Fighting Fire with Native Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Fire Invasive Species Native Plants Nature-based Solutions Ranching Research RestorationWhen bunchgrass ecosystems are intact, they limit both the spread of fire and the invasion of exotic grasses.

Urban Plant Diversity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Plant native! Native plants are cheaper, require less maintenance and harbor a greater diversity of nature in their canopy. Nature Tech Native Plants Urban Conservation

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Winter Warmer: Make Tea from Local, Wild Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Outdoor Rec PlantsYou can find the ingredients for a tasty wild tea on your next hike or ski trip.

2018 110

The Medicinal Plant Extinction Crisis Explained by Dr. Bomi Joseph

Green Prophet

Also a medicinal plant. Outside of developed Western countries, many people’s health and survival depends on access wildcrafted plant medicines. Botanical drugs tend to be naturally in sync with our bodies because humans evolved from plants, and we share much of the same basic DNA.

2020 114

A Quest to Document the World’s Flowering Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

They’re on a mission to document and photograph every flowering plant family on earth. From the Field Native Plants Natural History

2018 91

Incentivizing Tree Planting in Myanmar

Nature Conservancy - Science

How can nature-based solutions stand the test of time in Myanmar? From the Field Asia Pacific Forests

2020 80

Indoor plants as air filters

Green Living Tips

Indoor plants not only look great, they can also help clear your house of common environmental pollutants

Plants That Grow Better Side-By-Side

Green (Living) Review

Companion planting uses one species' advantages to help another. Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful garden. Many believe that certain plant combinations have extraordinary (even mysterious) powers to help each other grow.

Coyote Scat and Native Plant Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservationists cultivating native plants must mimic nature. In addition to conserving vital wildlife habitat along the Rio Grande River, the preserve serves a native plant nursery, supplying a variety of species to other Conservancy projects and partners for reestablishing native habitats.

London College of Garden Design to sponsor planting design competition

Green (Living) Review

The London College of Garden Design has announced their sponsorship of a Planting Design Competition at the Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Show 2020.

2019 167

Join the UN’s annual party for the plants

Green Prophet

Keeping plant products and global trade in plants safe – Annual meeting: Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (International Plant Protection Convention) happening April 1 to 5 2019, Plenary Hall, FAO Rome. Companies like flux are “listening” to the plants.

2019 77

Sachsen plant Fahrradschnellstraßen

Green (Living) Review

Sachsen plant vier Fahrradschnellstraßen ohne Ampeln und Kreuzungen. Freie Fahrt mit dem Rad Nonstop von Leipzig nach Halle – für Radfahrer könnte das bald Wirklichkeit werden. 2021 könnte Baubeginn sein.

What Happens When You Plant a Pile of Bear Scat?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Coyote Scat and Native Plant Conservation. The dried sample went directly into greenhouse soil at Rocky Mountain National Park where 30,000 to 50,000 plants grow annually. Woody plants, like chokecherry, are hard for people to germinate.

2017 114

There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

Green (Living) Review

Just planting trees and leaving them for Mother Nature to do its work is a waste of trees, money, time and effort and will lead to nothing but disaster. Left to its own devices, and Mother Nature's care, brambles and other such will soon smother the newly planted trees and that will be it.

2020 217

Tongue Orchids & Corpseflowers: 7 Insanely Weird Plant Species

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the plant that eats shrew poo, the orchid that has sex with itself, and the embarrassingly phallic titan arum. From the Field Native Plants Nature Pop Weird Nature

2017 88

Birders Love Wastewater Treatment Plants

10,000 Birds

Wastewater Treatment Plants are known to birders all over the country as great birding spots. But this post isn’t about Arcata Marsh, it’s about the leaders of our local Audubon Society chapter convincing the local wastewater treatment plant to reopen to the birding community. Although not unusual to see these species in this location, considering the Sacramento River borders the East side of the plant, it seemed rather early to see the Snow Goose.

Genetically engineered plants to replace airport security checkpoints?

Green Prophet

Scientist June Medford is working to harness the innate sensing abilities of plants, genetically engineering them into lean, green bomb-and-drug detecting machines. Consider that the natural sensors in plants can be over 100 times more receptive than a dog’s.

Which Plants Should I Prune in January?

Green (Living) Review

Check out which garden favourites will benefit from a trim this month January is a great time to prune plants, because you can see their framework, which makes the job a lot easier.

2019 131

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

Green Prophet

Energy biomass Dimona Israel plant solar Solar Energy solar power plant solar thermal energy Solar energy is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable than traditional energy sources.

Nottinghamshire farmer plants 'edible woodland'

Green (Living) Review

An array of locally-grown fruit will be added to the menu in Nottinghamshire following the planting of an "edible woodland" by a dedicated farmer in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

2017 134

Plantify plants and service – Review

Green (Living) Review

is the premier plant specialist shop in the UK and they pride themselves on selling substantial British-grown plants in their natural season that will thrive in your garden. Delivery times are about five working days from order, though my plants arrived there very next day.

How to Propagate Plants

Green (Living) Review

Here''s a beginner''s guide to plant propagation Learning to propagate plants—to make new plants from existing ones in your home and garden—is one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of gardening. You can reproduce most plants by several methods.

The Mysterious Realm of Plant Music.

