Central Florida’s Spring Guide to Edible Gardening By Ellen Rosado Looking to add some tasty vegetation alongside a colorful garden? Then look no further! Below are some simple guides to grow your own fresh plants for March, April, and May in Central Florida! Save gas and trips to the store by simply investing in these… Continue reading Central Florida’s Spring Guide to Edible Gardening
In this article, we’re going to give you an answer on can you make your own fertilizer. Organic gardening is as popular as always, and the methods we apply have a significant impact on our health as well as the health of the earth. There are a variety of all-natural garden fertilizers that may… Continue reading Can You Make Your Own Fertilizer?
Choosing the right greenhouse for your needs can sometimes be a daunting task. Many homeowners often end up wasting money on poorly designed greenhouses, which do not suit their growing needs. We’re here to give you tips on choosing the right greenhouse for you! There are several options available when purchasing a greenhouse. You might… Continue reading The Best Greenhouse For You: What to Consider
A Sustainable Yard: 6 Ways to Create a Paradise A sustainable yard can be one of the most valuable aspects of your home, and not just from a financial perspective. Having a yard means you have an incredible resource to improve the quality of your family’s life. With a little effort and investment, you can develop that… Continue reading A Sustainable Yard: 6 Ways to Create a Paradise
According to Almanac, companion gardening is growing plants together for the benefit for one or both plants2. For example, those practicing companion planting might plant flowers among crops to attract pollinators, benefiting the crops2. Companion Gardening Made Simple What are the Benefits of Companion Gardening? When grown in close proximity, there are a… Continue reading Companion Gardening 101
Stuffy noses, scratchy throats, upset stomachs – we have all been there. Just as we have all felt under the weather, most people also have their favorite at-home remedies. Most revolve around herbs, like my Italian father’s lemon thyme tea ; he swears it cures an upset stomach better than any over-the-counter solution. Herbs have… Continue reading Healing with Herbs : A Guide to Your Herbal First Aid Kit
Urban Sprawl is defined as “the rapid expansion of the geographic extent of cities and towns, often characterized by low-density residential housing, single-use zoning, and increased reliance on the private automobile for transportation.”1 After World War II, the federal highway system was created and the Federal Housing Administration’s long-term housing construction and loans insurance program helped to promote urban sprawl.2 Then, the availability of trucking for freight transportation allowed for a manufacturing movement away from cities.2 Between the 1950s and 70s, the middle class left their cities for the suburbs -contributing to the disintegration of older cities, by the 80s, whose municipal governments could not fund services for their residents after the amount of tax collected shrunk, with businesses and wealthier families leaving.2 The suburbs were more aesthetically pleasing, and the land was “relatively inexpensive”1, and “some citizens moved to the suburbs to enjoy a lifestyle that was ostensibly closer to nature.”1
The Florida Senate Bill 628 finds it “necessary to distinguish between farms on traditional rural farm land and the emerging trends towards urban agriculture”1 and has created a new program, the Urban Agriculture Pilot Project, under the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The bill was approved by Governor DeSantis on June 17, 2021 and takes effect on July 1, 2021.1
The meat industry produces immense amounts of gas emissions that negatively affect our atmosphere. Methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide are three major livestock emissions that affect our atmosphere (2). According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), “Meat and dairy specifically accounts for around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.” Reduction in meat… Continue reading 4 Easy Ways to Incorporate More Plant-Based Eating Practices
Do you have compost in your backyard and want to make it even more rich and fertile? The IDEAS Hive interviewed Lorenzo Monduy Jr, the designer and face behind My Community Compost to talk about biochar, composting, and his Gasifier invention. What is biochar? Monduy describes biochar, or black carbon, as an “Electrocarbon sponge to manage carbon across the… Continue reading Biochar 101: How to Enrich Your Compost with Biochar