Vertical Hydroponics – The Great Space Saver

Vertical Hydroponics – The Great Space Saver

Hydroponics is defined as “the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil”.   Vertical hydroponics is simply put the vertical distribution of water. It takes up wall space instead of floor space and works much like normal hydroponics. Many people opt for...
Sustainable Packaging: Making A Difference?

Sustainable Packaging: Making A Difference?

Sustainable packaging design is one viable way of providing packaging that is environmentally smart and responsible. Ideally, minimal to no packaging is ideal, but not always practical. So alternatively, choosing carefully choosing packaged products for purchase can make a difference in how we preserve our resources. Sustainable packaging, like the...
Traditional Yurts as Sustainable Homes

Traditional Yurts as Sustainable Homes

It seems that yurts are popping up everywhere – campgrounds, spas, vacation homes, guest quarters, even a home office.  And why not, yurts are low impact and comfortable. Traditional yurts, called a Mongolian Felt Tent or Ger, are designed to be portable, carried by a single pack animal, and set...
The Local Food Movement is More Than Carbon Footprint Reduction

The Local Food Movement is More Than Carbon Footprint Reduction

Locavores are usually defined as people who practice eating foods harvested from within an area most commonly bound by a 100 mile radius.  Some define the concept as utilizing a concentric circle; utilizing the most local area, such as the backyard garden, for common food items, buying from regional farmers’...
How Can We Recycle Cardboard?

How Can We Recycle Cardboard?

Cardboard comes as the packaging and shipment container from almost all the goods we buy. Your food and all other home and personal products, (unless bout locally or directly) utilizes cardboard to help get the product to you.   At this time, cardboard is considered one of the biggest singular...
Saving Seeds 101

Saving Seeds 101

Seed saving is a sustainable practice and an aspect of the permaculture movement.  Some plant varieties are easy to save the seeds and replant next season but other plants are rather difficult and improperly selecting and saving seeds may result in diseased plants or lack of germination altogether.   First...
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