|Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)|
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Fall in the garden can be a bit “messy” with perennials dying back, vegetables going to seed, and trees losing leaves. But, rather than becoming overwhelmed with the necessity of tidying up the gardens, take a minute to read this excerpt about fall cleanup from the Garden Coach’s Blog for Gardeners.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
|Light green roof at Findhorn|
I just came home from an eco-village training program at Findhorn in Scotland where I was learning how communities can become sustainable and more socially connected. While I was there I was inspired by all of the green roofs in the eco-village. They were on everything from large commercial buildings, such as the concert hall, to private homes and even small bike sheds and outhouses. The green roofs help these buildings blend into the landscape, slow down run-off, and act as insulation. I really like how they restore the building site itself to natural habitat for wildlife.