How to grow food / Guides

7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...to the thermal mass of the soil underground, which you can use to heat and cool the greenhouse via a Ground to Air Heat Transfer system. Learn how to insulate your foundation here . Foundation skirt insulation © Bang On Photography 4 & 5) Choose the right glazing. 4.To keep your greenhouse...

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

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...how to start a garden and growing food at home in the following pages: How to create a Lasgna Garden - Step by Step Guide Vegetables that grow well in the shade Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build ...

Sorting home recyclable materials at a recycling center
Lifestyle and environment

Why recycling is important, and how to recycle correctly at home

...to reduce your environmental footprint in these pages : How to sort and dispose of compost and household waste Use your kitchen waste as compost to grow food in a backyard lasagna garden How to dispose of construction waste responsibly Where to buy and sell used building materials online F...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...growing their own food is likely to be someone who leans towards wanting a green lifestyle; but this sure ain't it. Without a doubt this is super cute, and a real head turner, but pulling a greenhouse down the highway for the two months it takes a tomato to grow so you can make a sandwich, to us does not fall within ...

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...to 30 tons of concrete, releasing between 10 and 30 tons of carbon into the atmosphere. Yes, one ton of concrete results in one ton of green house gas emissions, and it is the most commonly used building material on the planet. So how do we reduce that? Easy – build smaller homes, and homes with less concrete. No mat...

Pallet beds are trending but pallets can be toxic so be careful
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Is it safe to build beds or furniture with shipping pallets?

...to reduce your environmental footprint in these pages : Building with recycled shipping pallets How to sort and dispose of compost and household waste How to grow food at home sustainably in a backyard lasagna garden How to sustainably dispose of construction waste Where to buy and sell us...

Home made DIY laundry detergent from buckeyes / horse chestnuts
Lifestyle and environment

How to make Eco-friendly DIY laundry soap from Buckeyes / Horse Chestnuts

...to also grow into a magnificent tree for future generations to enjoy and to harvest for laundry soap! When chopping up the nuts themselves, it's essential to decide whether you intend using the DIY buckeye laundry detergent to wash white cotton clothes or lighter linens. If so, then remove as much peel as possible as...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...to reduce your environmental footprint in these pages : DIY Green Roof Installation Video How your diet affects climate change, and how to choose low impact foods A Montreal, Quebec grocery store green roof produces its own food Use your kitchen waste as compost to grow food in a backyard lasagn...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...food preparation, and sanitation. Freshwater scarcity manifests itself in the depletion of groundwater, and the drying up of rivers and lakes upon which people depend for irrigation to grow their food. The intersection of water scarcity, food security, and a changing climate on top of it all raises a suite of water con...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...to us land-dwelling bipeds, but they are exactly what phytoplankton need to grow, which in turn absorbs carbon dioxide in the oceans' surface waters. This is the natural mechanism that allows for significant quantities of carbon to be naturally drawn into the oceans from the atmosphere. The nutrients in whale poop ar...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...top falling for it so ' they' stop doing it, ok? Rant over (for now). Secondly, as we've been doing a lot less shopping to minimize the contact from outside our bubble for obvious reasons that we're determined not to mention, it's also great to be able to store plenty of laundry detergent easily, and to be very clear...