Monarch butterfly release into the wild

Monarch butterfly

One of my nieces raises butterflies in captivity for her kids to learn about, and when they emerge from their chrysalis she lets the kids release them into the wild. This is crucial for our young ones to experience and will help nurture these children into environment-loving adults. The monarch butterfly is one of the … Read more

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Mycobacterium vaccae

wildflower competition

Did you realize that the country has a natural antidepressant? When people spend time in nature or gardening, they eat or inhale the bacteria Mycobacterium vaccae, which can be present in the soil. These bacteria stimulate the portion of the brain that produces serotonin. The most passionate gardeners will tell you that their garden is … Read more

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Food Forests


If you’ve ever wandered back roads in a developing, tropical country, you know that many of the locals grow much of their own food. You might also have noticed that their food gardens aren’t comprised entirely of small annual vegetables planted in straight rows like ours are. They are typically wild-looking plantings of edible trees, … Read more

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