The importance of organically grown food
By: Sherry Horton Blake
My husband and I moved to rural Oklahoma a few years ago. We bought 32 acres, mostly wooded, but we made sure that we had an open area in which to garden. The first thing we did, before even putting one building on the land...
What are the causes of mass extinction
By: James Robinson
There appears to be a growing interest in the study of terrestrial impact craters on the part of geologists and other Earth scientists. Impact craters are residual evidence on the surface of the Earth that shows that the Earth has been struck by asteroids and...
How the emerald ash borer beetle affects the ash tree
By: Kathy Rusniak
The emerald ash borer, or Agrilus planipennis, kills ash trees through a slow process of strangulation of the trees' circulatory systems. Vital water and nutrients that provide the limbs and leaves with hydration and energy are blocked by the colonization and growth of these tiny...
Sustainable agriculture explained
By: Patricia Stewart
Sustainable agriculture has taken on a very impressive tone. It is, in reality, mostly the same practices which farmers have been using for centuries. Understanding its secret is as simple, and as complex, as answering the question, "How do we keep living here without causing...
By: Pamela Kay
The adult emerald ash borer beetle has been destroying the ash trees of North America since the early 1990s when it first arrived on our shores, probable in a cargo ship from an Asian country. The adults do little harm as they feed on the...
How the emerald ash borer beetle affects the ash tree
By: Jackie Curtis
Emerald ash borer beetles have created widespread quarantines in several mid-western and southeastern states in the U.S. as well as Ontario and Quebec, Canada due to its mere existence translating into death for millions of ash trees since 2002. Named after the emerald gemstone...
By: Louise Nilon
Making a solar box cooker is a fun educational activity you can do with your children or grandchildren. Below are instructions I have used when on camp with local Cub Scout groupsArchimedes of Syracuse, an ancient Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer is said to have...
How the emerald ash beetle came to America
By: Kathy Rusniak
The emerald ash beetle, also known as EAB or Agrilus planipennis, is the bane of American ash trees of all species. But this bright green and seriously detrimental pest did not originate in the United States. Rather, this wood boring insect is native to various...
Why the yurt is energy and environmentally efficient
By: Leonard Keigher
Yurts are a most brilliant and energy efficient form of housing. They comes to us from central Asia. The Mongolian people created the yurt as a movable dwelling, appropriate for their life style. Since most mongolians have large flocks of sheep, and are constantly moving...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
Have you ever wondered why the United States are so strict on importing goods from other countries? Did you ever fly over seas and once on the flight back had to fill one of those custom/agricultural declaration forms stating that you are not importing any...

 

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