I’ve done what I can to reduce our household water usage; I am not sure how I could cut down any further and still keep my vegetable garden alive. These are the steps I have taken over the years. Use these five simple techniques to conserve water (and save money) on your homestead.
Gardening in containers can address a number of gardening situations such as adding color to a patio, controlling soil pH, allowing sensitive plants to be portable, and water conservation.
A gravity watering system can consist of a cistern to save roof top rain water and elevated tanks to gravity feed this water to your garden. As climate change makes rain less predictable, you can both water your garden and help save ground water.
Enter the Take a Second contest and win great prizes! http://takeasec.org/
The Drought Pod experiment assists growing tomatoes in drought.
Planting a water-smart garden with native plants can help you save water when temperatures heat up.
Explore ways to reduce both your direct and indirect water footprint. Reducing your water footprint could make a huge different to both the environment and finances.
Chase down household leaks and fix them to save water and money during the Earth Gauge #FixALeak Week.
HOMEGROWN blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel outlines strategies for responsible drought gardening in her home state of California--or anywhere.
Whether you’re traveling or staying home, try these tips for a healthy & environmentally-friendly Thanksgiving. www.earthgauge.net/?p=33317
Protect and enjoy our nation’s 70,000 miles of rivers during National Rivers Month.
KOR Water has announced the reusable Nava filtering water bottle.
Rain gardens provide many benefits including filtering out pollutants and keeping runoff out of city storm sewers.
March 10-16, 2013 is National Groundwater Awareness Week and groundwater provides over 40 percent of U.S. population with drinking water. You can protect water quality at home by conserving water.
Tips on how to save energy, water and fuel at home and on the road in 2013!
November 11-17, 2012 is Geography Awareness Week and the theme is 'interdependency' this year.
Explanation of what bioretention systems are and how they are used to reduce and filter storm water runoff.
More than 15 tips for saving water inside your home and outside in your yard and garden. Reducing your water use will not only lower your water bills and help prevent water shortages during drought periods in your area. It also...
Tips on how to save water at home and protect water quality during National Water Quality Month.
June is National Rivers Month! Help protect your local waterways with these simple tips.
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
Save water from March 12-18, 2012 during Fix a Leak Week!
Installing a rain gauge can help determine how much water your plants really need.
Tips to save energy and water during the holiday season.
Tips on how to conserve water in the fall with weather-based irrigation controllers.
Tips for water conservation during a drought.
We use more water than we need in our homes every day. If you’re curious to know how much water your own home might be wasting, check out this infographic on U.S. residential water consumption from eLocal.com.
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
Simran Sethi discusses easy (and free) ways to reduce your water footprint.
Dole, with 2009 net revenues of $6.8 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas and producer/shipper of organic pineapples.
Green Builder Media’s Vision and ReVision Houses highlight energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, indoor air quality and great new green materials.
Quirky behaviors involving shaving, moisturizing, socks and water conservation!
Simran Sethi interviews Tom Kostigen about water waste and conservation.
Don't miss Blue August, a month-long event with special programming from Planet Green that will motivate you to become more aware of the world's oceans.
Water conservation can help you save big on money and energy. Here are a few ways to help you conserve water at home by simply using water-efficient appliances.
The Niagara Conservation Corporation has developed a new pressure-assisted toilet, the Stealth, which uses even less water than your standard pressure-assisted toilet.
Three-day workshop announcement on net zero energy homes by leading authority on energy efficiency and renewable energy, Dan Chiras. Learn how to reduce your utility bill through conservation, effriciency, & clean, affordable, renewable energy.
Learn more about how you can reuse waste water from your home.
Beware. I’m stepping up on the soapbox for a minute.