Good News Friday: Wrangler Promotes Sustainable Soil Health

https://www.wrangler.com/sustainability/land/seeding-soils-potential.html It's not every day we see a major corporation advocate for the environment. Even more rare is it to see this focused primarily on building soil health, not through fertilization, but through cover crop, no-till agriculture, and crop rotation over continuous monoculture. Wrangler is doing just that. Click their link above to read more. …

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Good News Friday: Midwestern Farms Sequester Carbon

30 years ago, farmers stopped leaving their fields fallow during the summer months, in favor of planting seasonal shallow root cash and food crops. Interestingly, it increased the probability of rainfall.

Gardening: Truly Non-Toxic Pest Control

The Problem with Common "Organic" Solutions When new to gardening, you will undoubtedly face a slew of pests on your tender edibles. Aphids, spider mites, squash bugs, tomato horn worms, and more will likely take up residence in your lush new outdoor food factory. What a lot of gardeners do is freak out and try …

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Galveston’s Seaweed: The Problem is The Solution

First impressions are often misleading. Such was the case when our family took a short vacation to Galveston island off the Texas gulf coast. When we walked out to the beach from the resort where we were staying, we felt that the sand, though a very light beige with fine texture, was somewhat... dirty. In …

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Gardening: Preparing Your New Garden Bed

Whether you're a brand new gardener, or if you're looking to start gardening naturally/organically, the odds are very good that you're planning a fresh start. This article is a mini-primer on ways to prepare a garden plot so that you can grow delicious and nutritious fruits and veggies. No yard?  No problem. Follow the instructions …

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