Edward O. Wilson





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9/9/2014
Oregano is often regarded as "just" a flavoring. It has a rich history of medicinal use and shows great promise for the future.
12/24/2009
Natural Home and the Obamas are in sync on fun, waste-reducing holiday projects. Find out more about decoupage ornaments.
2/22/2013
Hedge (a.k.a. Osage orange, a.k.a. Bodark, a.k.a. horseapple) is a thorny problem, but also a remarkable resource, if you have the means to use it.
3/8/2011
Today's a great day to follow our tips for creating a home office that's easy on you and light on the planet.
7/2/2012
Let’s put water back into the soil where it belongs. Permeable or porous surfaces, like a gravel path or patio, allow rainfall and irrigation to percolate into the ground rather than spill into the street.
4/25/2012
I’m a handmade gardening gal – part eco-friendly, non-traditionalist; part crafty creative with more ideas than money, and an abiding aversion to off-the-shelf shopping. My garden is my canvas, my vision, and my voice.
4/7/2014
Horseradish is often overlooked as a mere hot condiment. In reality it possesses many healing properties and is easily accessible to all.
9/24/2012
The University of California at Davis has released a report that shows how misleading the label "extra virgin olive oil" can be.
5/21/2009
A new federal tax on soda and other sugary beverages has been suggested as a way to pay for part of the major overhaul of the U.S. health-care system proposed by the Obama administration. What do you think of the proposed soda tax?
2/20/2011
Clean out the hive at the end of winter
5/13/2013
A permaculture-based, 2,000-acre farm in Northern California integrates grassfed livestock with orchard farming.
5/13/2013
Growing organic apples isn’t impossible! Follow these tips and methods for avoiding pest damage and growing apples organically.
7/7/2010
This year at the LA International Olive Oil Competition, only one Best of Show was awarded to a domestic oil – to Apollo Olive Oil’s organic Sierra.
9/23/2010
En route to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, Jack listens all too well to GPS and ends up on dirt roads in the Oregon Outback.
2/21/2012
Growing fruit trees in a home orchard requires some study as well as some prep.
6/11/2013
You can start a productive small farm business rather quickly if you use a business operations approach from the beginning. You may have what it takes if you own some property and are willing to work hard for successful results. Farming is also a practice in which traits like patience and persistence come in handy when everything goes wrong at the same time. These are all parts of the farming business and should be considered valuable lessons learned because they are only attained by experience.
8/8/2008
Whether you like milk or not, incorporating calcium into your diet is an important factor in bone health. Learn about the other ways, besides dairy, that you can strenthen your bones to avoid osteoporosis.
7/1/2008
A thank-you letter from a reader for advice to assist Amish families who are being challenged by the state of Pennsylvania to cease and desist from using outhouses.
7/21/2011
The Rhombin, a desktop organizer made from a plant-based plastic (bioplastic), merges sustainability with convenience and cutting-edge design.
1/10/2014
This basil-infused olive oil comes from Andrew Carmallini’s book, "Urban Italian."
1/10/2014
Choosing olive oil you love will depend on whether you want fruity oil, peppery oil or another flavor profile.
6/14/2011
Using the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, technique and a few changes, you can produce a sourdough olive oil/rosemary type bread that is just heavenly.
2/6/2013
Dansko announced recently that it received the 2012 Plus Award for Design Excellence in the Women’s Comfort category. This is the eighth time — and seventh year in a row — that the comfort footwear leader has won the award.  
6/15/2011
Our HelpXers Mike and Melissa share their experiences as volunteers here at Sunflower Farm.
12/1/2014
What is the true nature of artificial sweeteners? Are they safe? Read on and find out the latest on these questionable products.
7/9/2012
Nitrogen-fixing winter cover crops can save you money on fertilizer next year.
5/16/2012
Is it really necessary to give my new chicks “chick starter” feed? Any reason why I can’t simply give them “layer” feed right away?
11/4/2009
Lack of interest threatens ClimateSmart, a program that helps PG&E customers in California offset their carbon emissions, is about to be cut.
