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Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...grass fibers, has many of the same properties as our other favorite natural insulation products, which we will discuss below. Gramitherm Natural Grass Insul...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...grass Alternatives for grass - ground covers! Choosing an alternative to grass as a backyard play area for kids is not reserved for ‘hardcore environmenta...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...grass-fed eggs and dairy Organic, humane and grass-fed eggs and dairy have a lower environmental impact than what comes out of large-scale production faciliti...

Lasagna Gardening - How to Build an Easy Vegetable Garden
Food production

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...grass Celebrate your victories, step one complete. The first layer of the garden is the existing grass as it is rich with nitrogen. If you were to remove it, ...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...grass, twine and in many cases a combination of several materials. 3.) Construct: You can create your circle by staking the middle of the area and using a str...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...grass grow, but not much. So aside from the ecological impacts that come with an impermeable world, you may need rubber boots to barbeque your dinner on an othe...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...grass and the tree-line separating the house from the shore. Skinned in semi-transparent black-stained eastern-white cedar, the house recedes against the forest...

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...grass Chives Another interesting option is Haskap berries - which might be the next new superfood – but most people haven't ...

The Pros & Cons of Lasagna Gardening for Growing Food
Food production

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...grass while enhancing soil over time, which is an ideal alternative to backyard lawns. Also see our page on bee-friendly ground covers as an alternative to la...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...grass turf does not handle this climate well and consequently we end up using vast amounts of water to keep it looking healthy. If you do want to have a traditi...

Natural backyard swimming pool design (NSP)
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...grass, planting flowers or pulling weeds. To receive a Free 30 page Construction Guide from one of the foremost experts in DIY Natural pool construction that ...