In the Netherlands, where a floating park made from recycled plastic, has popped up, the recycled plastic is constructed into hexagonal pods, which mimic the landscape of Rotterdam's Maas River before humans altered the landscape, according to the Recycled Island Foundation, the group behind the park.
The first island in Copenhagen’s Parkipelago set sail. Over the next year, the island will be moved around the lake, open for anyone and everyone to use. It’s one of the nine islands that will makeup the parkipelago in an attempt to create more public spaces in the city.
Make Your Own Non-toxic Homemade Bubbles
Why make your own? Did you know that conventional bubble soap contains unhealthy ingredients ( dishsoap and handsoap as well), frequently contain sodium laureth sulfate, a skin irritant that is likely contaminated with known cancer causing chemicals.
Robyn Van En
Robyn Van En was one of the originators of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a business model that helps small, diverse organic farms cope with the expenses of organic farming methods by selling "shares" of the harvest to CSA members before the farming seasons begins.
Companion Planting in the Vegetable Garden
Plants interact with each other, and behave a lot like us: some get along, some don’t. The following list is of plants that get along with each other or offer some benefit to another such as enhancing fertility or handicapping pests or diseases.
I recently took an informative 6 week long workshop called the Fundamentals of Forest Stewardship because I wanted to learn how to have a reciprocal and productive relationship with the forest by my home, and have a deeper understanding of the forest garden within, as well as learn the tools to preserve natural habitats for animals and insects alike.
Farming the Woods: An integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests by Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel
Farming the Woods invites a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products
Vincent Van Gogh
For Vincent van Gogh, nature was the defining subject of his art. Over the course of his short but intense working life, Van Gogh studied and depicted nature in all its forms—from the minutiae of insects and birds’ nests to the most sweeping of panoramic landscapes...
Some pharmacies are dispensing fruit and veg as well as drugs. Many medical issues have symptoms that can be managed or preventative with exercise and nutritional care, but access to things like fresh fruits and vegetables or healthy protein can be challenging for certain populations.
Natural Gardening for Birds: Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard
A Practical Illustrated Bird Oriented Gardening Book with Great Reference Charts. Bird watchers everywhere dream of a landscape dotted with fruiting shrubs nests tucked into twining vines and birds flocking to feeding stations.
Why we must defend the Arctic refuge
The Arctic Refuge contains one of the most fragile and ecologically sensitive ecosystems in the world. Its environment is extremely vulnerable to long-lasting disturbance because the harsh climate and short growing seasons provide little time for species to recover.
Eco Warrior: Animals
The earth, its ecosystems, and its creatures are all deeply connected. The existence of many species, including us, depends on the survival of others. There are 5 animals in particular that we rely on for our well-being, and which help us just by performing their natural roles in their environment.
In the High Desert of Southern California
The desert is a visual feast for the eyes from the giant 4000 windmills to the Joshua trees, which only grow in the Mojave Desert.
Agents of Change
Based in Costa Rica, EARTH University offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in sustainable agricultural and natural resources management taught by a prestigious, international faculty who provide a world-class scientific and technological education that emphasizes values, ethical entrepreneurship and environmental and social commitment.
Light on Earth
Do you love fireflies? Then you must watch this magical film by David Attenborough, Light on Earth. Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, enchant and astonish us. Anyone who has seen a firefly cannot help but fall under their spell.
Go for a walk in nature
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
Did you know…
Did you know...Bees and other beneficial insects LOVE garden detritus. You don't need to do the full fall clean up of cutting all the plants back or removing fallen leaves! By doing less (or nothing at all), gardeners can protect pollinators and beneficial insects habitats.