Fruit For Birds

10,000 Birds

Something has always puzzled me in my years working in the bird feeding industry: why don’t we offer more fresh fruit to birds in our yards? Oh sure, you can find mixes with dried fruit like banana chips and raissins. All sorts of birds can be drawn in by fruit.

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Ancient Date Palm That Lived 2000 Years Ago Bears Fruit Again

Green Prophet

Judean dates were famous in the Levant and Europe in ancient times, prestigious fruit treasured for their superior taste and alleged medicinal qualities. She didn’t expect to see fruits from Methusaleh and his green concubines for at least another ten years.

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ARS-300L Needle Nose Fruit Snip – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 300L is a Japanese manufactured fruit pruner which has become an instant industry favorite due to its lightweight design and extremely impressive cutting power. The needle nose design especially, combined with the sharpness of the blades allows for precise cuts, be it for trimming plants or for harvesting leaves or fruit, or for floristry.

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How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic

Green Home Blog

How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic. There are lots of benefits to organic fruits and vegetables. But organic foods can be expensive or hard to find, so while you may want to always purchase organic fruits and vegetables, this isn’t always a practical option. So how do you decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic? Many fruits and vegetables, however, have their own natural and effective defenses against pests.

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4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. Gardening Green Living how to clean fruits and vegetables Produce rinse Produce wash vinegar produce rinseIn those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com.

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Why we’re Eating Fruit All Wrong (According to Ayurveda).

Elephant Journal

Not All Fruits are Created Equally. Food Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only ayurveda fructose fruit fruit sugar glucose john douillard seasonal eating sucrase

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Fruit Milk!?

Eccorazzi

The only fruit-based milk we’ve heard of, drinkers may find it more easily digestible than it’s nut and grain counterparts. There’s a new dairy alternative in town, and it’s not nut, soy, or seed based. I’m pleased to introduce you to banana milk , the newest vegan DIY milk! It’s high in potassium and vitamin B6, and is a simple way to get a refreshing fix. Have I spiked your curiosity?

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Overripe Summer Fruit: 3 Delicious Ways to Use It

Eco Chic

I’ll admit it; I go a little hog-wild this time of year at the farmer’s market with the fruit. And then I end up with overripe summer fruit. Being that I’m not quite the food preserver I’d like to be (my grandma taught me how to can, but I’m just not that ambitious), I’ve come up with three surefire ways to deal with my fruit glut. . YES, Even if fruit is bruised and leaking juice it will still work in a smoothie, I promise.

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Bedazzled fruits twist your perception of decay

Green Prophet

She encrusts common fruit forms in precious and semi-precious stones, meticulously curating placement, texture and color to produce realistic versions of rotten molding flesh. Ryan creates coated polystyrene bases, larger than real fruit, onto which she paints her desired extent of surface decay. View this post on Instagram #TProcess: It takes eight weeks for the artist Kathleen Ryan (@katieryankatieryan) to fabricate one of her massive, moldy fruits made from #gemstones.

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4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

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How To Prune Your Fruit Trees

Green (Living) Review

Now is the best time to prune your fruit trees and here is how to do it in three simple steps. Within a few years of lovingly planting fruit trees, most folks find themselves with scraggly overgrown bushes, rather than the Garden of Eden they had envisioned. The key to keeping fruit trees attractive and productive is annual pruning.

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Squish Your Fruit

Green Earth Journey

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Can Fruit Make Us Fat?

Elephant Journal

I know it is hard to believe, but fruits can make you fat! Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Featured Columnists Free Content to Partners Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today cancer cardiovascular disease diabetes diet fruit health health wellness hypertension insulin metabolic syndrome obesity weight loss

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Rice Flour Elderberry Jelly Pancakes – A Norm’s Farms Natural Fruit Spread Review/Giveaway

Hug a Tree with Me

Did you know, that even though they are all preserved fruit spreads, there are differences between jams, jellies and preserves? Jellies are made from the extracted juice of the fruits while jams are made from crushed fruit and preserves contain large chunks of fruit. History gives credit to the countries in the Middle East for introducing us to the art of preserving fruit; back then, they preserved the fruit in a concoction of natural cane sugar and fruit pectin.

4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. Gardening Green Living how to clean fruits and vegetables Produce rinse Produce wash vinegar produce rinse In those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com.

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Guide To Fruits and Vegetables

Green Earth Journey

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The Tree of 40 Fruits. ~ Brenna Fischer

Elephant Journal

Van Aken fell in love with the idea of this orchard and all its different fruits, including antique and heirloom varieties. The more he learned about the history of these historic fruits the more important it seemed to preserve them, which is ultimately what the project became about. Arts & Culture Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) 40 Fruits Grafting Living Art preservation tree

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3 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Summer Fruit

Eco Chic

I’ll admit it; I go a little hog-wild this time of year at the farmer’s market with the fruit. Being that I’m not quite the food preserver I’d like to be (my grandma taught me how to can, but…I’m just not that ambitious), I’ve come up with three surefire ways to deal with my fruit glut. . Ok, I can only drink so many smoothies in a day, but I can absolutely freeze fruit for future smoothies! (Ah,

