If you are like me, you want a lush, healthy garden that produces big, delicious vegetables and fruits. However, one problem that plagues my garden every year is crop pests. They love to feast upon my healthy garden as if it was their last meal on earth turning my beautiful garden into something that resembles green Swiss cheese. I began to wonder how farmers controlled crop pests centuries ago before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides. Of course, there are several good green products on the market that claim they are completely organic and they will rid your garden of unwanted pests; however, how can I be sure they are truly organic. Continue reading »
If you are over the age of 40, you will probably understand this question better than someone in their 20s or 30s will. There was a time not so long ago when children only played on playgrounds at school, unless they were lucky enough to have parents that could afford to purchase a small swing set for the backyard. The rest of us played in nature’s playground where we built forts out of broken branches and limbs, climbed trees, played hide-n-seek in the tall grass or the grove of trees next door, dammed up small creeks to create ingredients for mud pies, planted seeds, jumped in leaves and basically played in the dirt. Today, children want elaborate climbing structures constructed from metal and heavy plastic in order to use their imagination.
Even the most ardent environmentalist would probably admit that there are some modern conveniences they are just not willing to give up no matter how committed to green living they may be. For example, are you willing to give up toilet paper for a year to save more trees? How about new mothers – – are you willing to go back to the old fashioned cloth diapers when you are working a 9 to 5 job and taking care of one in training pants and a newborn in diapers? We all strive to live as green as possible but there are some modern luxuries that we are just unwilling to give up. Continue reading »