Category Archives: Native plants

Have a Bee-Friendly Yard

National Honey Bee Day is this Saturday!  One way to “bee” friendly is to create a pollinator-friendly garden by avoiding pesticides and planting flowers that bloom at different times. All these flowers are indigenous to the Eastern United States.  They … Continue reading

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The Choice for Me: Chem Free!

Despite a recent and evolving Lyme diagnosis, I maintain my position of avoiding pesticide use.  As the ER team knows, I love to tell the kale “tree” story in which my kale crop flourished even in the depths of winter and … Continue reading

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Lawn Lunch

You may have a salad growing in your yard. There are lots of reasons not to treat your lawn with chemicals and pesticides, and one of them is that your yard may be edible!   You may find your relationship … Continue reading

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Changing Up The Lawn

Even though the week started out snow-covered, I am still thinking about fixing my lawn this coming spring. Along with my natural lawn maintenance plan, I am searching for ways to create low maintenance lawn alternatives.  I want to add … Continue reading

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Eat Your Weed

MOMs is in full-obsession mode this week over dandelions – and we have every reason to be. We, Americans in particular, are choking our ground water with fertilizers and drying out our clean water resources to try to give grass … Continue reading

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The Road to a Chemical Free Lawn – Step One

As I sat inside last week with over a foot of snow outside my window, I could only think of one thing: spring. (An upshot of the snow was making snow creatures in it.) With spring comes my plan for … Continue reading

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Alaffia Pledge – Gender Equality and Community Empowerment

Often when a passionate and enthusiastic person, concerned about human rights and environment, decides to focus their energy on making a difference they look to support charitable organizations that may offer funds, education and outreach to communities that either need … Continue reading

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