While you can’t do much to prevent these nasty pests from feeding on you, here are some home remedies you can try to help soothe the sting, burn, and itch.
Leaving bare dirt isn’t actually the best landscaping choice if you are concerned about wild fires harming your property…
Guide to Eco-Friendly Fall Lawn Care Taking Care of Your Garden Now Might Ensure a Better Next Spring
Taking care of your garden this fall is of utmost importance to the health of your lawn when it begins to grow in the spring…
Dear EarthTalk: My neighbor uses Roundup in her yard routinely and tells me it’s harmless to people and pets, but I’ve heard that it is carcinogenic. Can you set the record straight? —Maise Alexander, New Hope, PA Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides contain three key components: the […]
What advantages do vertical farms have over traditional gardens and farms? Agricultural may finally be growing up
Dear EarthTalk: What advantages do so-called “vertical farms” have over traditional gardens and farms? Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier’s book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century was first published, there were no vertical farms. Now, it’s an exciting movement […]
How Can Teachers Integrate Sustainability Into Their Curricula? Green Themes Offer Multi-Disciplinary Learning Approach
Dear EarthTalk: What resources are out there for helping teachers integrate sustainability topics into their curricula? — Melinda Zullo, Toronto, ON Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit. The North American Association for […]
Stormwater runoff is the number-one cause of water pollution and the greatest threat to our country’s estuaries. Rain gardens offer a beautiful solution.
No natural pest- and weed-prevention methods are perfect (although flame weeders sure look fun). But keeping your garden healthy is the place to start.