Earth Day started in 1970, and Americans were driving around in their gas guzzling SUVs. Industries produced sludge and smoke without fear of consequence from environmental agencies. Because there weren’t any agencies to keep the factories to a standard. On April 22, 1970, million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Earth Day quickly became a holiday that is celebrated worldwide.
It’s that time of the year, when everyone dresses in green and goes out to party. However, St. Patrick’s Day is much more than just a day to go out and party. St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday Mar. 17, and is a day to celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It began as a religious feast, but it has changed from that to a global celebration that celebrates the Irish culture with dancing, music, special foods and you guest it a whole lot of green.
So last week we talked about how to go about making your own vertical garden. While you can totally do vegetables in your garden, today we’re going to look at ten great herbs to plant, as well as some ways to use them when entertaining this summer. Continue reading →
Keeping a garden is great, but they can also take up a lot of space. What are you to do when you want the benefit of fresh veggies and herbs without the desire, or ability, to use up a large amount of space on an in-ground garden bed? Get vertical!
Vertical gardens are growing in popularity thanks to their ability to save you space (and don’t we all need that?), but before you get started, there are a few things you have to keep in mind.
Escaping to a backyard hammock is a special treat. But without sturdy, hang-worthy trees, your options are fairly limited. If you’re the DIY type, you may be interested in this guide to building a simple pergola that can safely support your hammock — and look good doing it!
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The end of the holiday season needn’t be the cause of sadness. Sure, taking down decorations is no fun (you DO take your decorations down… right?).
There’s a fun way to get a little more mileage out of your Christmas lights this year by transforming a bottle of vino into charming outdoor lighting.
Watch rusty patio furniture return to life in this DIY gallery from Reddit’s r/DIY site: