Photo courtesy of AIDG If you hang out with gardening hippies, you may hear the term "aquaponics" thrown around. So, what the heck does it mean? Aquaponics is a gardening technique designed to maximize water efficiency and minimize the need for fertilizers. The technique … [Read more...] about What the heck is aquaponics?
Archives for March 2009
Photo courtesy of Earth Hour Global at Flickr.com. Once a year, environmentalists around the world turn out the lights for an hour. This year, Earth Hour falls on Saturday, March 28th, and many different homes, offices, and government buildings are taking part. The organizers … [Read more...] about How are you spending Earth Hour on March 28th?
Photo courtesy of Sunfell at Flickr.com. Everything old is new again. This is doubly true for trends that never went completely out of fashion, like vinyl records and Victory Gardens. Originally conceived during World War I as a way to ensure food supplies for troops, these … [Read more...] about How to plant a victory garden
Photo courtesy of Brewbooks at Flickr.com. Mountain ranges, oceans, deserts, rivers, and other landforms divide the world into different regions and zones. These natural barriers isolate plants and animals from each other, and allowed many different species to evolve. Over … [Read more...] about Invasive species are on the move
Photo courtesy of From A Second Story at Flickr.com. Here at the Practical Environmentalist, we're green news junkies. We keep an eagle eye out for the latest science, social, and environmental developments and try to sum up the big picture on your screen. A lot of exciting … [Read more...] about Green news you can use