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Heather is a mother, teacher, writer, and newly-initiated farm girl in sunny South Africa. Her world travels have inspired the Travelinds blog and given her a new appreciation for how beautiful the world can truly be if we care for it.

5 Tips for Teaching Green Living Early

Children have a special perspective on green spaces and quirky creatures that adults should admire, and encourage. Here are five tips for instilling a passion for green living in your kids.

A Place for Chemicals (Organic versus Targeted Chemicals)

In some cases, there may be an argument to utilize chemicals in gardening and agriculture. How can we rid ourselves of biological invaders, foreign destructive species and recurring rot? The answer is, sometimes, to use chemicals.
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Indigenous Ecosystems in Your Garden – How to Be the Change You Want to...

For those of us who have already established gardens, the fight against invaders seems impossible. Is it worth all the effort to restore the natural balance? Here are five reasons why maintaining, or restoring, a balanced and original ecosystem is better for everyone.
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10 Tips for an Energy-Efficient Home

Even if you are already a conscious energy saver, there are always ways to use energy more efficiently. Here are ten suggestions for creating an energy efficient home, without compromising on design, or overspending.
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Guide to Raising Chickens at Home – The Ethical Way

What a wonderful experience raising chickens alongside children, while enjoying the delicious produce on a daily basis. Hens also provide fresh, home-grown eggs (organic and free-range if you are so inclined). So, learn the ethical way of raising chickens at your home.
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6 Vegetable Planting Tips for Beginners

Is it worth it? We think so. What could be better than the feeling of accomplishment in taming a patch of ground? Here are 6 vegetable planting tips for the beginners in veggie gardening.
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10 Tips for Going Plastic-Free For Beginners

There is no question that plastic is a gigantic problem around the globe, without exception. Here are 10 ways you can go plastic-free and contribute to the preservation of our planet.