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Three Fruits and Veggies Great For Dogs

Eccorazzi

By Lisa Spector | Care2.com While my dogs don’t share my vegetarian lifestyle, there are many fruits and veggies that I feed Sanchez and Gina as treats. But, how do I get them to Read More The post Three Fruits and Veggies Great For Dogs appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News

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Eco Chick Eats: 13 Summer Fruit Recipes for Every Meal

Eco Chic

Fresh, local summer fruits are packed with vitamins and flavor. Celebrate the season with (mostly) light, healthy, and always beautiful berries, stone fruits and more. Try fruit as a side at dinner with some savory ingredients, add nuts, or think liquid (beverages made with real fruit… mmmmm.). Check out Summer Fruit Spectacular. The post Eco Chick Eats: 13 Summer Fruit Recipes for Every Meal appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Carambola might be the star fruit to save the soil in Florida’s orchards

Green Prophet

Tangy star fruits or carambola can be great ground cover in orchards as an alternate crop or just a way to keep the soil healthy and vital in citrus orchards. Carambola, or star fruit as most in the United States call it, is gaining popularity. Star fruit are very wind sensitive.

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4 Easy Homemade Recipes to Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. In those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

Cyprus Fruit Bats Decline and Head to Turkey?

Green Prophet

the latest decline to be noticed are fruit bats in Cyprus, an island offshore Turkey partly independent, and partly ruled by Turkey. Cyprus is the only community belonging to the European Union that plays host to fruit bats. Over here in Jaffa, Israel where I live I can’t help but notice a flourishing fruit bat population. After mulberry season ends, another large canopy tree beside us bears small fruit keeping the bats happy until winter.

How to Plant and Care for New Fruit Trees

Green (Living) Review

Once you’ve invested in new fruit trees, you want to make sure you get them off to a good start. You’ll be able to do a good job with your fruit trees by following these steps: New fruit trees that arrive by mail are best left in their box, in a cool place, until you have time to plant them. The best holes for fruit trees are dug to fit the diameter and shape of the individual tree’s roots. This mixture is then placed around the new fruit tree’s roots.

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Daily demand and supply: bee-pocalypse and higher prices for fruits and nuts

Environmental Economics

And Kim Kaplan, a researcher with the USDA, points out that pollination fees -- the amount beekeepers charge to cart their bees around to farms and pollinate fruit and nut trees -- has  approximately doubled over the same period. "It's The alternative is that pollination contracts per colony have to continue to climb to make it economically sustainable for beekeepers to stay in business and provide pollination to the country’s fruit, vegetable, nut and berry crops."

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Reduced Fruit Crops This Autumn

Green (Living) Review

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is recommending a number of ways that gardeners can use to counteract the potential poor fruit crops expected this year. Fruit growers visiting RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3–8 July), sponsored by Ecover, will be able to talk to the charity’s advisors for free about best ways to keep yields up. And there will be little need to thin out the remaining fruit. RHS warns that the wet and cold April and May may cut crop yields.

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Tips for Planting Fruit Trees

Green Living Ideas

Yet it has come to the point in the plan where you see those squiggly round circles that designate fruit trees when you think, “what now?”. Having delicious fresh fruit growing in their yard is something that most people are not able to access because of land or space restrictions. Fruit trees, the semi-dwarf variety that most people plant, will take from 5-7 years to begin to produce, with another three to five years to get to top production. Fruit trees are usually grafted.

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Lazy Summer Cooking: 7 No-Bake Fresh Fruit Dessert Recipes

Eco Chic

Now before you lecture me on the evils of sugar, let’s keep in mind that not all sweets are unhealthy—whole fruit contains natural sugars, sure, but it’s also packed with vitamins, micronutrients and plenty of fiber. And while Cobblers and pies are great, there some simpler ways to vary your fruit intake, with no baking necessary! You can pretty much use any fruit, any juice, and any paper/plastic cups. I have a sweet tooth.

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Black Cherries: Nature’s Healing Fruit.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Health & Wellness anti-inflammatory antioxidants cherries cherry food fruit health juice Those semi-sweet bulbous dark beauties that hang on trees and have long stems that we oftentimes attempt to make knots out of with our tongues, they are one of the most potent remedies for healing joint and chronic arthritic pain, among other things.

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A Quick and Easy Fruit Picker

Green (Living) Review

When fall comes and my arms are not long enough to reach all the peaches, apples and pears on our trees, I turn to some homemade gadget or other to harvest that fruit. Ladders are great on flat, level surfaces, but nowhere on our mountain-side property is there a flat surface: Everything is a slope of some kind, and most of our fruit trees are on a steep slope. In the past I’ve used a mini-rake with a couple of pegs in a cross-bar on the end of a stick to pull fruit down.

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Thousands of Endangered Fruit Bats Were Gunned Down in Lebanon

Green Prophet

Thousands of fruit bats in Lebanon were sprayed with shotgun and AK-47 bullets over the weekend. Thousands of fruit bats could have used Batman’s help last weekend when one or more unidentified assailants unleashed a spray of shotgun and AK-47 shells inside a cave in northern Lebanon. Fruit bats and ecology. Fruit bats are crucial to Lebanon’s ecosystem since they germinate fruit trees, and their droppings, called guano, can be used as fertilizer.

