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Use Chicken Tractors for Eggs, Fertilizer and Bug Control

Use Chicken Tractors for Eggs, Fertilizer and Bug Control

If you have thought about raising chickens, but were concerned about how to start and where to store them, stop worrying. The chicken “tractor” is an easy tool to help maximize your ability to protect and move your chickens while simultaneously caring for your garden or property. Caring for chickens isn’t so tough- humankind has...
Use a Wormery to Produce High-Grade Fertilizer

Use a Wormery to Produce High-Grade Fertilizer

You know the benefits of composting; reducing your waste, creating valuable fertile soil for your garden, as well as the fulfillment that comes along with watching waste naturally transform back to into a useable earth. If you do your composting at home then you know that without proper aeration of the compost then it takes...
Tying the Knot Green? Do it with Eco Friendly Wedding Rings

Tying the Knot Green? Do it with Eco Friendly Wedding Rings

Our society is beginning to wake up to ways in which we use or abuse our natural resources. Some people aim to make the small changes in their lives that add up, such as buying organic produce, shop local, cut down on waste and unnecessary electricity usage. Others may have even taken a Permaculture class,...
Ten Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Ten Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Modern life is full of waste.  The average North American generates about 20 tons of carbon dioxide  each year while the global annual average carbon footprint is about 4 tons of carbon dioxide . Americans have a larger carbon footprint than the average global individual.  Here are ten easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint....
Rocket Stove for Ultimate Low Fuel Cooking

Rocket Stove for Ultimate Low Fuel Cooking

Fuel poverty is a fact of life for many people in developing nations. They’re often reliant on buying expensive kerosene or coal, or gathering wood and dung to burn over open fires. In countries which benefit from a lot of sunshine, solar cookers are a practical and low cost alternative to traditionally fuelled cookers. But...
The Truth About Biodegradable Plastic

The Truth About Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable plastic In 2009, the United States generated 30 million tons of plastic waste. Thirteen million tons was plastic containers and packaging, 11 million tons was durable plastic goods, and 7 million tons was non-durable goods, such as plates and cups. Only seven percent of this plastic waste was recovered for recycling. These statistics tell...
Packaging Waste Recycling- What Happens to Our Trash

Packaging Waste Recycling- What Happens to Our Trash

The statistics around packaging waste are frightening. In the European Union each person produces on average 176 kilograms of packaging waste each year.[1] The UK alone, about 10 million tonnes of packaging waste are produced every year, the majority of which is goes directly to landfills.   Packaging is necessary to protect goods, but because...
What Are Heirloom Seeds?

What Are Heirloom Seeds?

Heirloom seeds have become very popular in recent years.  But what exactly is an heirloom seed and how is it different from a “regular” seed?  Most gardeners agree that heirlooms are cultivated varieties of open-pollinated plants.  In general they are high quality, quite flavorful, and easily to grow. Heirlooms are those varieties that the seeds...
What Are Renewable Energy Resources to Rely On?

What Are Renewable Energy Resources to Rely On?

‘Do as I say, not do as I do.’ Political instability in the Middle East, increasingly hard to extract fossil fuels, and fears around global warming mean governments are telling us to save energy, and the planet. But in the next 20 years energy consumption will increase by 60 percent from 2005 levels[1].   Could...
Catfish Farming Can Provide Local Protein Source

Catfish Farming Can Provide Local Protein Source

The decision to invest or start a fishing farm probably has to do with the high cost of seafood and meats as much as it does for a desire to have your own reliable source of protein and lower ‘footprint’ by growing and harvesting food on site. The art of raising catfish means there will...
How to Raise Chickens to Lay Eggs

How to Raise Chickens to Lay Eggs

Many concerned citizens are looking for ways to reduce household costs and that are also less destructive to the environment in which they call home. Raising chickens to lay eggs is a wonderful way to get organic eggs that are cheaper and tastier than those trucked in to the supermarket. Perhaps you buy your eggs...
Tiny Houses: Beloved by People and Planet

Tiny Houses: Beloved by People and Planet

People are finding ways to cut back on spending, and eliminate some of the expenses of paying bills. They are taking on newer building projects that will save then hundreds of dollars per month in living expenses. One such project is the building of small, cheap, eco friendly homes. These homes are very efficient and...