BBQ Herb Garden: Growing Herbs for Grilling

Putting miles on the grill is all part of summer, as is the endless supply of fresh fruits and vegetables as the heat index climbs. And if you’re into growing your own, chances are there are some herbs in your garden too. But are you growing herbs for grilling and BBQ? It’s not too late to plant what you’re missing from the complete outdoor chef’s array of fresh flavors. After all, if you’re grilling it on the BBQ, the raw ingredients are probably fresh; meats, fish and seafood, vegetables, and even fruits. So, why would you want to spoil...

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University Gardens that Give Back by Growing

In recent years, unused land on campuses scattered across the US has been turned into sustainable university gardens that produce organic fruits and vegetables. Not surprising, given the developing importance of super fresh, locally grown food, urban farming, and community engagement. Harvard University Created in 2009 by an undergrad group, the Student Garden Club manages and maintains the university garden and greenhouses that operate from early spring through fall. Not one root, shoot, leaf or fruit goes to waste in their quest to grow food and build community. Harvard Community Garden harvests are used in campus dining services, sold at...

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Meet Spacepot: NASA-Inspired Hydroponic Pots

Growing leafy greens and herbs outdoors is pretty simple. Loosen the soil. Sow the seed. Water regularly, and food appears. Doing the same indoors without soil appears complex and baffling to many, which is why Spacepot was born. Totally simple hydroponic pots as beautiful as the plants rising out of them. Just about everyone knows that to make living in space possible NASA has been working on perfecting growing food with hydroponics for decades. The thing is it’s not as complicated as they make it appear. NASA is trying to find the best way to grow alien plants in...

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Meet GroBucket: Inexpensive Self-Watering Planter

The most expensive part of container gardening is usually the container itself, and if you want a self-irrigating design for big plants, they can get really pricey. Here’s a new product called GroBucket that will change everything. It allows you to turn any 4-6 gallon bucket into a self-watering planter in minutes. The simplicity is beautiful! The coolest thing about this self-watering planter: GroBucket was designed to solve the #1 reason for weak plants and crop failure; It guards against incorrect watering using gravity and wicking. And it does so sustainably without getting complicated or costly. No electricity needed. Grow...

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Green Building: Sustainable Prefab Home

Innovations in green building Have presented us with several interesting ways of owning a sustainable home over the past few years, but now these qualities are available in a prefab earth-shelter package. Unlike traditional houses, they blend in with the surrounding landscape, and harness the passive heating and cooling properties of the Earth. Better than a green roof – you’ll have a greenhouse, and you can assemble the entire thing yourself – in days! The energy-efficient and eco-friendly technology used in these Green Magic Homes makes it perfectly suited to any type of terrain and climate. Desert, mountains, forest, plains,...

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