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May 25

A Guide to Polytunnels: Are They Environmentally Friendly?

If you enjoy growing your own food, or perhaps aspire to be more self-sufficient, you may be wondering how to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables you harvest from your garden or allotment. You might have heard about polytunnels, but maybe you are unsure about what they do, or if they are worth the …

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Feb 05

5 Unusual Uses For Paper Bags

Saving money is becoming an important part of many households and paper bags are showing their number of uses to help many homes look after the pennies. We have created a list of 5 unusual uses for paper bags that you would never have thought of before: 1. Ripening fruit If you are planning to use …

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Jun 07

6 Amazing Uses for Orange Peels

Oranges, other than being a delicious fruit that we typically enjoy during the winter time, have an extremely useful peel. Unlike bananas, orange peels can be used for a long time after you’ve peeled the fruit. Here are six amazing uses for orange peels, that you didn’t know about. 6. Potpourri You can use orange …

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Nov 15

Save Money With Eco Friendly Decorations for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and all across America planning is in full swing. If you’re hosting the celebration for the first time or the twentieth it is still an exciting venture. You’ve got your family and friends coming together to enjoy conversation over some of your favorite foods of the year. So really, what …

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Sep 14

Greening Up School Lunches

There has been a lot of hubbub lately about school lunch programs thanks to attention from the First Lady and her Let’s Move! initiative as well as demonstrations by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who outright attacked the L.A. public school system for their lack of nutrition in school lunches and their general unwillingness to listen …

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Jun 05

Tips for Reading Eco Friendly Food Labels

Going green is a lot like renovating a home. You usually have to take it one room at a time. So, when it comes to making your kitchen more eco-friendly, there are actually a series of things that you can (and probably should) do. Things like using homemade cleaning supplies, avoiding non-stick cookware, serving up …

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Jan 31

Healthy Recipes That Will Help You Get Your 5 a Day

You have probably heard about the five a day rule regarding the fruits and vegetables you need in order to stay healthy, but knowing how to incorporate this rule into your daily routine is another matter entirely. Most of us lead a busy lifestyle, and taking time to sit down and eat a well-balanced, home …

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Dec 05

Why Our Children Need the Countryside

There are few things more satisfying than a walk in the countryside. Nature has a wonderful effect on most people: it can make them happier, calmer and more relaxed. Children and Nature Nature is also an important part of growing up. The creatures of nature have the ability to astound young children and help them …

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May 17

Yet Another Reason to Go Organic: Pesticides May Be a Link to ADHD

A nationwide study reveals that children exposed to higher levels of a type of pesticide found in trace amounts on commercially grown fruit and vegetables are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children with less exposure. Researchers measured the levels of pesticide byproducts in the urine of 1,139 children from across the …

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Jan 19

Your Fruit and Vegetables May Have Pesticides: Think Organic

pesticides on fruit

A pesticide may be a chemical substance, biological agent (such as a virus or bacterium), antimicrobial, disinfectant or device used against any pest. Pests include insects, plant pathogens, weeds, mollusks, birds, mammals, fish, roundworms, microbes and people that destroy property, spread or are a vector for disease or cause a nuisance. Although there are benefits …

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