Upcycled Clothing for Your Own Eco Fashions

Upcycled clothing might sound like some ridiculous new fashion trend, but it is simply put the recycling up your old, out-dated clothing. If you are creative and pretty good with a needle, this is most definitely for you. With upcycled clothing you either revamp an old jean by adding something … Read more

Shrimp and Prawn Farming Needs to Return to Sustainable Models

Raising prawns is a form of aquaculture where freshwater or saltwater prawn or shrimp are kept in controlled environments. A low-intensive method was practiced in southeast Asia until highly intensive models took hold in the boom years of the industry in the 1980′s and 90′s. This has had far-reaching impacts … Read more

Vertical Gardening for Apartment Dwellers

Land for gardening is often difficult to come by, especially for apartment dwellers. But if you are lucky enough to have even a small outdoor space, such as a patio or balcony, you can optimize your gardening capacity by utilizing the concepts of vertical gardening. A Guide to Vertical Gardening … Read more

How Many Eggs Does a Chicken Lay?

How many eggs a chicken eggs depends on the type of chicken among other factors, including climate. A mature laying hen will produce an egg about every other day. Three laying hens will give you an average of two eggs a day. Leghorns, Plymouth Rock, Red Star, Light Sussex and … Read more

Planting Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a fun and easy plant to grow. Nothing gets a gardener more excited than enjoying a plump juicy cucumber straight from the vine. There are a variety of cucumbers to choose from and all will give you a hardy yield if grown correctly. Cucumbers are great for a … Read more

Outdoor Canvas Fabric

Canvas is used in so many things, it’s hard to think of all the things we depend on it for. Even for outdoor applications, which is only one portion of how we utilize this wonderful material, we find a wide range of places and ways in which canvas makes itself … Read more

Rocket Stove for Ultimate Low Fuel Cooking

Fuel poverty is a fact of life for many people in developing nations. They’re often reliant on buying expensive kerosene or coal, or gathering wood and dung to burn over open fires. In countries which benefit from a lot of sunshine, solar cookers are a practical and low cost alternative … Read more

High Tunnel Farming for Year Round Growing

High tunnel farming is one thoughtful solution to the more traditional methods of growing fruits and vegetables around the seasonal change in weather. Historically, farmers lost a lot of their crops due to changes in the weather conditions, such as a early frost; for the farmer this meant that bills … Read more

Planting Tomatoes in Garden

Planting tomatoes in gardens is one way you can enjoy this vegetable straight from the backyard. They are a great source of vitamin-c and beta-carotene. When tomatoes are cooked, they release antioxidants that can help prevent certain cancers, like prostate cancer. Tomatoes are a favourite on sandwiches and in pasta … Read more

Aeroponics System: Good for NASA, Good for You

Growing plants without the use of soil is one of the most environmentally friendly methods to produce healthy food crops. Aeroponics grows plants using an aerosolized nutrient-rich mist and oxygen to feed and water the plants by the roots. This process greatly reduces the amount of water and energy needed … Read more

How to Make Kombucha

Learn how to make kombucha at home Make Kombucha at Home Kombucha tea is often referred to as kombucha mushroom tea; however, kombucha is not a mushroom it is a colony of bacteria and yeast and it is rather easy to make at home. The most difficult part of making … Read more