Autumn is the best time to plant bulbs, wildflowers, and shrubs. It is also a great time to fertilize your garden in an environmentally responsible way.
Now is the time to jump on green technology upgrades, given they’re mature enough to rely on but still new enough to qualify for “early adopter” incentives.
Build a rain garden, grade your yard, collect rainwater, replace impermeable surfaces: these are just a few ways to cut down on run-off from your garden…
Dear EarthTalk: My neighbor uses Roundup in her yard routinely and tells me it’s harmless to people and pets, but I’ve heard that it is carcinogenic. Can you set the record straight? —Maise Alexander, New Hope, PA Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides contain three key components: the […]
Dear EarthTalk: What advantages do so-called “vertical farms” have over traditional gardens and farms? Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier’s book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century was first published, there were no vertical farms. Now, it’s an exciting movement […]
Dear EarthTalk: What resources are out there for helping teachers integrate sustainability topics into their curricula? — Melinda Zullo, Toronto, ON Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit. The North American Association for […]
Pee in your garden? Turns out it’s good for your yard and your municipality’s wastewater treatment facility, so let it loose…