3 Simple Ways to Practice Sustainable Gardening

There have been a few times throughout history where non-sustainable gardening and farming practices have destroyed the soil and prevented later generations from working the same land. Perhaps the most famous example is the American dust bowl that swept through the southern plains in the 1930s, when unsustainable wheat farming practices left the land dry …

Best plants for chicken run

The Best Plants for the Chicken Run

You don’t have to live in the boondocks to own chickens. Urbanites and suburbanites across the United States are diving into backyard chicken ownership, which provides not only hours of relaxing fun with animals, but also fresh, delicious, and nutritious eggs for the breakfast table. Whether you have chickens for the companionship or because you …

Why Container Gardens Have an Edge (and Why They’re on the Rise)

Why Container Gardens Have an Edge (and Why They’re on the Rise)

People who live in urban areas might not think they have enough space for a garden. After all, if you live in a house with virtually no yard, or if all you have is a tiny balcony, then surely you don’t have enough room to grow a kitchen garden, right? We have good news: there’s …

The Therapeutic Power of Gardening for Veterans

The Therapeutic Power of Gardening for Veterans

There’s no doubt that military veterans experience unique challenges that affect their mental and physical health. From readjusting into civilian life, to finding a new career path, to dealing with often debilitating physical injuries that require constant care, to managing mental health events such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), veterans are often affected by …