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Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Landscaping and food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...to grow food but have limited space, don't despair. Your dream of home grown food is still within reach. You may be wondering how to grow vegetables i...

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The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping and food production

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...to small pieces of rockwool, leaving them to sprout. After a week or so, the seeds can be transplanted into one of the Elegant Farm planters to grow. The Elegan...

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Keyhole Garden
Landscaping and food production

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...to grow their own food. 4.) Plant! For obvious reasons, low-growing plants are most appropriate for this style of raised bed. How could we reach to harvest...

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Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping and food production

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...to adapt to their environment overtime. Such plants are more likely to need very little maintenance, and are less likely to overrun other plant species with whi...

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7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse
Greenhouses and solariums

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...to reduce heat loss and grow year-round. How much insulation is right? It depends on your climate and what you'd like to grow. Ask us for some suggestions or a ...

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Urban farming
Landscaping and food production

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...tones where water can get to the soil, or use porous stones. Use river stones on pathways instead of rock dust. Divert storm water runoff to permeable b...

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Greenhouses and solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...tober. But the couple would like to add a heat source of some kind to extend the functional use to three seasons. Type of crop & yield: Mostly tomatoe...

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Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...to the ‘heat island effect’ of higher temperatures in urban areas. Each year 11 million tons of shingles go to U.S. landfills, which amounts to an estimate...

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Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

Passive-Aggressive House

...to determine whether you meet the standard or what you’d have to tweak to get there. To do so, there are six “usual suspects” to play with. The most obvious inc...

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