How to make natural compost activator yourself?

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  We are in the middle of winter…a hard one in NYC….lots of snow… So we need to think about spring , flowers and…plants….Gardening…. I’m very curious about organic gardening that’s why I decided to introduce to you too amazing plants called nettle and comfrey used to activate compost. Quick reminder: compost is a mix [...]

What happens to the soil in winter?

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Did you ever ask yourself what happens to the soil in winter? Our soil is a living substance and we Human Beings have  to understand how important is it to protect it. You all need to watch the movie called Dirt!The movie. It is a very interesting movie about the biology of the soil and how [...]

DIY Holiday Gift Tags

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  For Etsy entrepreneurs and holiday lovers alike, this season can be the busiest time of year. From gift giving to gift unwrapping, the holiday season is full of opportunities to follow the familiar rule of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  If you are looking for eco savvy methods to get your shop [...]

Reduce That Holiday Trash!

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s day, Americans alone throw away a million extra tons [900,000 metric tons] of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging, according to Robert Lilienfeld, co-author of the book Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are. How can we make sure this trash doesn’t build up? Here’s [...]

Eco-Friendly(er) Painting

I recently began a repainting rampage in our house.  We built our home 13 years ago and have crummy builder’s paint in every room  for the entire 13 years.  It was frustrating because I couldn’t clean the walls or do anything to make them look less than terribly worn. I hesitated to repaint because of [...]