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I could barely sleep last night because of this. Manifesto alert, proceed at your own risk. Everything we post about here on Backyard Ecosystem. Everything underlying the movement toward greening our cites over the last several decades. The very title of the excellent book written by…Learn More
Several years ago we acquired a shop-light with OTT fluorescent tubes to use for seed sprouting and growing seedlings. OTT lights were specifically developed to provide a more natural light spectrum and seemed like a good idea for seedlings. The fixture was incidentally installed next to the computer and was oftentimes my light source…
We love having plants indoors, especially vegetables. They make the indoors a refuge in the darker winter months and whet the appetite for outdoor gardening in the spring. A lot of indoor greenery definitely improve our mood in the bleak, frozen winter. Beyond just…Learn More
We first met Hannah Crum of Kombucha Kamp through Twitter, and quickly entered the eternal bonds of Kombucha-hood. Soon, we were checking out her website KombucahKamp, trading tweets, and blog comments. So, when she announced the relaunch of her website and New Years ReVolution Event…Learn More
What I know about Kombucha: 1) It is the product of tea, sugar, and a Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY for short). 2) Moderate consumption of Kombucha has helped me personally reduce cravings for Coffee, Alcohol, and Carbohydrates. I feel better when I consume less…Learn More
Fun for everyone. Great family/school project. Use a shallow dish, the saucer from a house plant is perfect. Add rocks or sticks to keep the bees from drowning. Make a small jar of sugar water by filling the jar half full of White Cane…Learn More
Why do you write about green topics? A Manifesto (consider yourself warned) I write about the things that bother me. Specifically about unnecessary waste and how simple changes in the way you go about living can reduce or eliminate waste or better yet transform…Learn More
The Problem: Fruit flies in your vermicompost bin or in your pre-composting container. The solution for both of these problems is super simple. If you are finding fruit flies in your worm bin simply stop feeding. Cover the exposed surface of the bin with…Learn More
Just in case you didn’t know, we have recently made some huge changes. In the planning since the beginning of this year, we decided to relocate to a warmer climate. The cold weather in Denver last year was just too much for me and…