Beyond The Garden

Live your best life! Learn about the different things you can do with your harvest, the latest healthy lifestyle trends, and ways you can make an impact outside of the garden.

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Agriculture in Politics: Helping Farmers Make an Essential Transition

The story of agriculture maps human history. From the original farmers that planted the seeds of human specialization and culture …

Growing A Garden For Health and Well-Being

A garden connects us with Nature to heal and nourish our health and wellbeing on many levels. With everyday stresses, …

Shining A Virtual Spotlight As The World Goes Dark For Earth Hour 2021

Earth Hour 2021 is almost here, that one hour every year when we turn off all lights and non-essential electricity to …

A Broken System? Corporatism and Community Rights

Is the world falling apart, or is it waking up?  We are confronting systemic racism amid a pandemic and, combined …

Oh, Christmas Tree, Why Do We Decorate Your Branches?

Many say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and along with the carols, family feasts, and the spirit …

Treat Colds And Flu With This Easy Herbal Steam

I always breathe better in a sauna or at a spa. There’s something about that hot, aromatic air that helps …

Thinking Outside The Flower Box: Five Strange Plants

The plant world is fascinating! Did you know that the White Baneberry plant produces pretty little white fruits that are …

Five Neat Carnivorous Plants

Most plants subscribe to Gandhi’s belief in non-violence and are very happy with just the sun, water, and the soil’s …

Getting Protein By Eating Insects

When it comes to the food we eat, more and more people have environmental concerns, including a desire for fairer …

Striving For Access to Nutritious, Locally Grown Food For All

Growing up in Jamaica, Jacqueline Dwyer and Noel Livingston remember eating like kings and queens. The warm climate allowed them …

Flowers And Gardens An Inspiration For Many Works Of Art

Besides providing people with helpful information on how to build a greenhouse and water harnessing systems, or what plants will …

Is The Forest City The Way Of The Future?

The idea of a sustainable world is becoming more and more essential as fossil fuels are running out and the …

Beneficial Insects: Why We Need Them In Our Gardens

Beneficial insect populations are decreasing at an alarming rate. But as gardeners, we can take action to help them and ensure our food security. Here’s how.

Turning To Regenerative Agriculture To Improve Food, Farming, And Human Health

In my work as an agriculture consultant, I make the argument all the time that the way we are growing …

Music: A Universal Language That Even Plants Love

Plants are fascinating, to say the least. They are living, breathing columns of water, elements, and gasses, and they are …

Veteran Grows Medicine As Alternative To Prescription Drugs

To any person walking by, Steve walks and talks normally. But those people cannot see the scars that he carries …

COVID-19: A Planetary Reset Button?

“May you live in interesting times” is a phrase I have read more lately than ever before. Said to be …

Diving For Treasure: The Ugly Truth About Dumpsters

In the dark of the night, Cameron Macleish grabs his flashlight and crate, ready to carry out his work. He …

Growing: Good For The Mind

Researchers have been promoting the benefits of horticulture for years, as studies have repeatedly shown that the act of tending to plants can relieve stress and have an overall calming effect. Gardening is so good for the brain; it may even lower the risk of dementia!

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