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Weeding tools

Green (Living) Review

While some weeds are beneficial and many even are edible others are a nuisance and thus must be removed if our plants, especially our vegetables, are to thrive and, as said, often the only way to do that is removing those plants in the wrong place, aka weeds, by hand.

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Garden tool care

Green (Living) Review

Regular cleaning and sharpening of any cutting tools, and that includes hoes and spades, should be routine anyway and tools should be cleaned – if possible – at the end of the “working day”. Afterwards apply vegetable oil and the wrap in Kraft paper and store indoors.

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Tools for (new) gardeners

Green (Living) Review

To introduce a friend to the joy of “grow your own,” offer a useful tool along with the promise of your support and advice. Garden Fork The garden fork is one of the most important tools in the armory of any gardener, not just the newbie, and thus it is best to invest in the best.

January is the time for garden tool maintenance

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and sowing of early cauliflower, “in over wet, or hard weather, cleanse, mend, sharpen and prepare garden tools”. There are also people who are scared of sharpening their tools “too much”, making them “too sharp”, afraid that they could cut themselves with them.

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Make you own garden tools.

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There are many small (and not so small) tools that we can make from wood, from wire, from tin cans and even from large glass jars and from plastic bottles of various kinds. Other tools were still entirely wood until not all that long ago.

From Aspiring Arches to Traditional Tools.

Green (Living) Review

For those who appreciate reliable tools that last, look no further than our traditional and much coveted hand-made stainless steel designs by Sneeboer.

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Low-tech garden tools are best

Green (Living) Review

However, many successful home gardens are cultivated with a handful of good hand tools only. Each time-tested tool beats several high-tech alternatives. Invest in good tools here that will last for a generation or more. There are some great brands from which to chose and some of the Japanese garden tools also you might like to consider adding to the list in the end. But, as said, you really need no more that the five tools mentioned to get going.

My LANDFIRE Decade: The Amazing Story of a Critical Tool for US Restoration

Nature Conservancy - Science

To do that, we needed a common vegetation dataset that covered both the lands that those managers owned and the lands in-between as well — something that told us, for example, which ecosystems were under- and which were over-represented on the landscape.

The sickle

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A good old-fashion sickle, sharp and perfectly weighted, is a tool just made for the job of clearing vegetation from around the trees. Using a good hand tool is all about letting the tool do the work.

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The long-handled spade: saving the gardener's back

Green (Living) Review

In the USA the common digging tool in the garden, especially the vegetable garden, is the long-handled “Irish” shovel, also known as “West Country” shovel, with a “face” similar to that of the sign for Spades on a deck of cards, and having a long handle.

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'Formidable Vegetable Sound System' to tour UK this Summer

Green (Living) Review

So infectious that the most ardent climate skeptic would have trouble staying still (Sydney Morning Herald) As dynamic Formidable Vegetable front man Charlie Mgee explains: “Music is the best tool we have for raising awareness about our need to live more sustainably.

Free planting calendar for vegetable container gardening

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The nice folks at B&B have teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society to create a handy vegetable planning guide and calendar for container gardeners. The calendar lists when to plant and harvest a variety of vegetables (and a few fruits) with the objective of giving gardeners the 5 vegetable servings a day that is recommended by nutritionists. I shall, hopefully, be able to review some of their tools in due course.

How a good garden too should be

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A good garden tool should be simple, strong, effective and easy to maintain. This also goes for forestry tools. A good tool should be simple, strong, effective and easy to maintain. Personally I would concentrate on other tools first.

How trust can be a practical tool for positive change

Green (Living) Review

Via guidance received in this way barren soil was miraculously transformed into a wonderland of garden produce: flowers, plants, herbs and vegetables, including 40-pound cabbages that stunned horticultural experts (well-documented at the time).

Radius® Pro Lite Garden Tools from Lakeland – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Radius® Pro Lite Garden Tools Spade – 1.23m (48½") H. Combined with the extra-long, lightweight fiberglass shaft, these tools provide more leverage with less effort to take the toil out of tilling. One is the rivet that holds the shaft to the tool.

Wild Pollinator Habitat Benefits Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our study provides a decision-support tool for farmers to consider on-farm wild pollinator habitat restoration, leading to increased yields and increased revenues. Abundant wild pollinators help increase yields for many crops. Photo: Flickr user Natalie Maynor under a Creative Commons license.

Quality tools for the allotment gardener

Green (Living) Review

Good tools are a must for the allotment and the vegetable garden at home by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you are growing food for whatever reason for you and your family at an allotment or a vegetable garden at home good quality tools that will stand up to the rigors of work are a must. There is a lot of cheap tools about nowadays that look good with the price tag but in the long run they are nothing but a waste of time – in the main.

The Grow Bag Frame – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

All you need to do is to fill it with your ideal compost for vegetables, fruit or flowers. urban gardening grow bag frame gardening tools gardening in small spaces garden towns gardening garden

New Dietary Guidelines One of Many Tools for Protecting Planet

Conservancy Talk

The recommendations say a diet with more plant-based foods – such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and nuts – has a smaller environmental impact and more health benefits than the typical American diet, which is high in calories and contains more animal-based foods.

Another Reason To Green The Asphalt Jungle

Environmental News Network

When many people think about urban areas, the first things they think about are increased crime and reduced vegetation. One of the reasons for the lack of vegetation in urban areas is the urban planning myth that vegetation encourages crime.

