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16 foods that are good for you – and the planet

Agriculture is already one of the biggest contributors to global warming. The greenhouse gases released in the form of methane from cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from deforestation to make space for crops and...

Microgreens: Huge Benefits of Tiny Plants

Greens are an irreplaceable element of any healthy diet. Although you are commonly used to eating fully grown foods, there are other options that can be even more useful and. However, microgreens deserve special attention for they are not only a beautiful natural...

Companion Planting: Why You Should Grow These Plants Side-by-Side

Part science and part folklore, companion planting has long been used by gardeners, who pair specific plants for their mutual benefit. Sometimes it’s about confusing or discouraging pests, other times it’s about attracting beneficial insects to deal with the pests....
Your First Garden: What You Need to Know Before You Start Seeds

Your First Garden: What You Need to Know Before You Start Seeds

Starting vegetables from seed may have been the single most satisfying thing I’ve ever done in my gardening career so far. No matter that my crops ended up inedible (go here to find out why), those early days when little sprouts started to peek through the soil were...

How to grow 10 foods from kitchen scraps

Meal plans and grocery lists, the cycle never ends. While some of your foods may come from carefully cultivated seeds or seedlings planted in your garden, did you know that you can grow food from food? You have probably heard that romaine lettuce regenerates easily if...