Eco Friendly

The Benefits of Living in a Pocket Neighborhood

By LandCentral

Pocket neighborhoods are groups of neighboring houses or apartments that are gathered around a shared, open space. This space may be a garden courtyard, a pedestrian road, or a series of combined backyards. These can be in urban or rural …

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Building an Earth-Friendly, Self-Sustaining Home

By Angela Tipton

Becoming Environmentally Aware What if you could build a self-sustaining home from recycled materials, such as old earth-filled tires, recycled bottles, aluminum cans and reclaimed wood? You’d have to consider that pretty earth friendly. Then what about having no utility …

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Is a Tiny House Right for You?

By LandCentral

According to The Tiny Life, a website dedicated to the Tiny House Movement, a majority of Americans spend one-third to one-half of their income on their homes; and because of that expense, 76 percent of them are living paycheck to …

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Are Scarecrows Just for Crows?

By Angela Tipton

Scarecrows have been around for thousands of years. Although it is a common fall and Halloween decoration, they serve a real purpose. Farmers for centuries have used the scarecrow concept to scare away unwanted birds from their crops. Flocks of …

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Benefits of Using a Grey Water Recycling System

By Candice Armstrong

If you are reading this article, you most likely are environmentally conscious, and are looking for ways to save money and help the environment. For starters, let’s first define what grey water actually is. Grey water is all the wastewater …

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What Is Permaculture

By Angela Tipton

Recently, when I asked a potential customer what their plans were for their future property, they said they wanted to use it for Permaculture. Having never heard of this term, I decided to research it. What I discovered was a …

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Simple Ways You Can Help Prevent Wildfires

By LandCentral

With record-high temperatures, severe drought and about 11,600 square-miles of wildfire-ravaged terrain in the nation, is there anything that can be done to prevent these natural disasters? The causes of wildfires include drought, extreme heat and lightning. In 2014, there …

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The Wildlife Gourmet

By Courtney Hageman

Whether you’re an avid camper, preparing for the zombie apocalypse, or somewhere in-between, being able to spot edible plants is a great life skill to have (just ask Bear Grylls). Here is a brief guide to common edible plants that …

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Affordable and Environmentally Sound Cob Housing

By Candice Armstrong

It may surprise you to learn that you can build your own home for as little as a few thousand dollars: just by using your bare hands and feet! Cob housing is extremely affordable, earth friendly and has been around …

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