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Greener Golf Greens

With more than 32 000 golf courses globally, and counting, it is imperative that we find ways to make golf courses more sustainable! Love them or hate them, the fact of the matter is that golf courses are incredibly popular the world over. Unfortunately, golf courses come with a whole host of environmental and social […]

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5 Ways to ‘Green’ Your Lawn and Garden Care

Where Does Your Water Come From? An important question that few people in the U.S. can answer. For most people, their city or town collects water from a lake or river. Of course, before reaching a specific water body, water first falls as rain or snow and then flows across land and through soil. Water’s […]

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Green Choices for Lawn and Garden (Video)

Fresh water is important to everyone. But sometimes, our water is polluted through excess nutrients — nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers running off farm fields and suburban lawns. There are plenty of things that the average person can do to help keep our freshwater clean. Jeff Opperman, a senior freshwater scientist for The Nature Conservancy, […]

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How To Stop Soil Erosion In Your Garden (Video)

Slowing Water Stops Soil Erosion At its simplest level soil erosion is caused by water washing away soil. Stopping soil erosion is not rocket science either. By reading the land, watching out for heavy slopes and gulleys, and understanding the flow of water on your property, you can identify where water is washing down and […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Plant a Tree

Trees are one of nature’s greatest assets. And the reasons to plant one are many. Trees removes contaminants from our air, land and water. A tree can also lower your utility bills and increase the ‘curb appeal’ of your home. Do Your Part this Earth month and plant a tree. 1. Trees provide the clean […]

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How to Plan and Plant an Organic Community Vegetable Garden

If you’re concerned with all the additives in the food that is available in a traditional grocery store, you’re probably looking for alternatives. One way to make sure you get fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods is to shop at a farmer’s market. Another way is to shop at an organic grocery store. […]

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How to grow food in strange places

You don’t need a garden to grow your own fruit and veg. If you’re a budding horticulturalist with no space to swing a trowel, here are some creative – and sometimes bizarre – ideas from around the world Mushrooms in disused railway tunnels and strawberries in drainpipes… perhaps it’s silly but I find food growing […]

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Xeriscaping – The Art of Sustainable Landscaping

INFORMATION ON XERISCAPING FROM THE BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY: Xeriscaping is the newest tool in water management—coined in the American southwest, the term describes an innovative and creative means of conserving water through the landscape. Because an estimated 50 percent of water consumption in the average single-family home is used outdoors, xeriscaping offers an ideal […]

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How to Garden Sustainably

Not only are sustainable gardening methods better for your wallet, but they are gentler on the planet as well.

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