Classroom Aquaponics: Kids Gain Healthy Experience

Small hydroponic and aquaponic systems are perfect for use in classrooms, but when it comes to teaching kids what offers both them and the Earth healthier options, aquaponics wins hands down. In terms of easy sustainability, one system can provide them...

Scotland Enters Vertical Farming with Total Automation

Commercial indoor agriculture in the UK is largely based in England and Wales with vertical farming being focused on in London. A situation that changes this fall with the launch of Scotland's first vertical farm. There are no ZipGrow Towers here. This...

Top 4 True Natural Beauty Products

Skin is the largest organ in the human body, and if you don't want GMOs and chemicals in your food, you certainly do not want to slather yourself with them head to foot! But not all hair care, skin care, and makeups that profess organic or natural benefits...

Kimbal Musk’s Urban Farming School Expands

It's only been a year since Kimbal Musk announced the launch of Square Roots, a unique urban farming school that combines learning both the hydroponic growing side and the business side that creates customers and income. Even if real food is the new...

5 Easy Steps to Pickling

There's nothing worse than getting a great yield but not having enough time or mouths to eat it before it's turned. Growing up I remember jars and jars of delicious pickles that my mom made every year. I want that in my pantry - I mean, who doesn't! And...
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Wild Flours: Sustainable Superfoods

No, not flowers, but the stuff from which bread is made. Some are superfoods, some are gluten-free, and all of these raw material sources unaltered by science. All, that is, except one, but it's an isolated instance, and one that gives merit to the edibility of this...

8 Wild Greens: More Superfoods for Sustainable Agriculture

Before agriculture and the food system supersized everything from size and sugar content to shelf life and shippability, people turned to plentiful plants in the wild. Some see these not as superfoods, but as subsistence foods. Considering the robust vigor of native...

Superfoods, Sustainable Agriculture and Native Plants

Aronia berries are one of those superfoods, chock full of antioxidants and other health benefits thanks to their dark coloring. But they weren't a commercial crop until the 1990s, though processed drinks already contained the fruit, which means that the health drink...

Classroom Aquaponics: Kids Gain Healthy Experience

Small hydroponic and aquaponic systems are perfect for use in classrooms, but when it comes to teaching kids what offers both them and the Earth healthier options, aquaponics wins hands down. In terms of easy sustainability, one system can provide them...

Scotland Enters Vertical Farming with Total Automation

Commercial indoor agriculture in the UK is largely based in England and Wales with vertical farming being focused on in London. A situation that changes this fall with the launch of Scotland's first vertical farm. There are no ZipGrow Towers here. This...

Kimbal Musk’s Urban Farming School Expands

It's only been a year since Kimbal Musk announced the launch of Square Roots, a unique urban farming school that combines learning both the hydroponic growing side and the business side that creates customers and income. Even if real food is the new...

What Are Seeds?

Seeds are amazing storage containers that allow a plant to travel through space and time. Inside each protective casing is a tiny plant held in status until it is exposed to conditions that initiate development and growth, along with some stored energy (endosperm) for...

7 Tips and Helpful Bits on Nutrient Solution Mixology

Nutrient solutions range from straightforward single part feedings to complicated cocktails with recipes that rival those of arcane potion making. Here are 7 tips and helpful bits on nutrient mixology: 1. Start with a plan. Most manufacturers give recommendations for...

The Power of Hydrogen (pH)

The pH scale is used to describe how basic (alkaline) or acidic a solution is. Solutions with a pH below 7 are acidic. Solutions with a pH above 7 are basic, and solutions with a pH of 7 are neutral. A water molecule has 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom (H2O). Water...

5 Easy Steps to Pickling

There's nothing worse than getting a great yield but not having enough time or mouths to eat it before it's turned. Growing up I remember jars and jars of delicious pickles that my mom made every year. I want that in my pantry - I mean, who doesn't! And...

10 Common Garden Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

Organic life that feasts on weed seeds and harmful insects is a gardener’s friend but when the same creatures start wrecking havoc on your raised bed of vegetable gardens, it is best to keep these unwelcome visitors out of your garden with professional pest control...

Mediterranean Plants: How to plant and care for them

You may have dreams of a luxury villa in the Tuscan countryside or a poolside retreat in the Costa Del Sol, but while the weather may not be as sun blessed, it is possible to recreate some of that Mediterranean garden glamour back home. Whether you want to include one...

Indoor Light and a Homemade Spectroscope

A spectroscope separates light from a source into its component colors. Light is a form of electromagnetic (EM) radiation whose color depends on its wavelength. Although the speed of light is a constant, the wavelength, frequency and photon energy are not. The...

Why is Grow Room Humidity Important?

What exactly is humidity? How does it affect plants? As the controller of grow room humidity, having a keen understanding of what it can do to crop health is vital to your success as a grower. You know those really hot days, when no matter what we do we just can’t...

5 Hot Grow Room Problems

Technology has a big role to play in our indoor gardens. Automated or not, you are using something that involves technology. All lighting used by indoor gardeners is technological in nature. Electrical motors used to pump water or...

The Monsanto Papers: Suspicions Confirmed

Though spokespersons for the Monsanto Company are running the defense, as usual, the Monsanto Papers, namely emails turned over to the plaintiff's lawyer in a Roundup cancer lawsuit, reveal their claims of rigorous testing and scientific review more questionable than...

How To Avoid PFC Chemical Exposure at Home

Have you seen the newest issue of Garden Culture Magazine? There's an article about PFC chemical toxins, namely PFOA and GenX, polluting the Cape Fear River that supplies some 250,000 people in North Carolina with drinking water. These unregulated chemicals cause...

US Taxpayers Fund FDA Pro-GMO Campaign

If it isn't one industry group, it's another who sneak the approval or cost of promoting their interest onto a bill. Saving the US government from shutdown over the new budget is always last-minute, and this year's unwanted surprise is providing $3 million dollars in...

Top 4 True Natural Beauty Products

Skin is the largest organ in the human body, and if you don't want GMOs and chemicals in your food, you certainly do not want to slather yourself with them head to foot! But not all hair care, skin care, and makeups that profess organic or natural benefits...

Kenaf Fire Logs: Smart Renewable Fuel Crop

Now there's a renewable heating fuel that burns hotter and longer than the best firewood, yet it involves no deforestation. Four years into research and development, a fire logs startup has discovered yet another use for the Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) crop....

Cannabis Chaos: Marijuana Laws Across North America

With cannabis use legal, in one way or another, in all but seven states in the US, you'd think we'd be approaching something akin to cohesive marijuana law. But that would make sense... instead we have the incoherent approach. For starters, black market marijuana...
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