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So here we are at the end of another summer and the fall season is in full swing across the country. With fall comes the final harvest, cool temperatures, and beautiful fall foliage to look at. But it also brings cold rains cleaning up the garden and raking of the leaves when they are done falling from the trees. Every year homeowners or renters like myself wonder what to do with the bags of leaves that get raked up every fall. Read on to discover a few quick ways you can use those leaves around the house rather than sending them away.
There is a global problem in the making right now that most people are not even aware of. The beloved banana that you find on grocery store shelves around the world is under threat from a unstoppable fungus that has swept through large portion of the banana growing regions. This fungus is so far untreatable and we haven't yet found any means of stopping its spread.
Out of sight out of mind is the saying that comes to mind when you think about how we handle our waste in this country. You tie the trash bag close and throw it in the dumpster and that's it right. Well not so much, the landfills of this country are repositories of all things dirty and gross and some of that stuff sits around for a long time. So long in fact the person that trashed them is in their grave and what they left behind is still causing harm to the environment.
The year is 2014 and what you probably don't know is this year is the 50th anniversary of a critical piece of legislation that has defined land management in the US for half a century. The Wilderness Act took land that was of special and sensitive nature and placed it in the most highly protected status that land can have in the United States. In a decade filled with important legislation the Wilderness Act took a backseat to heavy hitters like the Clean Air and Water Quality Act buts it legacy is not to be denied it gave us a "enduring resource of wilderness..."
A underground greenhouse or Walipini is basically exactly what it sounds like. It is a greenhouse that is buried into the ground to take advantage of the natural warmth found in the soil of the Earth. Depending on how you approach the build, a underground greenhouse can either be very cheap and easy to build or insanely complicated and expensive. What I will cover will be some basic tenets of building an underground greenhouse and it will be up to you to figure out the fine details yourself.