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Ditch the Lawnmower. Get a Reel One.

Ditch the Lawnmower. Get a Reel One.

Nope, that’s not a typo. You may not be familiar with the term reel mower, but it’s the correct name for a self-propelled mower without a motor (gas, electric, or otherwise). And no, this isn’t anything like the mowers your father and grandfather have told you horror stories about. I know you’ve heard the anecdotes […]

5 Reasons to Eat Local

The ‘locavore’ movement has been gaining attention over the last few years. Plenty of people have documented their challenge to eat only local, all the time. Some may even call it a food trend (imagine that), but there are heaps of reasons why eating food that’s been grown in your area is definitely not a […]

Vinegar in Every Room

The Ultimate Guide to Multi-Tasking with Vinegar I find it fascinating all the multi-tasking you can do with one simple substance. Take baking soda, for instance. Cook with it, clean with it, and make your fridge smell nice. Or lemons. Make lemonade, juice them, clean with them, prevent sliced apples and avocados from turning brown. […]

Beginner’s Guide to Drying Herbs

Beginner’s Guide to Drying Herbs

You should know on the front end that drying herbs is super easy. If I can do it, so can you. This is the first year I have actually had any kind of success growing herbs on my balcony. We don’t get much sun on our side of the apartment complex, so last year’s cilantro […]

Nashville Urban Harvest

Nashville Urban Harvest

If you have been wondering what ever became of my CSA Debate about a month back, here is the final decision….. Even though we really wanted to, we opted not to join a CSA this summer. The main reason being the necessity of putting up the money on the front end (darn those student loans […]