Home Aquaponics Can Work for You

Aquaponics can be an intimidating concept for the home gardener but it really is no more difficult than caring for an average fish tank with the added benefit that you could eat both the fresh garden produce and the fish. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the … Read more

The LEED Certification Process

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was started in March of 2000 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In essence, LEED provides owners and operators with a framework that aids them in identifying and then implementing a greener method and options for not only construction, but design … Read more

Vermiculture for Kids

Oscar the Grouch got it right: worms are fabulous. And like Oscar the Grouch, composting with worms – also known as Vermiculture – is great for kids. Most kids love the slimy, the silly, and of course what kid could pass up the opportunity to talk about (and participate in … 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

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

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

How to Plan a Garden

If you’re starting a garden from scratch, the first thing you need to do is add your garden beds to your landscape. You can either till your land and add top soil or you can construct raised beds with wooden frames and use all commercial dirt. Be sure to place … Read more

What Tomato Plants’ Yellow Leaves Could Mean

Tomatoes are some of the most beloved fruits for novice and experienced growers alike. Their vibrant red hues signify success and yummy tomato slices and sauces to come. Tomatoes are especially easy to grow in small “urban farm” settings such as a small deck or teeny backyard. Your tomato plants’ … Read more

All About Growing Squash Plants

Squash were cultivated in Mesoamerica 10,000 years ago. It was an integral crop in the guild of the “Three Sisters” (corn, beans and squash). Squash come in summer varieties like zucchini or pattypan, winter varieties like butternut, spaghetti, acorn and Hubbard. They are hardy, easy-to-grow plants and thrive when grown … Read more

Companion Plants: The Three Sisters

The three sisters planting method is an ancient and sustainable method of companion planting. Originating with Native Americans, the three sister’s method consists of planting of corn, beans, and squash in close proximity. All three of the plants are an essential part of the companion planting system. The corn provides … Read more