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August 14, 2011

Kids In The Garden 

Mother, Daughter, Son Outside

How Kids Can Help In The Garden In A Real Way

Kids enjoy being productive. Nurture this instinct and watch them grow and blossom right along with their very own vegetable garden.

May 22, 2011

Green Thumb 

Diseased Leaves

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Disease Control

Even the best-loved plants can get infected by disease. Here are organic tips and tricks to apply to your garden to keep your crops healthy.

May 20, 2011

Sustainable Gardening 

two hogs next to their shed

Using What You’ve Got: Permaculture And Rain Barrels

Three farmers use what they've got to water their garden, rebuild their soil, and transform a wilderness plot into a homestead.

May 8, 2011

Green Thumb 

Watering Can Being Filled With Water

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Smart Maintenance

Your plants require daily attention, from regular watering to the occasional pinch and prune. Your diligence will pay off in healthier plants and fewer weeds.

April 19, 2011

DIY Compost 

Chicken Wire Compost Bin With Food Waste

DIY Chicken Wire Compost Bin

I constructed this easy chicken wire compost bin. Now I only generate one bag of trash a week.

April 17, 2011

Green Thumb 

Bat Guano Fertilizer

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Feeding Your Sprouts

What nutrients do plants need? What fertilizers should I use? How does companion planting work? We answer these questions to help your young sprouts grow.

April 3, 2011

Green Thumb 

Building Raised Beds, Two Pictures

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: How To Get Started

What vegetables should I plant? How much sun should the garden get? Should I construct raised beds? Some advice for all the first-time gardeners out there.

March 4, 2011

Food Packaging 

SunChips

SunChips Introduces Quieter Compostable Bags

How will consumers respond to the new, quieter version of the compostable SunChips bag?

October 7, 2010

Food Packaging 

Sunchips

Consumers Dump SunChip’s Compostable Bag

SunChip's compostable bag has consumers covering their ears and hiding their pocketbooks. A bump in the road for a company trying to do the right thing?

June 22, 2010

Green Roofs 

Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art roof garden

Manhattan Scientists Try Aerial Agriculture

Scientists from Columbia University are experimenting with more practical ways to make Manhattan roofs green. Really green. As in covered in vegetation!

May 24, 2010

Gardening Tips 

eggshells filled with dirt in an egg carton

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Planting Seedlings In Eggshells

I'd read somewhere that you can actually grow seedlings in eggshells. Would it really work? I finally decided to simply get started and see what happens.

May 10, 2010

Spring Vegetables 

rhubarb in a box

Celebrate Rhubarb With A Tasty Gingered Rhubarb Crisp

Not many know what to do with this old-fashioned favorite, but Earth Eats contributor Amy Jeanroy gives you a few ideas and shares a favorite recipe

April 13, 2010

Composting 

bucket compost

Compostable Chip Bags: Marketing Ploy Or Environmental Good Deed

New compostable packaging by snack companies breaks down in 14 weeks in a compost pile, but what happens when it winds up in a landfill?

January 7, 2010

Community Gardening 

6 people standing in the Crestmont Community Garden

The Community Garden: A Community of Living Things

For Earth Eats' new blogger, Alex Smith the value of a community garden is more than just the food, it's the connections people make with one another.

November 27, 2009

Holiday Leftovers 

A refrigerator full of thanksgiving leftovers

Creative Inspiration For Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

What to do with all the leftovers from your Thanksgiving meal! In this week's podcast, Chef Orr gives you some of his favorite ways to use up all that turkey.

November 25, 2009

Recycling and Composting 

three receptacles: trash, recyclables, and compostables

City of San Francisco Implements Mandatory Composting Program

Last month the city of San Francisco implemented the nation's first mandatory composting program, helping to close the loop locally in the bay area.

August 6, 2009

Grow Your Own 

potatoes

Growing Your Own Potatoes

You don't need several acres of land to grow your own food. In fact, according to Chef Orr, all you need is a basket and some compost to grow your on potatoes!

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