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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.

195 articles

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!

Easy DIY: All-Natural Disinfecting Cleaning Solution

Maybe your local supermarket has run out of household cleaners and disinfectants. Or perhaps you’re looking for an effective, all-natural …

Nothing Says Happy Valentine’s Day Like Flowers

What are you giving your special someone this Valentine’s Day? If you answered flowers or roses, you’re not alone! Today …

Beehaviors: The Festooning Of Bees (Part 3)

We humans, with our particle accelerators and Wikipedia, like to think we are the smartest species on Earth. Yet still, …

Mushrooms Provide All-Natural Remedies For Humans And The Planet

Mushrooms are all the rage these days; from their magical healing qualities and health benefits to their impact on supporting …

Beehaviors: Swarming, AKA, Looking For a New Hive (Part 2)

If you were ever lucky enough to see the incredible sight of hundreds of bees flying frantically above your head …

What is Food? Changing The World One Bite At a Time

Sometimes, the most familiar things are the most foreign. We have never seen the hydrogen bonds in a water molecule, …

Green Christmas Tree Disposal

Shortly after the chaos of the holidays comes the mad dash to get the Christmas tree and falling needles out …

Gardening Books For The Holidays And Beyond

The holidays are for traditions, relaxing, and taking the time to do things you don’t always have the time to …

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