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The 8 Vegetables You only Need to Purchase Once In Your Lifetime - PositiveGardening. Advertisement: Using fresh scraps you can start growing your own indoor garden! Think of all the money this will save you in the long run. Yes, it requires some time and effort on your part but, the benefits will surely out way any negatives you may think this technique has. Just keep in mind that they need sufficient light and water to better grow and it is strongly recommended not using stuff that has been composing for weeks. A Large garden and or a farm is not required for these vegetables and these vegetables can be planted indoors. How to Live a Near Zero Waste Life. In one month I create less trash than the average American creates in one day!

How to Live a Near Zero Waste Life

This video shows how I manage to fit a months worth of my trash into a one-gallon zip lock bag! A few years ago I would have been impressed by how little trash I create today but now it comes as second nature. It takes some self-control but for the most part it’s all habit that I truly enjoy. I’m never going back to the trash making lifestyle that I used to live! In the trash filled society that we live in today it may seem impossible but with the right mindset it is totally possible to live near zero waste. Here’s how you can live a near zero waste lifestyle like me and hundreds of thousands or millions of other people around the world: This Green Blog. Know Your Plastics: Avoid #3! It's the Worst.

How to start your own square foot garden. Fused_plastic_sandwich_wrap_40.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200 × 800 pixels) - Scaled (86%) 宝宝帽子DIY…_来自圆圆天空的图片分享-堆糖网. Some People Just Throw Plastic Bottles Away, Others Make This... Practically everyone drinks soda and if you are someone who prefers 2 liter bottles, you may have mounds of plastic to throw away at the end of the month.

Some People Just Throw Plastic Bottles Away, Others Make This...

Instead of throwing out those bottles, why not do something creative? People are increasingly creating different ways of reducing the damage we are causing to the planet bringing intelligent ideas about recycling and reusing daily objects. Vertical Garden Chandelier Broom Beautiful Mosaic From Caps Left By Hurricane Sandy Spoon Lamp Jewelry Stand Cherry Blossom Paint Stamp Parking Canopy Bouquet Lamp Christmas Tree Cute Planters Intricate Bottle Vase Durable Purse. How to Solar Power Your Home (Amazing Tutorial)

Image – © Elenathewise – fotolia.com Here’s a brilliant video tutorial on solar power installation that we had to share.

How to Solar Power Your Home (Amazing Tutorial)

The video is below our introduction to the topic. Our modern technology has ushered an era where living in homes conveniently powered by solar energy is not anymore a far-fetched or for-millionaires-only dream. With the advent of cheaper and more readily available solar technology, homeowners across the globe have started to realize what the sun’s energy can do for them and their household living. Systems nowadays run with minimal intervention, except for battery maintenance for those battery storage systems of certain packages.

Off-grid systems have no connection to the power company, are independent of the utility grid, and incorporate batteries to the system to furnish energy storage in times of low input (when the sun is not shining!) So, which is better? Ok here’s the video: How to Get Cheap Solar Power. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook.

How to Get Cheap Solar Power

Download » Unleash the power of free and cheap solar energy and get your family off the grid with these 14 solar-themed Instructables. Learn how to make your own solar panels for less, build a solar over, solar powered phone charger and much much more! Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. We provide easy publishing tools to enable passionate, creative people like you to share their most innovative projects, recipes, skills, and ideas. Laura Khalil Editor, Instructables.com. Edible Plants to Grow Indoors. From farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, to urban farms and rooftop gardens, to produce delivery services, more and more people across the U.S. are embracing farm-fresh food.

Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

And for good reason: Locally grown produce tends to be better for the environment and for local communities than its store-bought counterparts. Growing food at home also ensures that growers know exactly where their food comes from and how it was grown (no need to worry about deceptive food labeling). If you’re not whipping out the pruning shears yet, consider this: Learning new skills is good for our brains. 101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Tell You. I like to use natural top soil to start my garden seedlings in.

101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Tell You

I usually don't use potting soil because it generally does not produce the results I want. I usually fill a large, deep baking pan I have with top soil and bake it for thirty minutes at 350 degrees. This sanitizes the soil and makes sure that no weeds or grass come up in your soil. I usually start on this project in the winter and I fill up a couple of large plastic barrels with lids with the sanitized soil. Biodegradable Urns That Will Turn You Into A Tree After You Die - Let's Start Converting Cemeteries Into Forests.

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Biodegradable Urns That Will Turn You Into A Tree After You Die - Let's Start Converting Cemeteries Into Forests

We're your online guide to making conscious choices that h... The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors. Keyhole Gardens. Keyhole Gardens First made popular in Africa, keyhole gardens are catching on in Texas and other hot, dry places.

Keyhole Gardens

Keyhole gardens hold moisture and nutrients due to an active compost pile placed in the center of a round bed. Although most helpful in hot and dry locations a keyhole garden will improve growing conditions in just about any climate. From a bird's eye view the garden is shaped as a keyhole. A notch is cut into a round garden bed, the notch makes for easy access to the center compost well.

Keyhole Garden in Central Texas, Deb Tolman uses keyhole gardens as the main source of her own food supply, and is working on ways to keep them producing throughout multiple seasons and conditions. The Most Efficient Solar Energy Under the Sun. Green DIY. 12 everyday essentials you can make. Want to trim your household budget, reduce waste and be a little nicer to the environment?

12 everyday essentials you can make

Stop letting other people do all the work for you. In a recent article I noted that a "toddler pack" of Cheerios is something a busy parent might grab on the fly. But I did the math: Those Os cost $27.50 per pound when someone puts them in an easy-to-hold container for you. Far better to pour some from the box in your cupboard into a sippy cup or some other toddler-friendly container. Bonus frugal points if you bought the cereal on sale with a coupon, or in bulk at a warehouse club. Recycle now - How to recycle, how to reduce your rubbish. Seeds for a Natural Way of Thinking. Find Recycling Locations, Green Living Tips and More. What can you do with an old pallet?

So many things!

What can you do with an old pallet?

If you ever come across the opportunity to pick up a few pallets take a look at some of the ideas I have come across for recycling old pallets into furniture and other practical and decorative pieces. I would like to mention that the designs below were found at various sources on the Internet. Where possible I have mentioned the original source, but unfortunately too many do not.

If you are the original designer for any of the furniture below, please let me know so that I can add your details.