Elephant Journal

For centuries, plant lovers, amateurs, and scientists have gone out on a limb to answer the following questions: can plants hear? And do plants respond to music? Arts Green brian eno generative music nature music plant music plants and music

Put Plants In Your Home To Live Longer

Green Prophet

Most of Western humanity is already living in units stacked up one on top of another, where sidewalk trees and the occasional weedy empty lot is people’s only exposure to plants. Women’s deaths from cancer were 13% lower in homes where there was plenty of contact with trees and plants. “We

2019 98

10 Plant-Based Kitchen Hacks for even the most Cooking-Challenged Vegans.

Elephant Journal

These plant-based tips can help create a positive space in the kitchen by cutting cooking time in half and giving us delicious, healthy meals. Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness cooking elephant magazine plant-based plant-based foods plant-based kitchen tempeh tofu vegan vegan cuisine vegetarian

2019 74

Pepsi’s 100% Plant-Based Bottle

Sustainability Ninja

PepsiCo Inc has revealed their new eco-friendly bottle, which is made entirely of plant material. The soda giant says it is the world’s first bottle of a common type of plastic called PET made entirely of plant-based materials. currently produces a bottle using 30% plant-based materials and recently estimated it would be several years before it has a 100% plant bottle that’s commercially viable. Alternative Materials News pepsi plant based bottles

Foraging for wild food and medicinal plants - Chickweed Plant Profile

Green (Living) Review

More often than not, our hardy wild plants will offer us nutritionally-high greens for the salad bowl or cooking pot (often far higher than from plants generally grown or bought), and provide us with safe, effective medicine!

Saving Birds From Invasive … Plants?

10,000 Birds

But plants? When birds do manage to establish a nest, the quick-growing plant (which can shoot to 8 feet high) can cluster around the nest and prevent parents from reaching their chicks. Thanks to an extensive eradication project, FWS reports that it is beginning to get the upper hand on this pest plant. Yes, that’s what’s happening at Midway Atoll, a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

Planting Seeds from Brokenness.

Elephant Journal

Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks break up broken perspective planting seeds relationships succulent It''s been gradual, but I feel more grounded. More content. More solid. More at ease.

Cultivate your own “pocket park” with a 3D planted garden

Green Prophet

Plant one with a bonsai-sized succulent or lilliputian flower arrangement and celebrate spring with a live plant in your pocket! The vases can be sent anywhere, but postal regulations prohibit shipping plants through the mail. Design 3D printing air plants seed bombs succulents

5 Great House Plants That Don’t Need Much Care

Green Furniture Home Design

If you don’t have much of a green thumb, you’re not home much, or simply don’t really have the patience to take care of plants, feel comforted in the fact that you still can own house plants. There are numerous types of house plants that are extremely easy to care for. Let’s talk about five house plants that are very easy to care for. Spider Plants are also easy plants to care for as they do not require direct sunlight, but sufficient indirect sunlight.

In Philippines, 64,096 Trees Planted in 15 Minutes

Wend Magazine

Last Thursday, the world wecord for most trees planted simultaneously was broken in the Philippines when nearly 7 thousand people helped plant over 64 thousand trees in just 15 minutes.

The plant that transforms wastewater into clean water

Green Prophet

In the process developed by Orlofsky and his colleagues, the draining properties of the soil and the absorptive capacities of the plants are used to purify the brownish residual water produced by livestock industries, leaving it crystal clear and ready to reuse.

2019 92

Succession Planting: Keep It Coming

Green (Living) Review

Get Acquainted Succession planting—following one crop with another—is the most important tool for maximizing a garden''s yield. Creating a detailed succession plan now eliminates the guesswork of what and when to plant later on in the season.

I Whisper Sweet Nothings to My Plants.

Elephant Journal

I have several plants in my little apartment. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) gratitude house plants mindful parenting mindfulness nourishing healthy seeds positive thoughts Thich Nhat Hanh

Plants versus Meat: 4 ways Plants will Rock your World.

Elephant Journal

In a new position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, some of the nation's leading experts in nutrition outlined the benefits of a plant-based diet, stating that they’re “healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”. Animal Rights Enlightened Society Family Food Green Health & Wellness cancer diet disease health health benefit meat plants vegan vegetarian

Succession Planting: Keep It Coming

Green (Living) Review

Get Acquainted Succession planting—following one crop with another—is the most important tool for maximizing a garden''s yield. Creating a detailed succession plan now eliminates the guesswork of what and when to plant later on in the season.

Guess what? Plants blink, maybe even wink

Green Prophet

Like eye’s adjustment to sudden changes in light, plants have sensitive mechanisms to protect their leaves from rapid changes in radiation. Plants have control mechanisms that resemble those in human senses. Arabidopsis thaliana.

2019 65

Unexpected Spring Plantings: Seed the Need

Green Home Blog

The starch cap melts, the seed sprouts and the plant climbs up the chopstick. They are even working on making the color of the pencil match the color of the plant it will grow.

Whisky Will Power 9,000 Homes With New Biomass Plant

Wend Magazine

In 2013, the town of Rothe in the Speyside region will become home to a biomass power plant that will use the grain byproducts of whisky production to produce energy. According to GOOD , the plant is expected to produce enough electricity to power 9,000 homes.

Companion Planting: 11 Herbs to Help Your Garden Grow

Green (Living) Review

Perhaps you’re frustrated with how things turned out this year or worried about future threats to your healthy plants. Whatever your state of mind or the state of your garden, you may want to consider the benefits of companion planting in the future.

6 Keys to a Healthy Plant-Based Diet.

Elephant Journal

Note: I am a strong advocate of a mostly plant-based diet. Food Green Health & Wellness Z Food Featured Today calcium fish oil iron john douillard omega-3 fatty acids omega-3s plant-based diet vegan vegetarian vitamin b12 vitamin d3 zinc

2018 83

Getting Ready for Spring Planting

Living Green & Saving Energy

Springtime is almost here, which means that it’s time to head outside and get an early jump on your garden! A previous post discussed the benefits of composting and how worms can be among your most valued helpers in your garden. You can grow some fresh veggies to serve in your own home-grown salad, or [.]. gardening green living how to go green organic food garden vegetables Green living more productive garden organic gardening