Urban homesteaders in Michigan have had it easy for over three decades, but the state has ended its Right to Farm Act.
In our fast-food culture, eating well tends to take a certain level of time commitment. What happens when life’s other demands encroach on your kitchen time? Must you lower your standards, or can you still eat well on a severely restricted time budget?
If you love fresh food but don’t have enough room for a traditional garden, container-based vegetable gardening could be your BFF! With a little knowledge, fresh herbs and veggies can be yours — without any need for huge tracts of land.
Calling all locavores and garlic lovers — garlocavores? — now that spring is here, you may have delicious garlicky nom growing right outside your window!
Do you love fresh veggies more than the process of actually growing them? Is your yard a farmer’s dream, but your work schedule a gardener’s nightmare? Perhaps you have physical disabilities or other health issues that make tending a garden difficult. Never fear: fresh hyperlocal produce can still be yours! With some networking help from these yard sharing groups, you might have more springtime gardening options than you realize.
We take electricity for granted here in the U.S. but there are millions of people living day to day without access to power. That makes storing food a big problem. Imagine basically being unable to keep fresh food without it spoiling. Refrigeration without electricity is a big quality-of-life improvement, and that’s where the Zeer Pot comes in.
You’ve heard of peak oil, but we’re also facing an even scarier scenario. When we reach peak water, we’re looking at a devastating food and water crisis.
If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, and you want to buy your clothes from a sustainable clothing company that’s not only making their apparel from organic fabrics, but is supporting the flagging US apparel industry, as well as feeding the hungry with every sale, then Fed by Threads should be your next stop.
Growing herbs indoors in pots is a wonderful way to continue the fresh flavors and nutritional benefits of fresh food into winter. If you want to know how to grow herbs on a patio or balcony, there are some things to consider before beginning your container herb garden.
We see stories in the news everyday about the sorry state of personal health, especially in developed countries, including the trends of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other related effects that declining health can have on the body. But along with those health issues, there is a growing interest in getting fit and healthy and learning to eat better, so if you have an interest in fitness and nutrition, and want to help others help themselves, then one green business idea to consider is starting a personal trainer and diet planning business.
What does dirty coal have to do with clean water? Ask the 300,000+ people who rely on West Virginia water flowing from the tap.
Making a difference in someone’s life isn’t nearly as hard as you might think, and sometimes it’s the simplest of things that people really need – such as getting enough food to eat. And you don’t necessarily need to give up something in order to help feed the hungry, as this food app from Mogl demonstrates.
Fertilizer use is on the rise worldwide, but these chemicals are becoming less and less effective. Earth Policy Institute’s Lester R. Brown has the numbers.