DIY Vertical Garden Wall

Infographic: DIY Vertical Garden Project

A reader suggested the following infographic for building your own vertical garden. Rob thought it would be a good fit for us and we couldn’t agree more. We’ve shared another DIY project that will help you build living walls of succulents, but this infographic suggests recycling an old wooden pallet. The creativity and recycling were […]

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8 Green Tips for a Sustainable Day at the Beach

8 Green Tips for a Sustainable Day at the Beach

This is a guest post by Nadia Jones of www.onlinecollege.org. Headed out for a day at the beach? Before you go, make a mental checklist of exactly how much your beach-going could be negatively affecting the environment and whether or not you could be more sustainable in your actions. Things we may not think about, such […]

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Homemade Wind Turbine

Homemade Wind Turbine

What would your neighbors think if you told them you were planning to build a homemade wind turbine? Would they roll their eyes and think you were a little nuts? What if the situation was reversed? Would you want to help and learn how to make your own energy? It’s actually not as hard as […]

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DIY Aeroponic System

DIY Aeroponic System: Homemade Aeroponics Cloner

Homemade aeroponics systems are not the easiest for beginners to start. At least that’s what we thought until we saw this homemade aeroponics clone. Aeroponics clones take a storage box and use the lid to suspend the plants over water. It’s that easy. Of course, you’ll need to have a few other materials like an air […]

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Windowfarm

Home Hydroponic: Windowfarm

Hydroponics is possible for apartment renters who don’t have a backyard. Turn your sunny windows into a micro-farm utilizing the hydroponic system created by WindowFarms. Using only about $3.16 per year to run a 4-column unit, this is an economical way to grow your own produce. Fresh and organic produce can be yours, even for […]

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Aquaponics Designs and Aquaponics Plans

Build a Homemade Hydroponic System

Whether you choose to try hydroponics indoors or outdoors, it’s a great sustainable way to grow your own food. If you dream of having a garden with lots of edible plants, or even ornamental plants, you should consider trying hydroponics. You’ll use less water than traditional gardening. And it’s easier that you think. General Hydroponics […]

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Aquaponics Designs and Aquaponics Plans

Aquaponics Designs and Aquaponics Plans

Basically a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, thus aqua-ponics, aquaponics systems utilize hydroponics while growing fish in a semi-enclosed to fully-enclosed system. Aquaponics uses the best of both systems to optimally grow plants with natural nutrition. The plants and  grow bed medium filter the unclean water and return it to the fish tank. Water doesn’t […]

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DIY Project – Living Walls of Succulents Make Beautiful “Natural” Art

Robin Stockwell created beautiful wall hangings made of frames and succulents. Unique, stylish and textural – these are sure to create conversation. In three easy steps you’ll have your own beautiful art. From Sunset Magazine’s website:GARD Pro Not Registered Instead of framing a picture, why not a whole garden? Here, cuttings of assorted succulents knit together to […]

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DIY Faucet Leaks Fix

Discover 3 Common Sources for Water Leaks and How to Fix Them Yourself

The easiest way to find out if your house has leaks is to check your water meter. Note the reading and 2 hours later, after no water was used, recheck the water meter reading. If it’s not showing the exact same reading you probably have a leak. Now you just need to find it. Two […]

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Make Your Own Wall Decals

Use Contact Paper to Make Your Own Wall Decals and Update Your Furniture

After having moved into a new apartment, my mind began racing will all the ways I can make it more fun and colorful – less white. And then I remembered these fabric wall decals from weeDECOR. This Octopus Wall Decal is absolutely adorable, but the $24 price tag wasn’t. It’s not much until you want the dolphin, […]

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