12/10/2010
Quietly sit and watch this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
6/14/2011
Readers suggest sustainable oyster sources.
7/23/2008
The Gulf of Mexico's dead zone continues to expand.  This summer, it's estimated to grow to the size of 10,084 square miles, which is the size of Massachusetts.
5/16/2014
TRUFUEL, a ready-to-use engine fuel, can be used in two and four-stroke engines.
8/29/2007
Details on a cool new carbon offset program from Volkswagen.
4/26/2012
A roof is a wonderful thing to have!
4/24/2014
Slightly sweet, wholesome and wonderful, toasted with butter or in a sandwich, oatmeal bread is my favourite.
3/5/2009
Get ready for spring! Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares her ideas for organizing her home by repurposing and reusing the stuff she already has, and she invites you to share your spring cleaning ideas with her.
7/18/2013
After discovering a family of wrens in his sawmill, Dave Boyt decides to take a break from sawmilling and make some necessary repairs to his antique tractor.
9/6/2011
Okra is a tasty favorite lightly coated and fried in the skillet. Try this recipe if a fear of slimy okra deters you from enjoying this summer vegetable.
10/28/2008
OPEC annouced it would cut oil production to stop oil prices from falling, which might be the best way to reduce American oil consumption.
6/2/2008
An established chicken keeper explains how easy it is to purchase baby chickens from poultry hatcheries.
10/6/2014
Though summer vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, basil and cucumbers grow at a reduced pace in the fall, cool season crops like lettuce, carrots, radishes, peas, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower are coming into maturity throughout October and into November.
5/1/2014
Is rotenone organic? The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) sorts out that complicated question about a pesticide being used on some organic farms.
6/29/2011
Bread! hits the water on Lake Ontario while taking a week long sailing course. The Rosemary Olive Oil Sourdough was featured for dinner.
4/8/2008
It takes a lot of energy to produce concrete, so when possible, it's good to look for substitute building materials. Here are a couple of options that might be good choices for a garage.
7/23/2013
The "Household Discoveries" book from 1909 instructs how to build an outhouse, with plans simple enough for any average 14-year-old schoolboy to follow.
12/13/2010
This posting discusses how global warming alters the ocean ecosystem to create ocean deserts. We use tropical oceans as an example of such deserts. Another example discussed is the creation of ocean dead zones by the over use of fertilizers.
1/10/2014
Olive oil contributes to a tender crumb in this traditional olive oil cake recipe.
1/15/2014
Fenugreek has been indicated in some historical texts as being used for inflammation of the stomach and digestive tract, too. It is said to be the oldest recorded herb found so far. When you couple this flower with another common flower, Thyme, there isn’t a swollen sinus passage that stands a chance!
1/10/2011
Let the ancient Japanese art of wabi-sabi help you purge unwanted items and get organized for the new year.
6/5/2011
Keep your pets from licking off herbal ointments by adding a pinch of cayenne.
1/10/2014
This olive tapenade recipe is excellent on crostini or tossed with pasta. How to pit olives: Lay olives on a cutting board and crush with the bottom of a cast iron skillet.
3/28/2012
The history of the Blood Orange and How to make Blood Orange Marmalade.
10/17/2011
Rabbit is delicious and extremely good for you.
10/14/2014
If you are confused about what type of onion to grow in your garden, this blog will give you the info you need. Onions are perennials, easy to grow, and have little to no pest problems. A must have addition to every garden!
9/1/2011
Late summer's hot days give way to cool nights--perfect for sleeping under the stars. Spend a few nights outside, before it's too late.
9/4/2013
Check out this cute video featuring dancing ostrich chicks.
8/5/2008
This Friday, Beijing will show off its green improvements when the Olympics begin.
9/8/2010
Explanation of how an Over Running Coupler (ORC) works and why you should have one with a direct drive PTO.
2/15/2011
Lundberg Family Farms announces the opening of a new warehouse that is powered by 100% solar energy. Lundberg Family Farms produces wholesome, healthful rice products while protecting and improving the environment for future generations.
