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BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don was one of the first in the mainstream to spearhead the initiative when he prompted gardeners to wait until June to mow their lawns for the first time. This 'No Mow' trend for May...
Many weddings were put on hold for the past two and a half years, but with things slowly returning to normal, it’s the perfect opportunity to start planning your dream sustainable wedding. Here are a few tips, courtesy of Fleur De...
Unfortunately, not all rings are made equal. The industry’s mining techniques for diamonds and gold have been exposed as extractive and consumptive without regard for the ecosystems and communities they tear apart. The mining of precious metals has caused widespread...
Gardeners have a tremendous opportunity to conserve water usage on their plots. Although it may not seem like a lot, if everyone used less water, or used water more efficiently, we could increase our self-sufficiency for growing food while reducing...
From coral reefs to honey bees, it’s undeniable that human activity is threatening the health and wellness of many organisms that play a critical role in sustaining our planet’s ecosystems. Seed Health, a microbiome science company pioneering innovations in probiotics...
It’s estimated that more than 25 percent of the population currently lives with allergic disorders and it’s looking like that number will continue to increase with climate change. Even though weather and plant behaviour play a major part in triggering...
With gardening season upon us, you may be scouring the Internet for tips and tricks on how to plant and manage your yard. In many articles, you've probably come across the terms “hardiness zones” or “growing zones”, or seen references...
Guerrilla gardening isn’t restricted to one day a year, nor is it limited to sunflowers. Every single day, people around the world cultivate land that they don’t own, for reasons ranging from enhancing beauty in neglected areas to growing fresh...
Believe it or not, humans haven't always lived under a patriarchal system. Before our consumerist-led society, we had equality—and it kept people more at harmony with one another and with the natural world. And if we lived like that before,
While we do our best to make more sustainable choices, sometimes these alternatives can come with unpleasant side effects. When it comes to household composting, this can mean undesirable odours, moisture, methane emissions and the dreaded fruit flies. But a...
This year for Compost Awareness Week (May 1 to 7), let’s dig into what chemical processes are lacking in a landfill versus in a compost system. The more we know, the more we can be inspired to take action by...
If you’re a beginner gardener looking to get your hands in the soil this spring, a herb garden may be the perfect way to start. Herbs are easy to maintain, and they’re guaranteed to spice up your everyday meals. Did...
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