Eco-friendly

Eco-friendly

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A new line of stands and planters offer the perfect amount of illumination at night, by absorbing sunlight all day, eliminating a need for wires or outlets.
Easy, organic ways to keep pests away from your plants, from tea sprays to companion plants. 
Debra Prinzing, author of the new book The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, gives us flower-buying tips for the footprint-conscious. 
Loll Designs, based in Duluth, Minnesota, uses 100% recycled materials to create its stylish outdoor furniture.
A slide show of four different green roofs around the world.
Three indoor compost containers!
Related Topics: Products | compost | composting | Eco-friendly | kitchens
The Growing Home Incentive Program, in New Orleans, gives residents a $10,000 discount off of neighboring lots—provided that they turn it into a garden. Landscape architect Abigail Feldman, the director of the program, talks about some of the amazing changes made in the city through the program.
Four programs across the country—in Maryland, Texas, New York, and Indiana—give financial incentives to residents who create green gardens at home.
Related Topics: Ideas | Eco-friendly | public programs
Rebecca Burgess's Fibershed challenge—to wear clothes that are farmed, created, and dyed with materials made within 150 miles of her front door—takes the idea of living locally and buying American to a whole new level. We report on her project, including her garden of indigo plants grown to create natural blue dyes.
Related Topics: Ideas | crafts | DIY | Eco-friendly | indigo
We review Rebecca Burgess's new book Harvesting Color, a guide to making your own dyes from plants for yarn and fabrics.
Related Topics: How-To | crafts | DIY | dyes | Eco-friendly | fibers | How-To
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