6/5/2012
Many people have trouble getting things done or done on time. The blog presents a simple technique that will help you become more effective and more successful in all you do.
12/28/2012
Many readers can't say no to spouses, children, bosses, and so on. To please and care for others, we often sacrifice ourselves, working long hours, exhausting our energy. There is a cure. It's a two-letter word that starts with n. Try it.
7/12/2013
Farmer and HOMEGROWN Life blogger Bryce Oates doesn't need a calling. He’s got plenty of other stuff to keep him busy in his small Missouri town.
8/26/2014
HOMEGROWN Life blogger Bryce Oates considers the burden of beef and explains why his Missouri family farm chooses to raise cattle.
6/13/2012
Building the Cadillac of worm bins, a new barn door, testing the new garlic curing rack, harvesting big potato onions, mulching blueberries, and fabricating a low budget easy to build automatic chicken coop door opener and closer from easy find parts
8/1/2008
Amid rising gas prices, some people think offshore drilling in America is the answer, but is it worth it? Also, read an opinion piece by Mark Weisbrot.
10/2/2008
On Sept. 30, the offshore drilling moratorium expired, and the energy battle between the Democrats and Republicans began.
7/14/2008
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
7/2/2008
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
7/31/2009
Whole Foods Market commits to verifying it products as free of genetically modified organisms. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains the grocer's commitment to providing natural and organic products.
11/12/2010
Sustainsia’s compact, green-built work pod could solve my office needs.
5/24/2013
Forming a food producers and artisans cooperative brings together farmers, crafters and consumers hoping to revitalize their community, preserve skills and continue the economy of neighborliness
6/6/2013
As the youngest member of a new local food producers and artisans cooperative, 11-year-old Grace is learning business skills while perfecting her artistic talents with homemade jewelry, pot holders and more.
8/18/2010
When Woods End Labs recently tested biodegradable plastics and found that most aren't compostable under home compost conditions, one reader (known as Eco-Oxo) wrote that Oxo biodegradable bags aren't designed to biodegrade under compost conditions. Woods End Labs is following up, taking the reader's suggestion and testing Oxo under the conditions Eco-Oxo recommends. This is Part 1 of the new test, where you can follow along and see how Oxo fares under different conditions. 
8/31/2012
Learn how to breed corn in your own corn nursery, plus learn how to properly hand-pollinate corn plants.
2/26/2011
Join this little swimmer in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
6/18/2010
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi discusses the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill with Oceana’s Senior Campaign Director Jackie Savitz.
7/16/2011
This posting will discuss how the buring of fossil fuels is putting strain on the ecosystem of the ocean.
5/5/2010
In light of the environmental, economic and other damage caused by the Gulf oil spill, has your opinion about increased domestic drilling changed? Yes or no, we want to hear your thoughts on the topic.
5/4/2010
An explosion at a British Petroleum oil rig has caused a massive and growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Lousiana coast. Here is an account of where the spill stands at the moment.
7/9/2010
Hundreds of Gulf Coast oil spill workers have fallen ill with flu-like symptoms related to oil exposure. News reports claim that BP is not allowing workers to wear respirators, despite the potential long-term respiratory and neurological consequences workers could face.
10/30/2012
Painting tree trunks white can help you reduce the effect of erratic temperatures on the trees’ bark.
4/5/2011
Use old jars to make these cute, inexpensive candle lanterns--for a fraction of what you'd pay if you bought them at the store.
3/10/2014
Reynaldo Ochoa, the subject of a new short film, grows with a goal of teaching and practicing permaculture unique to an individual's region, emphasizing sustainable farming as opposed to “slash and burn” agriculture.
4/10/2014
Winter hardiness is crucial when growing brambles as perennial crops, especially in regions like the Upper Midwest. Here’s a listing of the best hardy raspberry and blackberry varieties, and what you should consider before selecting which cultivars to plant.
7/28/2010
The oil spill is business as usual for a sociopathic system. It's time to fight back.