Bti
Sustainability, Sustainable Lifestyle

Bti: An Easy, Natural Way to Stay Mosquito Free

Are you a mosquito magnet? I know I am. Since my Graduate Assistant position has me out and about during peak bug biting hours, I spend all summer itchy and covered in welts. I could use bug spray, but I don’t like the idea of DEET and the organic lotions don’t seem to work very… Continue reading Bti: An Easy, Natural Way to Stay Mosquito Free

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Sustainability, Sustainable Lifestyle

Citizen Science Projects for Gardeners and Farmers

As a gardener or hobby farmer, you probably don’t think of yourself as a scientist beyond monitoring your soil and watching trends in your fruits and veggies. Let me beg to differ, because I bet that you're more of scientist than you might think. As you spend time outside in your garden beds, do you… Continue reading Citizen Science Projects for Gardeners and Farmers

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Sustainability, Sustainable Lifestyle

How To Talk to Your Landlord About a Garden

I’ve lived in a lot of apartments. They were all tiny and a bit cramped, but I was determined to make them cozy. I filled them with books, coffee cups, and a house plant or two. They grew on me, and I came to love each one of them for being exactly what I needed… Continue reading How To Talk to Your Landlord About a Garden