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Growing Opportunities In Wind Energy

redstone wind energyIn the United States alone, wind-generating capacity grew nearly 40 percent each year in the span from 2004 to 2009. With the increase in energy demands, it is expected to grow even faster in the coming years. This means job opportunities for employees seeking careers in a new high-tech industry. Wind farms are only part of the equation—technicians and workers will be needed in factories and offices to design and manufacture the turbines and all their system components.

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Do You Know Where Your Potting Soil Comes From?

Do You Know Where Your Potting Soil Comes From?Today home gardeners are taking a second look at the way we garden, aiming to upgrade to more sustainable practices and bring our passion for gardening in line with our environmental principles. Leaving peat moss out of our gardens is one meaningful step we can take toward combating climate change.

If you grew up gardening in the last century, you probably cherished peat moss as the next thing to Mom and apple pie. When my dad taught me to garden, he showed me how to dig bales of peat moss into the vegetable beds to improve the soil’s ability to hold air, water, and nutrients. Peat was the main ingredient in every growing medium I bought.

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Environmental horticulturist Kim Eierman Launches Campaign to Help Bees and Pollinators with Home Gardening Practices

How to Save Bees and Pollinators in Your Own Home Garden

Piggybacking off the White House’s May release of the Pollinator Research Action Plan, environmental horticulturist Kim Eierman is launching a campaign to make American homeowners and gardeners aware of strategies they can implement in their own gardens and yards in support of pollinators.  Eierman will speak about pollinators at workshops, classes and events across the country in the coming year, to spread her message.

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3 Essential Steps to Hire a Landscaper

3 Essential Steps to Hire a Landscaper

Your house isn’t just a place to rest your head at night. It’s where you raise your children, celebrate holidays and family milestones, and much more. There are few better feelings than returning home on Friday night after a long week and the weekend ahead of you, full of lazy promise.

Unless of course you notice your yard looks like a jungle. Suddenly, you may be looking at a weekend of labor: weeding, mulching, scrubbing, mowing, and more.

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Greenhouses and How to Make Gardening Easier

Greenhouses and How to Make Gardening EasierGardening enthusiasts are generally aware of how beneficial greenhouses are for their needs. While some gardeners may be skeptical about their ability to grow their own greenhouses, the reality is that these structures are highly useful for gardening and offer several advantages. This advanced gardening technique is a worthwhile investment that everyone can partake in.

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10 Upcycled Project Examples For Gardeners

Upcycling, the process of taking something that most would throw away and turning it into something beautiful, is rising in popularity quickly and one of the most popular areas to utilize upcycling is in your gardens. There are hundreds of amazing upcycling projects out there for the garden, but these are some of my very favorites.

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