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How to make DIY non-toxic mosquito repellants with essential oils

With the mosquito season well underway, it can be tempting to buy mosquito repellants to protect yourself from mosquito bites. But these commercial products contain toxic chemicals that can do more harm than good to your health and the environment. To ward off mosquitoes without getting exposed to chemicals, try one of the following recipes to make your own mosquito repellant. ...

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Lufa Farms to feed Montreal with produce from world’s largest rooftop greenhouse

The world’s biggest commercial rooftop greenhouse, which spans over three acres, sits on top of a former Sears warehouse in a borough in Montreal, Canada. It produces over 24,000 pounds of tomatoes, eggplants and other vegetables each week. The massive greenhouse belongs to Lufa Farms. Since its inception in 2009, Lufa Farms has been fine-tuning its process around farming on ...

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Food supply 101: How to make healthy dried banana chips

Banana chips are a sweet and tasty snack, but store-bought variants may contain too much sugar or other ingredients and harmful preservatives. To ensure that your banana chips are tasty and good for you, try making dried banana chips at home using the simple recipe detailed below. You can also try making savory or spicy banana chips if you don’t ...

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4 Easy ways to control weeds without using toxic chemical herbicides

Weed overgrowth is a gardener’s worst nightmare. However, conventional weedkillers like Roundup have been linked to serious health problems, including cancer. Toxic chemicals in conventional weed killers can also leach into crops for consumption and pose a health risk. Herbicides can also contaminate groundwater. But there are better methods of controlling weed growth. Below are four herbicide-free tactics that will let ...

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Home gardening basics: 24 Plants to grow in a bucket garden

Bucket gardening is popular among urban preppers because it allows you to grow assorted herbs and vegetables even if you live in a small apartment. Also known as container gardening, this method is a great way to start your own garden if you’re a beginner who doesn’t want to feel overwhelmed with a full-sized backyard garden. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com) Why bucket gardening is perfect for ...

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