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Composting: Getting Your Hands Dirty

Composting: Getting Your Hands Dirty | Green Gardening | Scoop.it
In this article series about composting, we’ve gone through the benefits to yourself and the environment, misconceptions, methods and tools needed. Now it’s time to start getting your hands dirty! ...
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It's time to start your compost bin if you don't already have one.

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Cold, Colder, Coldest: Which Vegetables Overwinter in the Garden?

Cold, Colder, Coldest: Which Vegetables Overwinter in the Garden? | Green Gardening | Scoop.it
Some crops survived the cold temperatures while others died. Which ones are most reliable for winter outdoors and in the hoophouse? (Cold, Colder, Coldest: Which Vegetables Overwinter in the Garden?
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Women Work to Save Native Bees of Mexico - Wired

Women Work to Save Native Bees of Mexico - Wired | Green Gardening | Scoop.it
Women Work to Save Native Bees of Mexico
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So much bee news lately is gloomy, I thought it would be nice to highlight a happy story.
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Beyond Beauty: Native Plants and the Food Web | Garden Cincinnati!

Beyond Beauty: Native Plants and the Food Web | Garden Cincinnati! | Green Gardening | Scoop.it
Advocates of planting native flora appreciate endemic plants not only for their beauty and adaptability, but mainly for their deep-rooted connections to the native food web. As such, members of the Asclepias family, ...
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Who Killed the Bees? Pesticides, risk and the politics of knowledge

Who Killed the Bees? Pesticides, risk and the politics of knowledge | Green Gardening | Scoop.it

The UK government was one of a minority of states that voted against the EU ban on insecticides said to be responsible for desecrating the honeybee population. Its rejection of a precautionary approach to this issue suggests that deep public anxiety about risks associated with technological and scientific ‘progress’ is justified, writes Dr Richie Nimmo


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:22 AM

According to a blog from the University of Manchester, England, there is a direct correlation between pesticide use and the decrease in the bee population.