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Urban Homesteading Gaining Traction: Are you In?

To some, the words urban and homestead just don’t seem to mix. However, more and more people are realizing their lifelong dream of becoming...

How to Throw the Ultimate Pollinator Party

Have you ever taken a stroll through your veggie or fruit patch to find full blooms and gotten really excited only to see that...

7 Ways to Eat Blueberries for Brain Health and More

They may be small, but this blue fruit packs a powerful punch. In fact, just one cup provides a fourth of the daily requirement...

Why You Should Grow These Veggies and Herbs in the Shade

Most vegetables need plenty of sun to flourish. Corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, beans and peas are sun lovers, and you need to grow...

6 Beautiful Living Privacy Screen Ideas: No More Nosey Neighbors

It could be argued that a beautiful patio or a well-planned backyard garden deserves to be seen and appreciated, but there are many times...

The No Fail Veggie Anyone Can Grow and How to Do...

Are you ready to be a successful potato gardener? This versatile starchy tuber is easy to grow and can be cultivated by anyone with...

Grow These Herbs to Reduce Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition where the heart pumps blood with extra force. This puts the arteries under heavy load...

How Playing in the Dirt Can Make You Happy and Keep...

If young children are left to their own devices, they would happily play in the mud for hours. Dirty hands, feet, and faces don’t...

Keep Pests Out of Your Garden With This Special Salt

Epsom salt is familiar to gardeners as a fertilizer. When you find your plants looking tired, giving them a small dose of Epsom salt...

Make Your Own Healing Chickweed Salve

Chickweed is a common weed found around the house and garden, usually in moist and shady spots. Although a European native, it has become...