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Environment

Our gardens and yards are strands in a huge web connecting all living creatures.

Caring for the environment starts with thoughtful decisions at home about chemicals that could impact pollinating insects, wildlife, water sources and more. Read more to see how small changes add up to a healthier world.

Mulch Hits the Big Screen

Compost & Soil

Documentary film on master gardener Paul Gautschi's got the spirit.

Avoiding Water Stressed Plants

Environment

Make sure your plants don't receive too little or too much water.

Bees, Butterflies Both Battling Demise

Beneficial Insects

Pesticide use may leave us a world without pollinators.

Where the Wild Things Are

Environment

Home gardens provide habitat for birds, butterflies and wildlife.

Lessons from the Garden

Bugs & Thugs

A crow, a row of seedlings, and repeated frustration spotlight the adaptability and ingenuity of gardeners.

Soil: America's Greatest Resource

Compost & Soil

A recent project looks to catalog the earth beneath us.

Patience When Planting Peas: The Payoff

Climate

Wait for the right soil temperatures and conditions before sowing pea seeds.

Agricultural Water Use

Climate

How can we use less water to grow the produce needed in this country?

Kids and Cabbage, Exploding Cows & Global Warming

Climate

News items on student gardening programs, food marketing, and the complications of climate change.

GMO Wheat and Drought

Climate

Advocates for genetically modified wheat make questionable claims.

Facing Drought

Climate

What should gardeners do in the face of water shortages?

Water Purity and Organic Gardening

Community

The small things we do to keep pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals out of our water supply.

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