Freebies for gardeners

Green (Living) Review

How to get free gardening tools, supplies, and ideas because gardening is even more fun when it is free, in the main by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Yes, it is possible, to some extent, as you can make many things for yourself from what others would consider waste, etc.


The CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator & CobraHead® Long Handle Tool – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator is a tool that was developed by Noel Valdes, the owner of Cobrahead LLC, as a result of his gardening hobby. The US garden tool industry cranked out hundreds of thousands of long handled tools with three and five of these blades on tightly curved tines locked into cast iron heads and with various forms of attaching screws., and the same is true for the garden tool industry in Britain and elsewhere.

Using Cloud Computing to Untangle How Trees Can Cool Cities

Nature Conservancy - Science

But Google Earth Engine is a valuable tool for conservationists and geographers like myself that allows us to tackle some tricky remote-sensing analysis. NAIP also recently added the important Near Infrared-Red (NIR) band, which allows geographers like me to accurately depict vegetation.

Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists demonstrates that lidar — a way of remotely mapping forests with lasers — is an effective and accurate tool to measure the effects of reduced-impact logging in Indonesia, but it’s still not as cost effective as traditional ground-based monitoring.

Grow healthier vegetables and fruits in a DIY greenhouse


Well, the better way to deal with this problem is by constructing a DIY greenhouse that will economize on space and let you enjoy the benefits of fresh vegetables and fruits. All types of vegetables ranging from tomatoes, carrots, basil, garlic, etc.

US supports hydroponics to revitalize Mideast food, water and security

Green Prophet

Hydroponic agricultural projects growing vegetables by both hydroponic and organic methods were the subject of an event held in May 2015, where US Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells featured these vegetables in an event with Jordanian governmental officials and local producers.

Garden Press Event 2017

Green (Living) Review

Wilkinson Sword has decided that green is the new black in that its carbon steel gardening tool have gone green, as in color green. This is as much an answer to the fact that people want a little color on their tools as well as an additional protection of the steel of the tools.

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Hydroponic Farms Sustain Urban Gazans

Green Prophet

This problem is being addressed in other countries, such as Egypt, with a model for hydroponic and small livestock gardens where vegetables, chickens and rabbits are raised for private consumption and for sale.

Choosing an ax and caring for it

Green (Living) Review

Having said that, on the other hand, you can use vegetable oil for oiling the metal and the wood, only never use metal oil on wood. homesteading tool care ax

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Traditional crafts deserve a revival

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You need a small forge to heat the metal up to 1,000C (1,832F), an anvil complete with the various cutting and bending tools that slot neatly into it, a pair of pliers, a vice, and a selection of hammers and punches. On each downward stroke, a chisel or hook tool shapes the wood.

Elho turn the table on the trend for Grow Your Own

Green (Living) Review

Adding design and function to any balcony, terrace or urban garden, the grow table is perfect for anyone that wants to grow their own salad, vegetables or herbs.

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10 Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

From measuring El Nino impacts to monitoring rare vultures in the remote steppe of eastern Mongolia to assessing Caribbean coral reefs , drones have proven themselves to be essential tools for savvy conservationists.

People turn to gardening for relaxation & wellbeing

Green (Living) Review

Just under a fifth (19.2%) claimed their garden was mostly vegetables, or that a vegetable patch was a significant part of their garden and the time spent gardening varied greatly, with around 27.3%

Recovery: Prairie Reprise

Nature Conservancy - Science

But prairie vegetation evolved with grazing. Bison, elk, prairie dogs and a host of other herbivores consumed forage, creating diversity of vegetation to which other species adapted. As we lose prairies we gain appreciation for them and tools for their recovery and restoration.

Sensilize delivers chemistry lab by drone to the farmer’s field

Green Prophet

After buying their own drone and then realizing the legal framework for flying the vehicles is rife with complications – from the United States to Europe to Asia – they understood that a tool for drones, to help them collect better data, would scale their skills and expertise.

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Kent & Stowe Garden Life Bypass Secateurs 6.5” - Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Also useful, obviously, for harvesting various produce in the vegetable garden. Please do not attempt to cut anything bigger as it will (1) hurt your hand and (2) could, nay will, damage the tool.

Urban agriculture: multi-dimensional tools for social development in poor neighbourghoods

The Green Changemakers

cant vegetable production and a socialization and education environment that fosters individual and collective social development in districts with a signi?cant The various approaches attain the established objectives and these are multi-dimensional tools used for the social development of disadvantaged populations. Duchemin , F. Wegmuller and A.-M.


Green (Living) Review

I am still wanting to obtain one specific one for review and that is the Speed Hoe for Haxnicks, as it looks a very good tool. But then, as I said, everyone has his or her own preference as to what tool for what job.

Is Nature Ready to Transform Big Business?

Nature Conservancy - Science

These collaborations have followed an “open innovation” model—sharing knowledge and tools—so access to information and methods will not be the primary challenge for other businesses. The DOW Chemical plant in Freeport, Texas. Photo: Jen Molnar/TNC.

Growing (As a Person) in the Garden. ~ Írisz Ferencz

Elephant Journal

"As it turns out, gardening is a magical tool for healing, personal transformation and heightened awareness.". Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) eco-friendly garden green moving personal growth planting transformation vegetable

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