MEXICO′S VERTICAL GARDENS ON CITY′S HIGHWAYS

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The columns of Mexico City′s busiest highways have been converted into more than 600,000 square feet of vertical gardens stretching across 27km. Through its project tagged Via Verde, it has transformed over 1,000 previously bare and boring concrete pillars of its elevated highway. It is acclaimed to be the “greatest urban greening project under construction […]

GARDENING FROM SCRAPS

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Composting is great and I am a big fan, but it isn’t the only option for some of your kitchen scraps. If you’ve always wanted to do some gardening for yourself and grow some of your own vegetables, then here is a good place to start. I came across this very practical and helpful piece […]

TLC for Plants & Gardens

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Our plants and gardens give us so much joy, reduce stress, add beauty and colour to our lives. So it is only natural for us to want to give them the tender-loving-care (TLC) that they so richly deserve. If like me you are interested in how to make your plants and gardens happier and healthier, […]

DOES ‘ORGANIC’ MEAN ANYTHING? – Part 2

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BENEFITS OF ‘ORGANIC’ Now this is not as easy and straight forward as it seems. Although there is widespread public belief that Organic Food is safer, more nutritious and better tasting, it is still difficult to confirm these claims scientifically. However, these beliefs are still promoted by the organic food industry. Consumers purchase and consume […]

START YOUR OWN HOME COMPOST (Part 1)

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We know that certain types of waste are biodegradable: capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. Under certain conditions, these types of waste can become great compost materials for our homes and gardens. There is therefore no need to continue disposing of such useful materials since they are ultimately not waste at […]