Category: Home And Garden

Hospital Constructs Biggest Organic Rooftop Farm In Boston

With high rates of failing health and processed, fast-food consumption, there are some people making this obvious connection and doing something about it. This organization is guiding hospitals in the direction of fresh, locally grown, and seasonal food for patients. They’re even showing patients how to grow and cook fresh, healthy food in an attempt to liberate them…

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Five Reasons Not To Spray The Bugs In Your Garden This Summer

By Lizzy Lowe, Macquarie University; Cameron Webb, University of Sydney, and Kate Umbers, Western Sydney University The weather is getting warmer, and gardens are coming alive with bees, flies, butterflies, dragonflies, praying mantises, beetles, millipedes, centipedes, and spiders. For some of us it is exciting to see these strange and wonderful creatures return. For others,…

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HomeBiogas Device Turns Food Waste into Clean Cooking Fuel and Nutrient-Rich Fertilizer

By Anna Hunt Imagine being able to turn your food waste into clean cooking gas and nutrient-rich fertilizer, while at the same time reducing potent greenhouse gases. This was the exact vision of Israeli-based HomeBiogas, which resulted in the creation of an affordable consumer appliance that efficiently produces sustainable fuel out of kitchen scraps. In…

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These Clear Solar Cells Can Turn Any Glass Surface Into Power

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A class of new, transparent tech can allow us to harvest massive amounts of energy from glass surfaces like building and car windows, cell phones and other translucent surfaces. GNN reports: Scientists at Michigan State University detailed in a paper in the journal Nature Energy how highly transparent solar applications could “nearly meet U.S. electricity demand”…

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Student-Made Tiny House Represents New American Dream

By Brianna Acuesta College students created this beautiful tiny home. Every year, students from California State University, Sacramento’s STORC school get to work on projects that pave a way to a more sustainable and technological future. Most years, students working in the the Sustainable Technology Optimization Research Center (STORC) build a tiny house from scratch, which is an incredible feat….

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How to Build a Fold-Down Greenhouse on The Cheap

  If you’re renting your property, don’t have enough space for a full size greenhouse, or just don’t feel like breaking the bank then this is for you! This simple yet phenomenally functional fold-down greenhouse quickly and easily folds down to protect your plants during early frosts and cold snaps. When it’s a bit warmer…

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Food Forests: The Perfect Match for Reluctant Gardeners

Don’t have a green thumb? Try out this low-maintenance and high-yield technique. The number of Americans producing their own fruits and vegetables has increased more than 25 percent since 2008, growing to 44 million of our friends and neighbors. Yet, many reject growing their own food, worried that home gardening is too large a time,…

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