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Environment
by J. Larson
6 years ago
3 Mind blowing Facts about Food Production in America

How often do you give food much thought, probably only when your hungry or at the grocery store. Well there are some surprising things about food production in America that really should be know by everyone in the country. So read on and find out what you should know about the food on your plate.

Health
by J. Larson
6 years ago
10 Must Have Foods for Healthy Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is something of paramount importance but it is also something that many people do not do as well as they should (guilty of that myself). But there are things we can do beyond brushing, flossing and regular checkups. Using certain types of food and drink we can fortify our teeth and help us get a clean bill of health next time we go to the dentist. So bite down on this article and get some juicy facts on what you could be eating for your teeth.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
The Dirty Secret of Landfills

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.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
Peak Phosphorus: The End of Industrial Agriculture

Phosphorus is one of the three main nutrients used today in modern industrial agriculture. Along with nitrogen and potassium the use of massive amounts of phosphorus is the main driver behind the green revolution that has shaped agriculture since the 1960's. Without the massive inputs of fertilizers America and other industrial agriculture powers could not produce the amounts that they do. The problem is phosphorus is relatively rare and according to leading researchers in the subject we could be running out in a little as 30-40 years from now.

Environment
by J. Larson
3 years ago
What is Permaculture Landscaping

Instead of agriculture we should be doing permaculture.  Permaculture is system of growing things that relies on natural patterns, perennials planting and good design. 

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
How To Create A No Trash Lifestyle

Building a no trash lifestyle is a daunting prospect in today's modern use it and throw it away society. You will face strong opinions ,weird looks and it may actually prevent you from participating in some aspects of society. But if you are environmentally conscious person and you don't like the fact we are throwing away 251 million tons of trash a year in this country you may not give a crap what others think. If that's true then congrats and welcome to a subset of society of does its best to live a trash free life.

Environment
by J. Larson
6 years ago
The Hidden Consequences of Tillage

Soil tillage is not as simple and straightforward as we thought. It has many hidden consequences that are only recently coming to light.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
4 years ago
Building a Underground Greenhouse

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.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
Disappearing Farmland: An American Tragedy

Did you know we are suffering a quiet tragedy in this country.  This tragedy is not one you hear about in the news or read in the paper.  But this tragedy is one that has the potential to alter a very fundamental aspect of our lives.  If we don't stop polluting, paving over and eroding the worlds best farm lands sooner than we think, we could be suffering from a famine of our own making.  

Lifestyle
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Frugal and Green

In this article I outline some ways that I use to be be both frugal and green

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
3 Reasons To Go Native In Your Landscaping

The use of non-native and invasive plants has a long history in the United States in our landscaping, gardens and homes. These plants when allowed to escape into the local ecology upset the balance and cause native ecosystems to decline in health and vigor.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
The Death Of The Banana

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.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Pros and Cons of Synthetic Mulches

Outline the pros and cons of common sythentic mulches including rubber tires, plastic sheeting, and landscaping glass.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
4 years ago
3 Reasons Why You Should Tear Up Your Front Lawn

The front lawn despite its long and dignified history in the American culture has come to a crossroads in its existence. With the growing environmental movement and cost of maintenance the perfect manicured lawn has become something of a dinosaur in our modern culture. But there is stigma with not maintaining a lawn and it can be difficult for people to get past that even if they want to. But there are lots of good reason why you should consider tearing up the front lawn and what follows are 3 of them.

Entertainment
by J. Larson
6 years ago
3 Reasons to read the Emberverse (Dies the Fire) Series.

The Emberverse series is not about the end of the world as some people might believe but instead it is the birth of another. If you have not read the series read on for my three reasons why you should read it.

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