERAL GARDENING

We’re Not Gluten Intolerant, We’re Glyphosate Intolerant

Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic “Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of…

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Mushrooms Can Eat Plastic, Petroleum and CO2

Mushrooms have a solution for just about every man-made problem In the midst of global warming, global desertification, deoxygenating oceans and Earth’s sixth mass extinction crisis, mycologist and author Paul Stamets gives us seven reasons to hold out hope, and…

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Mushroom-Based Pesticide Could Make Chemical Pesticides Obsolete

This non-toxic fungus-based insecticide kills over 200,000 pesky insects without harming bees A all-natural mushroom-based insecticide could make bee-harming neonicotinoids and most other chemical pesticides obsolete. It’s not toxic to humans, pollinators, fish, birds or…

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Sustainable, Soft, Grass-Like Lawn

Want a Sustainable, Soft, Grass-Like Lawn? Plant This Clover is softer and more sustainable than grass. It fixes the soil, attracts beneficial pollinators and wildlife, and requires no water, fertilizer, herbicide or mowing! Plus, it’s…

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7 Reasons Not to Rake Your Leaves

Fall leaves are not a nuisance. They’re part of the natural ecosystem, providing free mulch and fertilizer, wildlife habitat, and a beautiful array of butterflies and birds in the spring. Biologists at the National Wildlife Federation are…

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Create a Pebble Mosaic

Make edging, stepping stones, or even a small patio with river rocks and mortar I pick up pebbles everywhere I go. I may have inherited this obsession from my grandparents, both geologists, whose garden was…

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