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Is Fruit Juice Shortening Your Days?

Green Prophet

See our post with a video interview of Dr. Lustig here ) Without fruit fiber, which slows down the body’s absorption of fructose, that sugar goes directly into the bloodstream, stopping at a n overloaded liver. Those have been pasteurized, which is necessary for safety in large-scale production, but destroys the fruit’s beneficial enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Lustig’s advice is simple: eat your fruit, don’t drink it.

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7 Fruits And Vegetables You Can Grow In Hanging Baskets

Green (Living) Review

Growing vegetables and fruits in hanging baskets frees up space in your garden (and on your back porch) so that you can grow even more plants in a small space. Maggie Saska, plant production specialist at the Rodale Institute , suggests vining crops whose fruits are light enough to handle the drooping action without breaking off, as well as smaller upright varieties. Hanging baskets aren't just for flowers. Save garden space by getting these crops off the ground.

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3 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Summer Fruit

Eco Chic

I’ll admit it; I go a little hog-wild this time of year at the farmer’s market with the fruit. Being that I’m not quite the food preserver I’d like to be (my grandma taught me how to can, but…I’m just not that ambitious), I’ve come up with three surefire ways to deal with my fruit glut. . Ok, I can only drink so many smoothies in a day, but I can absolutely freeze fruit for future smoothies! (Ah,

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How the Unlimited-Fruit Myth Can Become Detrimental to Our Health.

Elephant Journal

Health experts and popular diet programs sometimes promote the free-fruit myth, where we can liberally gorge on bananas, grapes, and other medium and high sugar impact fruits while becoming lean, toned and healthy. Food Z ADMIN Food Featured Today diabetes diet fructose fruit health nutrition obesity sugar

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Wiltshire fruit farmers grow new sub-tropical fruit with help from Haxnicks Bell cloches

Green (Living) Review

Wiltshire, UK, April 1, 2014: Fruit farmers David and Lali Proof have managed to cultivate the new ‘Pineorange’ ground fruit at their farm in Mere, Wiltshire. It all started in the Philippines’ says Lali, ‘We went there on holiday in 2009 and were immediately impressed with the new hybrid fruit that was being grown on a small privately owned farm near Piffal, where we were staying’. They are amazingly juicy and taste like a tropical fruit cocktail.

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Review and Giveaway of Copy-Kids Eat fruits and Vegetables, ends 8/2

Hug a Tree with Me

Who would have thought that all I needed was the aid of kids happily eating their fruits and veggies to inspire that desire in my four year old. I was given the opportunity to review the Copy-Kids DVD titled eat fruits and vegetables and I highly recommend it for any parent of a youngster aged 6 months to 5 years. The video is a collection of twelve short chapters featuring toddlers happily eating a variety of fruits and veggies.

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Fruitful Fusion “Trochets” Bean Bags from Trash

Green Prophet

The founder of Fruitful Fusion , Khawja lent her crocheting expertise to the Trochet, an environmental initiative that turns trash into treasure. Concerned to reconnect hands and minds and make a worthwhile environmental impact, a few women from Saudi Arabia are crocheting recycled plastic bags into colorful bean bags and other quality crafts.

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Review of ProFlowers Organic Fruit and Nut Tray

Hug a Tree with Me

I had the chance to review ProFlowers Organic Dried Fruit and Nut Tray which included organic dried peaches and pears and roasted/salted almonds and pistachios in a beautiful reusable wooden tray. My family and I absolutely loved this fruit and nut tray, the fruit was sweet, natural and wholesome and the nuts were lightly salted and roasted just right and I am reusing the wooden tray in my bathroom to house my knick knacks.

Seven Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Is Better Than Five

Eccorazzi

Researchers from University College, in London say that eating seven servings of fruits and vegetables is healthier than five, which is the current recommendation. Read More The post Seven Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Is Better Than Five appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Eats Healthy Living News People Top News

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Stressed-out Brits choose chocolate over fruit

Green (Living) Review

A whopping 80% of British workers choose junk food over healthy alternatives as a remedy for stress, a recent survey by office fruit delivery company Fruitdrop reveals. A tiny 7% of Brits eat fruit to raise their spirits on a bad day, instead choosing to reach for unhealthy comfort foods such as chocolate, crisps and biscuits. At Fruitdrop, we believe that a healthy office is a happy office, a weekly fruit delivery is the perfect starting point for this change.”

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New York City Doctors Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies

Eccorazzi

Two NYC medical centers are now participating in the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, helping at-risk patients eat healthy. Read More The post New York City Doctors Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Eats Healthy Living News People Top News

Chocolate Fruit-Nut Clusters For Purim Baskets

Green Prophet

Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, is said to have eaten only raw fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds after she was taken to King Ahasuerus’s palace, so managing to eat only kosher foods in her captivity. For these reasons, Jews serve hamentaschen , pastries with hidden fillings, and particularly enjoy foods featuring fruit and nuts on Purim. Try these easily made chocolate fruit-nut clusters, made, naturally, with fair-trade chocolate.

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