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How To Grow Thriving Houseplants In Water

You don't need fancy containers—or soil—to enjoy beautiful houseplants or even an indoor herb garden all year long.<p>Houseplants <b>make you happy</b>, and …

Americans Are Totally Obsessed With Avocados Thanks to This Man

Sometime in the 1920s, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, a friendly neighborhood postal worker decided to buy himself an avocado seed. This he did …

Seed Savers: Essentials for a DIY Kit

Seed savers believe in miracles. Or as Henry David Thoreau put it, “I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am …

5 improvement projects for your wood deck

A deck is one of the most useful outdoor spaces because it can support so many different functions: lounging, cooking, throwing parties, container gardening or just sitting outside to enjoy the view. As a multifunctional surface, a deck needs to always look its best. Read on if you have an existing …

Regrow these 6 fruits from kitchen scraps

<b>From berries and citrus to tomatoes and pineapple, use leftover bits to grow whole new plants over and over again.</b><p>Fruit and vegetables are remarkable …

Factcheck: Whale Strandings and Offshore Windfarms

By Simon Evans<p>Last Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England, and a third was spotted floating at sea.<p>What …

These High-Tech Sensors Track Exactly How Fresh Our Produce Is So We Stop Wasting Food

We throw out over 30% of food because it goes bad before it’s supposed to. A data-driven tracking technology from Zest Fresh is ensuring food stays fresh in transit–to cut down the amount we waste.<p>How often have you gone to a grocery store, picked out what seems to be a fresh pint of blueberries, …

Can urban farming combat food waste? Chatting with the founders of Alma Backyard Farms

On Monday, volunteers and farm members will be collecting unharvested colorful leaves of Lacinato kale, Redbor kale, Bright Lights Swiss chard and purple cabbage at the Alma Backyard Farms at a local church and school location in Compton. The “gleaning party” is just part of the preparation for the …

At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week two TED Fellows talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within, …

Cultivating Faith in Food

Jason Schumer<p>Two long, drip-irrigated plant beds run parallel to the southernmost wall of KAM Isaiah Israel, a Reform synagogue that straddles the …

How College Students Are Being Misled About ‘Sustainable’ Agriculture

Sustainability is a reasonable goal, but organic agriculture is no way to achieve it.<p>‘Sustainable” has become a buzzword applicable not only to …

One Soggy Field at a Time, Wheat Traders Gauge Kansas Blizzard's Toll

Out in the wheat fields of Kansas, the damage wreaked by a spring blizzard earlier this week is easy to see. But determining the precise loss of …

The Top 17 Vegan Sources of Absorbable Calcium per 100 grams of liquid or sol...

<b>The Top 17 Vegan Sources of Absorbable Calcium per 100 grams of liquid or solid food (the first 8 have more absorbable calcium than cow milk) are</b> …

New biofuel recipe mixes chicken poop and weeds

They may give us an almost endless supply of eggs and nuggets, but industrial chicken farming comes with a tradeoff: it produces a lot of poop. To …

Your Guacamole Is Going To Cost More Money This Year

Avocado-lovers need to brace their wallets, as prices of the healthy fruit are going to continue increasing. Bloomberg reports that a combination of …

Indian 'fruit of the gods' could lower cost of solar cells by 40%

Could India’s ‘fruit of the gods’ help lower the price of solar cells? Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee discovered …

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Garlic removes heavy metals, prevents hypertension, gout, obesity, rheumatism...

<b>Garlic removes heavy metals, prevents hypertension, gout, obesity, rheumatism, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, infections, inflammation, cancer,</b> …