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The Chicago Green Office Challenge: Encouraging Sustainability in Business

The Chicago Green Office Challenge: Encouraging Sustainability in Business Earlier last month I found out about the City of Chicago's "Chicago Green Office Challenge," designed to engage the City of Chicago's business community and encourage them to consider what they could do to operate in a more environmentally conscious

One of a kind garden in Asia

One of a kind garden in Asia "Gardens by the Bay" is one of the latest tourism attraction in Singapore that has won the world over with its state-of-the-art conservatory facilities which houses plant species from every continent of the world.

Singapore’s beloved national garden

Singapore’s beloved national garden Singapore's famous Botanic Garden houses the most beatiful and exotic plants and greenery found in South East Asia which British Royal Couple Prince visited few months ago. This article talks about how the garden began and its transformation.

The Dirt Doctor - Howard Garrett Dishes on the Dirt

The Dirt Doctor - Howard Garrett Dishes on the Dirt Research has shown that pests are attracted to weak, unhealthy plants that got that way from the use of toxic pesticides and artificial fertilizers

The Movement for Marijuana Legalization Lights Up Atlanta

The Movement for Marijuana Legalization Lights Up Atlanta The Atlanta-based Movement for Marijuana Legalization officially launches its legalization campaign in Atlanta: M4ML begins a fact-based discussion about marijuana policy reform and regulation tailored for the South

Tree Planting Newsletter Series - Tree Planting

Tree Planting Newsletter Series - Tree Planting Planting container-grown trees often have root-bound balls. If so, soak the root ball in water and loosen the roots. Don’t worry about hurting the tree

Cool Weather Crops Are Hot This Fall

Cool Weather Crops Are Hot This Fall There’s still time for a second season of gardening. Many of us think of vegetable gardens as something to be started in spring for a summer harvest—truly savvy gardeners know that mid to end of summer is a great time to plant cool weather crops for fall harvest

A Fantastical Garden Find – Southfield, Michigan’s Hidden Treasure

A Fantastical Garden Find – Southfield, Michigan’s Hidden Treasure Jeffrey Weinstein is an art teacher and artist in Southfield, Michigan who has a fantastical, whimsical garden - a hidden treasure

Super Cuts Trees Service Review - Mike Murphy and Crew are A Cut above the Rest

Super Cuts Trees Service Review  - Mike Murphy and Crew are A Cut above the Rest Michael Murphy, owner at Super Cuts Tree Service, has been green long before going green was popular

World Environment Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden Review - Unite for a Sustainable Chicago

World Environment Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden Review - Unite for a Sustainable Chicago Recently, I had the opportunity to join in activities at the Chicago Botanic Garden for World Environment Day (June 2nd), the theme of which was “Unite for a Sustainable Chicago”

Uncommon Ground Review - The Greenest Restaurant in America

Uncommon Ground Review - The Greenest Restaurant in America If you are looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, complete with warm atmosphere and eco-conscious practices, look no further than Uncommon Ground, with it’s two Chicago locations: 1401 W. Devon Avenue (Edgewater) and 3800 N. Clark St. ...

Christmas Tree Update - Italian Stone Pine – maybe the best choice as a “Living” Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Update - Italian Stone Pine – maybe the best choice as a “Living” Christmas Tree I’ve had several questions about Christmas trees lately. There are basically three choices for Christmas trees – 1) artificial, 2) cut and 3) living trees for planting outdoors after the holidays. There are pros and cons of each choice

Organic Club of America Newsletter

Organic Club of America Newsletter We have something new for you. Our membership area of DirtDoctor.com has changed to the Organic Club of America

Mulching Update

Mulching Update As with many issues, I’ve changed my mind about some mulching through the year

Home & Garden Gift Guide 2011 - Garden

Home & Garden Gift Guide 2011 - Garden A Garden Guide to expose you to great Gardening Gift Ideas for the year 2011 for those you love or for yourself!

Primrose Valley Farm and The ARK Review - Sharing the Earth's Bounty

Primrose Valley Farm and The ARK Review - Sharing the Earth's Bounty Primrose Valley Farm, an organic farm in Wisconsin and The ARK, a social service agency in Chicago have a connection that is win-win for all

Summer Plant Management

 Summer Plant Management Healthy Plants have a Mass of Mycorrhizal Fungi like this Seedling

Potting Soil Update - 2011

Potting Soil Update - 2011 Potting soil should be light weight, but I do not recommend peat moss potting soils. Peat moss is anti-microbial. Microbes don’t grow well in it. That’s just the opposite of what we want

Dwell on Design 2011 Review - A Three-Day Celebration of Modern Design

Dwell on Design 2011 Review - A Three-Day Celebration of Modern Design This year, Dwell organized the West Coast’s largest design event which features design talents from around the world. This event was located at the Los Angeles Convention Center(June 24-26, 2011).

Dwell on Design 2011 Review- An Evening with Miele and Dwell Editors at Bay Cities Kitchens and Appliances

Dwell on Design 2011 Review- An Evening with Miele and Dwell Editors at Bay Cities Kitchens and Appliances On Wednesday June 22th 2011, Bay Cities Kitchens and Appliances welcomed Miele and Dwell editors for an evening of savory bites, intelligent debate, and inspiring design.

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