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How To: Solar Greywater Recirculation Kit

A compact, powerful, and cost-effective mini power organizing module to supply enough energy to the DC recirculation pump so it can run 24/7 or manually via a switch.  To build the mini recirculation…

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This Easy-To-Use Beehive Is Bringing Honey To Backyards

This Easy-To-Use Beehive Is Bringing Honey To Backyards. It took a decade for Stuart and Cedar Anderson, a father and son living in rural Australia, to find a solution to a challenge they’d…

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7 steps to make your home more sustainable toward a green building

At present, there are around seven billion people on the planet. And each one of us draws on the Earth’s natural resources. Unsurprisingly, this takes a huge toll on Mother Earth. This makes it…

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How to Colonize Mars Succesfully, A Primer

Humanity will colonize Mars. It is inevitable. We cannot wait for everything to be perfect on Earth before we go to Mars (or the Moon). Colonizing Mars will unify Humanity in a way in which nothing…

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Pink Greenhouses can grow food and make electricity

By tweaking the glass roof panels of greenhouses, scientists have engineered a way to effectively grow indoor crops and gather power from the sun at the same time. In tests, the special pink glass…

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Starting a Plant-Based Diet? Here’s What to Know First

You’ve heard of a plant-based diet, but do you know what it actually means? Find out how we define this highly nutritious and sustainable way of eating. “Eating a plant based diet is…

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Canada’s Most Cherished Maple Tree Grows in Toronto

Photo: B. Alter

Canada’s unofficial national anthem is The Maple Leaf Forever. It was written in 1867, the year of Confederation, by Alexander Muir.

He was inspired by the glorious tree in front of his house, Maple Cottage. And here they are folks, …

Planting Deer-Resistant Gardens is Possible

Photo: timberpress

This book is dedicated to “all gardeners who tend gardens in deer country”–it is pretty clear about its target audience.

Called “50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants”, it is a lovely compendium of the fifty prettiest annuals, pere…

A Visit to London’s Piet Oudolf Garden

Photo: P. Klimt

Each summer for the past eleven years, the Serpentine Gallery has commissioned a different architect to design a pavilion on the adjacent park lands. It serves as an inspirational place to hang out, hear lectures and have a drink.

Th…

How Can a Conceptual Garden Win a Prize?

Photo: dan lobb

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the little sister to the Chelsea Flower Show. It is smaller, less formal and has a country feel. Think Prince Harry: a little wild and crazy but still royal.

The Show has different categories…