Category: <span>Gardening</span>

A Guide to the Best Permaculture Books for Sustainable Gardeners

A Guide to the Best Permaculture Books for Sustainable Gardeners

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Permaculture was developed as a solution to the problems caused by Western agribusiness: unsustainable land use, land exploitation, environmental degradation, pollution, food insecurity, health issues and energy dependence. The term permaculture (a combination of the words “permanent” and “agriculture”) was...

4 Reasons Urban Farming is Growing in Popularity During Quarantine

4 Reasons Urban Farming is Growing in Popularity During Quarantine

By Emily Newton The urgent need to halt the rapid spread of COVID-19 contagion required people worldwide to adapt to drastically new ways of life. As leaders issued shelter-in-place orders, citizens only left their homes for essential reasons. Others found themselves in isolation after testing positive for the virus or coming into contact with someone...

10 Pretty Flowers That You Can Actually Eat

10 Pretty Flowers That You Can Actually Eat

The COVID-19 lockdowns have kept many people at home resulting in a renewed interest in self-reliance skills such as growing food. In many parts of the world where drought is a frequent occurrence however, such as Australia, across the African continent and in the state of California, water shortages and drops in groundwater levels are...

How to Create More Storage Space in a Tiny Garden Shed

How to Create More Storage Space in a Tiny Garden Shed

Don’t have enough room in your garden shed and need to create more storage space for your gardening tools and equipment? A quick and inexpensive solution is to go vertical by hanging items on hooks, nails, rods or a hanging rack. You can hang thrifted baskets, picks, trowels, shovels, watering cans and in fact, just...

10 Inspiring BIPOC Gardeners and Farmers on Instagram to Follow

10 Inspiring BIPOC Gardeners and Farmers on Instagram to Follow

Gardening isn’t just about retreating to your own place of calm surrounded by flowers, birds and butterflies. For some, gardening is revolutionary; a radical act that challenges the status quo. In the United States, less than 2% of farms in America is black-owned. The promises made by government after the American Civil War for land...

18 Plastic-Free Gardening Tips for the Eco-Conscious Gardener

18 Plastic-Free Gardening Tips for the Eco-Conscious Gardener

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. So you’ve recently started gardening and discovered that plastic abounds in the world of plants. If you’ve committed to plastic-free living and are trying to detox from plastic, here are some useful plastic-free gardening tips to try: 1. Buy plants...

10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Gardening

10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Gardening

Zero waste living shouldn’t just apply to what you do in your home, but what you do in your gardens too. What most people realise only after they begin gardening, is that for an activity that embraces nature, there’s a surprising amount of plastic waste involved. So here are some zero waste gardening tips for...

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, about one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption annually— approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. Furthermore, food waste is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions so much so that if it were a nation, it would the third largest emitter after China and...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

Earliest archaeological records of composting dates back to around 2320 BC with the discovery of a set of clay tablets. The discovery that compost could fertilise and improve soil occured as civilisation moved from hunting and gathering to tending fields and livestock. Fast forward to present day, and this ancient gardening technique is still being...