What better time than now to winterize your house or apartment to not only save some coin, but also reduce your carbon footprint? Read on for 10 quick tips to manage your home’s heat without breaking the bank.
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This essentially forced Black farmers out of agriculture for over several decades. In 1920, Black farmers represented one out of seven U.S. farmers; by 1992, the number of Black farmers in America had declined to just one out of 100.
Recyclables are still in demand from manufacturers who want high-quality materials to make new products and from consumers who want to buy products with recycled content.
But one doesn’t need a special occasion to enjoy the splendor of the Arboretum. And as autumn draws near, the lure of its sprawling grounds grows especially sweet with thoughts of apples, pumpkins and colorful leaves.
The image of farming and the quality of life it provides has changed over the years. Farmers, especially Black farmers, are not as visible today as they were in previous generations. That is primarily because we are in rural areas far separated and removed from the ruckus of urban congestion and life in a concrete jungle.
You can entertain family and guests without leaving a heavy footprint. It just requires a little pre-planning and setting yourself up with durable goods. Read on for six quick tips to help reduce the waste at your next big function.
Even locally, a growing number of Twin Cities businesses have eliminated their use, including the Dakota Jazz Club and Ice House. If you’d like a straw at First Avenue and 7th Street Entry, you’ll have to specifically request it.
A University of Arkansas study found that yard work, as well as weight training, more significantly maintained bone density than aerobics, dancing or bicycling in women over 50. And, for those of us trying to lose weight, add 30 minutes of gardening to your daily or weekly routine to help shed some extra pounds.
Not only are mints great for adding flavor to your favorite drink, these fragrant leaves also serve as great air fresheners and herbal medicines and are easy to grow at home.
Rainwater falling on our roofs, driveways, lawns and streets can pick up pollutants like litter, oil, fertilizers and pesticides before flowing into storm drains.