Category: Sustainable Living

Plants for your apartment

Best Plants for Your Apartment

I am one who is very hard on plants whether they be outdoor or indoor. I also have a small living space and don’t have a lot of room for plants sitting around. I decided to try some hanging plants...

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5 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Trash

With the increasing focus on reducing the amount of trash and non-biodegradables we throw away into landfills each year, many people are beginning to make changes in their homes and businesses that deal with the way they dispose of rubbish....

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Get Involved in Your Community Garden

You heard about community gardens from the news or from your neighbors but you wonder what they are and how they benefit you. A community garden is an enterprise in which a public garden is set up for everyone to...

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How to: Vertical Gardens

If you ever wished you could combine the excitement and bustle of urban life with the pastoral and natural aspects of rural life, then you may want to try vertical gardening. [ Related: 5 Tips for Starting Your Own Apartment...

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Living Green in an Apartment Setting

Apartment living offers a variety of benefits to take advantage of that homeowners can’t enjoy, such as having the landscape taken care of without a thought and never having to worry about getting an appliance repaired. As an apartment resident,...

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Grow Your Fall Container Vegetables Now

You love fresh vegetables and even enjoyed helping grow them in your mom’s garden out in the leafy suburbs as a kid. But now you’re 27, renting an apartment in Adams Morgan, and you don’t have access to any land....

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Salad Gold: 5 Edibles to Plant in the Fall

Everyone eats vegetables in the fall (and fruits, which it turns out some vegetables actually are. Pumpkins anyone?), but I bet you’ll be surprised that you can plant them in this brisk season, too. Bryn Mooth, a SparkPeople contributor, has...