Urban gardening refers to growing food in a heavily populated place like a town or a city. It doesn’t require a huge amount of land or space, just some determination and creativity. Urban gardens come in all shapes and sizes — from vertical green walls to gardens cultivated exclusively in pots.
Dreaming of growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs, but not sure where to start? Growing a garden can feel overwhelming, especially for those of us who feel like we don’t exactly have a green thumb. But don’t worry, this is a beginner’s guide to gardening. EcoWatch spoke with master gardener Kathy Ging from Eugene, […]
Eco-friendly upgrades in your apartment can be quick and easy, and they can even save you money with little or no initial investment. Small, daily lifestyle changes can lower your energy and water bill and reduce your environmental impact.
We use a lot of water: to flush our toilets, cook our food, fill our bathtubs, water our plants, wash our clothes, and brush our teeth. An average family of four in the U.S. uses about 400 gallons of water each day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and about 120 of those gallons […]
Herb-infused oils are wonderful to have on hand. Depending on the dried herb used, many infused oils are versatile. You can cook with them, use them as a moisturizer, treat small scrapes and cuts and more. The best oils to use for infusing your herbs are pure plant oils that have a low smoke point […]
A new study from Boston University School of Public Health has found a link between living with exposure to more green space and an improvement in cognitive function. The research suggests that living near greenery could especially boost cognitive function for middle-age women, ultimately reducing rates of depression and possibly dementia. The paper, published in […]
Compost is generally seen as a positive thing for the environment, but it turns out that everything depends upon what that compost contains. In the UK, more than a third of compost sold in 2021 was peat-based, and this is a problem for the climate. “Peatlands are the world’s largest carbon store and provide valuable […]
You don’t have to settle for that little potted basil plant on your windowsill; any small outdoor space can be transformed into a beautiful, productive vegetable garden, or a fire escape into a fresh-food oasis. Even just a 10×10 plot can grow a hundred pounds of produce, if you plan ahead and maximize your space.