Lawn & Garden News Archive

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December, 2013

  • Greening your future, part one: junk mail

    December 23, 2013 | Terry Gibb | The average household can receive as much as 69 pounds of junk mail annually.

  • Compost piles will warm up and steam in the winter

    December 23, 2013 | Beth Clawson | Healthy organisms in the compost will be active and produce steam even in the winter time. Steaming compost is not an indication that the compost is on fire. Be Firewise by actively managing your compost.

  • Protect your Great Lake shoreline home from wildfires

    December 20, 2013 | Elaine M. Bush | Managing dune grass, providing defensible space and maintaining access roads can reduce the risk of your lakeshore home being damaged or destroyed.

  • Did you know your Christmas tree is recyclable?

    December 20, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Natural trees are biodegradable and have many alternative uses following the holiday season.

  • Michigan Watersheds and how our actions influence water quality

    December 19, 2013 | Bindu Bhakta | Whether you have lived in Michigan most or all of your life or you moved here at some point, take some time to learn about Michigan Watersheds so you can do your part to help steward the Great Lakes for the next generations to enjoy.

  • What is food sovereignty?

    December 13, 2013 | Kristine Hahn | Food sovereignty is the next step beyond food security that includes people determining their own food or agriculture policy, and being able to choose food that they want.

  • The power of gardening

    December 13, 2013 | Kristine Hahn | Gardening does more than create beautiful spaces. It can also help address current problems of nutrition and help reduce crime.

  • The Garden Resource Program

    December 13, 2013 | Kristine Hahn | The Garden Resource Program supports and connects urban gardeners in Detroit thereby strengthening the local food system.

  • Holiday gifts for gardeners

    December 13, 2013 | Gretchen Voyle | Make your holiday gift special for the gardener in your life.

  • Season of giving – Not of discarding

    December 13, 2013 | Terry Gibb | Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the holidays than any other time of the year. By adopting a few new traditions, you can reduce waste, save time, money and resources and still have a bright and beautiful holiday season.

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