What everyone should know about poisonous plants that can have terrible effects on you, you children and even your pets. We offer DIY green remedies for burns and blisters that result from poison ivy and wild parsnip.
Money doesn't grow on trees? Actually, it does! Bringing plants into your office space improves your indoor air quality and helps to reduce the stress levels of workers. Happy workers are more productive and have fewer sick days, so get thee to the garden depot at once.
A friend in need is a friend indeed, but a friend who builds is better! So what do you get when you throw two architects and an eco-builder together? Awesome Adirondack chairs made from shipping pallets. You can make them too with a few tools, a couple of screws and shipping pallets.
Let’s start with a big question and then go from there. Today’s big question is this: How green is the internet? To be fair, it’s a question that’s already been asked - not least at a Google sponsored summit in 2013 that included Bill Gates as a keynote speaker. The answer is, perhaps inevitably, not quite as bright, shiny and cheerfully upbeat as all those shiny screensavers would have you believe. Lest we forget, the internet runs on electricity.
I woke up this morning to find that summer had slipped in quietly during the night and made itself at home; a most welcome houseguest. And as I took my morning walk in the sultry air, the usual birdsong was joined by the white noise of cicadas and the pervasive buzz of lawnmowers. And that is what I wanted to talk to you about today; those buzzing mowers.
A love of the outdoors and a passion for pets often go hand in hand, but as you’ll know, our four-legged friends can make maintaining a garden a major challenge. If you’re not careful, you could find your feline or canine companions all but destroying your outside space. Luckily, there are ways to minimize the damage caused by our furry associates.
When you start typing “Canadians are… into Google, it suggests ‘weird’ as an ending to that sentence, but I would like to proffer ‘polite’ as a far more accurate description. I’m not Canadian, but I have been living in the heart of Toronto for nearly four years now and I can guarantee that Canadians truly are the most polite people on earth. Here’s some of the sweet, sweet ways in which they brighten my every day.
So let’s start by saying applying pesticides that are designed to make bug’s stomachs explode are bad for humans too. Since you, your kids and your pets live and play in the garden or eat the veggies and fruit that come out of it, let’s not ingest anything that will give you cancer. Agreed? Great, now let’s keep those bugs at bay the natural way!