Want to Stop Colony Collapse? Print Your Own Beehive (Really!) If you've ever observed a beehive, you know that an incredible amount of teamwork goes into keeping the colony running. Beekeepers have a similar tradition of sharing ideas and collaborating, and with one-third of U.S. colonies having died off since 2006, there's plenty of conversation about what saves bees. Also, if more people—and by “more people,” we mean you—become beekeepers, there will be more data about what's helping or hurting bees. That's the idea behind Open Source Beehive, a crowdsourced science project created by a global team of eco-technologists.
This Woman Has Spent The Last 14 Years Photographing The World's Oldest Trees San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has spent the last 14 years in search of the world’s oldest trees. In the most remote and obscure locations she has uncovered the most spectacular trees, many of which appear old enough to hold long buried secrets of the world. In her artist statement Beth writes, “Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment.”
How to Make 30 Minute Infinity Scarf - Knit When I stumbled upon 30 Minute Infinity Scarf tutorial by Audra from “The Kurtz Corner” I got very enthusiastic about this fabulous idea. Since then I’ve been so hooked on this method of knitting that I can’t recall how many times I’ve made this fluffy scarf. I’m sure that it’s the easiest and the most fun way to start your adventure with knitting. Since it's still a bit cold outside, we’ve decided to show you a bit altered version of the tutorial. Our idea was to make it even more helpful, so we used knitter’s perpective. Will you try your hand at arm knitting?
15 Foods That Can Be Regrown From Scraps I love gardening. Well, not actually the work behind the gardening so much – it’s the harvesting that I really look forward to. There is nothing like fresh veggies from your own personal garden! I actually just planted a bunch of things in my vegetable garden, and may have gone a little plant happy at the feed & seed store. Oops.
Jane Says: It’s Time to Start Composting “I’d like to start composting, but it sounds a little intimidating. Can you demystify it for me? —Victor Freeman Like a good chicken or vegetable stock that gently simmers away on a back burner, compost isn’t something you make exactly—it’s a process that, with the right ingredients and a little care, just happens. 25 Thorough Cleaning Tricks For The Neat Freak 25 Thorough Cleaning Tricks For The Neat Freak 25 Thorough Cleaning Tricks For The Neat Freak For Different Solutions by rozin.abbas House & Home Some of us are absolute neat freaks, cringing at the sight of unsightly bacteria or disorganized magazine stacks. The Best Camping Accessory You Could Ever Hope For This awesome accessory by Amok Equipment is the best addition to a camping/backpacking/fishing trip that you could possibly imagine. This simple yet incredible hammock can be easily adjusted between a floating tent, recliner, or upright chair whether you’re lounging, fishing, reading, or whatever else the outdoors may offer. The ingenious design comes with a built in mosquito net, a cup holder for your favorite beverage, and an insert for your inflatable mattress.
12 Savvy Small-Space Urban Gardening Designs & Ideas Think you gotta have a farm or even a large yard to grow enough fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to feed your family all summer? You’d be surprised how much food you can get out of the smallest of spaces – even when you live in an urban high-rise. From innovative vertical gardening systems to hanging pots and easy-access planters, these 12 small-space gardening solutions make homegrown produce possible no matter how tiny your outdoor space may be. Small but Expandable Step Garden (images via: urban garden) 32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius You’ll have gorgeous outdoor lighting without having to provide electricity. Get the instructions here. (In Swedish.) They’ll help your plants retain their moisture and keep them looking fresh longer. Get more information here.