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Organic Gardening, Sustainability, Environmental Advocacy
Organic Gardening, Sustainability, Environmental Advocacy

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It's almost time where I live to start my leafy green vegetable seeds.

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Getting ready to start seeds for this year's garden? Check out this free calculator which tells you how long to start seeds before your last frost date and when to set out seedlings.

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Nice article in the New York Times on one man's mission to turn New York City food waste into fertilizer and renewable energy.

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When it's cold and blustery outdoors as it is today in Pennsylvania, I like to take a look at my garden photography page. Then my thoughts turn to warm temperatures and dirty fingernails. http://buff.ly/2lcBPRj
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This is beautiful. If you're interested in attracting more birds to your backyard to support local wildlife, Audubon has an easy to read database of native plants. Just type in your zip code and up comes a list of plants and the birds they support. Birds also make your gardening easier, because they eat an enormous amount of insects and caterpillars.

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The packaging your fast food comes in could also have a negative impact on your health, according to a report published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The report found fluorinated chemicals in one-third of the fast food packaging researchers tested.

"The most studied of these substances (PFOSs and PFOAs) has been linked to kidney and testicular cancer, elevated cholesterol, decreased fertility, thyroid problems and changes in hormone functioning, as well as adverse developmental effects and decreased immune response in children."

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This is a remarkable article.

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In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year — which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.

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If trees on your property have been damaged by recent weather events, there are a few things you can do right away to save the tree.

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Trees are essential in protecting our homes and communities.
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