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THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2014

How to harvest tomatoes all year

What up harvest time? It's getting colder at nights and I know it won't be too long before I have to throw a tarp over some of my tomatoes. If you're feeling overwhelmed, Treehugger has five ways to take advantage of this fruit (even during...

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TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012

Guest column: "Grow Up! The Vertical Garden Trend"

When constructing a sustainable building, there are many options for materials, but there’s one option that’s totally green and totally cool. Vegetative walls date back to the ancient days, and now the technology that supported the wonder of Babylon’s hanging gardens is beginning to sprout...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

Garden Pool 

Unused pools have so many uses. Think back to 1970's, Southern California. In Dogtown and Z-Boys, the City Of Los Angeles made an official declaration of a drought that meant swimming pools had to be emptied of water. Taking advantage of this, the Z-Boys got...

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2009

Friday Quote - Urban agriculture 

"The Science Barge is an urban sustainable farm, to show that we can grow food quite easily, quite inexpensively, using only alternative energies in an urban setting - the whole idea of urban agriculture is to get the people to think about where there food...

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FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009

Friday Quote

"I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position and calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden. No occupation is so delightful to...

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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009

What's at your doorstep? 

In case you haven't noticed, we have new neighbors here at DTE. The newest edition to the block is a blog that many of you have undoubtedly been following for some time - A Year of Plenty. So while you should still subscribe to your...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009

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