Barbara Shaw gardens, writes, and makes junk art in Oregon. She earned degrees in zoology, physiology, and journalism, and writes about science, health, growing things, and energy management. She also delights in reading, cooking, photography, eco-travel and has visited 60 countries. Married to a sports journalist, she embraces being a grandmother.
Before you throw your produce scraps into the compost, consider using them as starts for a garden by following a few simple steps. Barb Shaw explains how.
What plants should you use to attract pollinators to your garden? Barbara Shaw gives her advice.
Photosynthesis powers life on Earth. The word has Greek roots, with Photo being “light” and Synthesis being “put together.” Barb Shaw puts together everything you need...
The geography, scenery, and culture in Northern New Mexico are fascinating. And so are the local culinary establishments. Barb Shaw scouted out—some were easier to find...
Genetic exchanges have been going on since bacteria ruled the earth. In time, special structures developed to get genes from one individual to the next.
Whether it’s out of necessity, to lower your water bills, or to help the planet, harvesting rainwater can be rewarding.
Coir is commonly used in hydroponic media. Here’s a bit more about where it comes from and how to use it in your garden.
Minerals and nutrients from the sea are beneficial to land-based organisms today. Here's how ocean-based nutrients help your garden grow.
Here is why understanding your plants’ circadian rhythms is beneficial.
Food forest gardening is a hot topic in the permaculture community and among small farmers. But it’s hardly a new idea.
By working with nature, King Estate have created a one-of-a-kind farm to table restaurant that is a unique experience.
No matter which type of rooftop growing you’re talking about, though, they all serve a variety of functions.
Humans have taken advantage of nature’s recycling program for thousands of years. Even though a lot of us live in urban areas, there’s no reason why we can’t keep this...
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