8 Practical Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees

In case you’ve somehow missed it: The bees are dying and yes, it’s something we should all care a lot about, because bees are IMPORTANT. We have bees to thank for around one-third of the world’s food supply, including avocados, almonds, onions, and a whole lot of fruits and vegetables that would be extremely missed if they were to disappear. [embedded content]But in the past year alone, US beekeepers have…

There’s A Giant Lavender Labyrinth In Michigan And The Photos Are Gorgeous

Labyrinths are beautiful. Their circular, geometric paths allow for walking meditations, and they are rich with symbolism. Some people have made the analogy that walking through a labyrinth is like taking a journey to the center of one’s self and then, eventually, emerging back into the world. Now picture a labyrinth made of paths of lavender plants and earth mounds. The labyrinth’s center also boasts an array of herb gardens.…

How to Build a Spiral Herb Garden

A herb spiral is one of the most clever permaculture techniques for utilizing space and allowing plants to work together in the garden. Usually located just outside the kitchen door, a herb spiral provides a menagerie of culinary and medicinal herbs, while saving space and helping with pest management in the garden. Easy to build and fun to work with, herb spirals allow for herbal experimentation, based on some very simple…

Hummus For Dessert?! 10 Recipes You HAVE TO TRY!

“If you haven’t heard about the latest trend in the last year of dessert hummus, and think it sounds weird, trust me it is amazing stuff.  I mean, you get to enjoy dessert and a protein and fiber-rich snack at the same time!  Which is why I love it.  I like my desserts to have nutritional benefits sometimes and this is perfect for that.” – Fragrant Vanilla 1. Smores Dessert…

A Swarm Of Ladybugs So Huge, It Showed Up On National Weather Service Radar

“National Weather Service meteorologists noticed something puzzling on their radar screens in Southern California on Tuesday evening — a big green blob. “It was very strange because it was a relatively clear day and we weren’t really expecting any rain or thunderstorms,” Casey Oswant, a NWS meteorologist in San Diego, tells NPR. “But on our radar, we were seeing something that indicated there was something out there.” So the meteorologists…

Miami Bans Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller

Miami Beach Coast, Florida (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images) “Miami city commissioners voted to outlaw the use of all weedkillers containing glyphosate on all city-owned property Thursday. City employees and contractors will have to find more eco-friendly alternatives to use on city streets, sidewalks, and parks, and residents are strongly advised to discontinue use of glyphosate on their lawns and gardens. The ban is effective immediately. City commissioner…

Cotton Might Not Be King for Long, Hemp is Making a Comeback in Levi’s Jeans

Hemp is one of the most powerful plants in the world, producing twice as much fiber as cotton, using far less water and pesticides… and fixing the soil while it’s at it! Because of its misunderstood association with marijuana, it’s been illegal to grow in the United States for over 80 years. But luckily, for the people and the planet, Congress finally passed The Hemp Farming  Act in the farm bill in December,…

DIY Bean Trellis For Any Vegetable Garden

“When you have a large garden the DIY project possibilities are almost endless. You can build anything you wish if you have some extra time and some money to invest. So, if you’re looking for a new outdoor project, then this beautiful bean tunnel might be the inspiration you need. The owner of the tunnel is April from Wahsega Valley Farm and made the tunnel for her large and impressive…

The Ultimate Guide to Butterflies & How to Prevent Their Decline

[embedded content]“Butterflies and moths have been around for millions of years. They used to be a common sight in gardens, but numbers have declined since the 1940s along with our other native wildlife species such as bees and hedgehogs. It will come as no surprise to hear this loss is due to destruction of natural habitats such as wildflower meadows, peat bogs and ancient woodlands in favor of intensive farming…

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

Here’s an amazing idea that really proves to you that anything is possible with the right approach. A small team based in California, USA that goes by the name of Reduce. Reuse. Grow. has devised an ingenious new type of coffee cup with seeds inside the walls. You can plant the cup when you are done and the seeds grow. Some thought has clearly gone into this project: One thing…