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What happens to toxic household cleaners when they’re washed down the drain?

What happens to toxic household cleaners when they’re washed down the drain?

Environment

Bleach, ammonia, formaldehyde, petroleum solvents, phosphates and many other known toxic chemicals can be found in cleaning products that we use in our homes. The toxicity of all-purpose cleaners and...

Turn Your Veggie Scraps Into A Magic Elixir: Homemade Vegetable Stock and Broth

Turn Your Veggie Scraps Into A Magic Elixir: Homemade Vegetable Stock and Broth

Vegetarian Recipes

If you’re like me and cook most of your own food at home, you probably have a lot of scraps you throw away or compost every day. If you’re like...

10 Uses for Lemons Around the House

10 Uses for Lemons Around the House

Household

Lemons are a versatile fruit, flavoring delicate desserts as well as salads and savory meat dishes. But did you know that the lemon is also a powerful ally around the...

Best places to buy organic seeds

Best places to buy organic seeds

Organic Gardening

Before tackling the question of where to buy organic seeds, you first need to prioritize. Are you looking for convenience, location, exclusively organic or rare/heirloom varieties? Now, it may be...

The Story Behind Angela's Sacred Heart

The Story Behind Angela's Sacred Heart

Entertainment

Angela's Sacred Heart is a film about the innocence of a young woman who is influenced by peer pressure to try drugs and alcohol at a party and ends up...

The Ultimate Granola Guide

The Ultimate Granola Guide

Vegetarian Recipes

Knowing how to make your own granola opens up a multitude of possibilities—you can make your own (healthy!) breakfast cereal that tastes way better than anything you can buy, and...

Admiring The Red-Winged Blackbird

Admiring The Red-Winged Blackbird

Environment

I followed this little blackbird as he hopped around the park. He seemed to have no fear of me or any of the other park visitors.

The Benefits and Beauty of Rain Chains

The Benefits and Beauty of Rain Chains

Household

Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional, closed gutterdownspouts, they guide rain water visibly down chains or cups from the roof to theground, transforming a plain gutter...

Canada Goose Chase

Canada Goose Chase

Entertainment

No chasing was involved when filming these geese as they were quite amiable to getting their photos taken.

A Day With the Ducks

A Day With the Ducks

Entertainment

I spent today wandering around a garden and was delighted to find these lovely ducks. Here are some photos from the day.

Purple Bug Invasion

Purple Bug Invasion

Environment

A couple of summers ago I had a strange invasion of purple bugs on my patio. Can anyone tell me what these are? They started pouring down through the cement...

Using Non-GMO Ingredients in Baking

Using Non-GMO Ingredients in Baking

Vegetarian Recipes

While USDA organic and certified non-GMO ingredients may cost more than their counterparts, more and more people are choosing to use them for a variety of reasons. With people becoming...

10 Ways Biodiversity Affects Your Everyday Life

10 Ways Biodiversity Affects Your Everyday Life

Environment

Biodiversity refers to the variety found in all forms of life on earth, whether plant or animal, visible or microscopic. All these various forms of life are interconnected and depend...

The Blue Whale

The Blue Whale

Environment

The Blue Whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on earth. At 30 metres (98 ft) in length and 190 tonnes or more in weight, it is also...

Nonviolent Communication: A Means for Healthier Connections

Nonviolent Communication: A Means for Healthier Connections

Community

Preserving language is a form of preserving history, without language we lose our ability to communicate and connect. We communicate both verbally and nonverbally. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a healthy...

Growing and turning in your cover crops to add organic matter to your garden

Growing and turning in your cover crops to add organic matter to your garden

Organic Gardening

Long practiced by Farmers the use of cover crops can be beneficial in improving the nutrient content of your garden soil. For this reason cover crops are now becoming more...