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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.

Worms and Global Warming


Are earthworms contributing to climate change?

Controlling Insect Pests With Birds

Beneficial Insects

How to attract bug-eating birds to your garden for organic insect control.

Planet News...with Links!


GMOs, permaculture, the costs of drought and kale -- it's not just for supermodels.

Drought and the Home Garden


Preparing for dry conditions this growing season will go along way towards reducing your losses as well as you water bill.

Cold Frame -- Hot Box


Extend your growing season by putting a layer of protection between your plants and the elements.

The Effect of Pesticides on Beneficial Insects

Beneficial Insects

Broad spectrum insecticides not only get rid of the bad bugs, they knock out the good bugs too.

Is Your Compost Made of Sewage Sludge?


The dirty truth about biosolids.

Phosphorus Apocalypse

Compost & Soil

Every gardener worth her or his compost knows what phosphorus is. It’s the “P” in the N-P-K ratio.

Lawn and Garden Chemicals


The problem with chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

Sustainable Gardening: It's All The Rage!


Tips, principles and practices for the organic vegetable gardener.

Playing Plant Jeopardy


Mr. Trebeck, I'll Take Frost Protection for $500.

High Altitude Gardening


How to get amazing results from a short growing season.