5 Best Crops to Plant in the Fall

The weather may be cooling and your summer crops may have reached their end, but there are still seeds to plant.  

Fall has distinct planting benefits. The season’s cooler air temperatures are easier on both plants and gardeners. Not to mention the soil is still warm, ...

How to Use Gardening to Improve Your Health

Besides looking beautiful, a garden can do wonders for the health and wellness of the gardener. When you get your hands in the dirt, it can actually help improve health challenges from which many people suffer. Keep reading to learn how gardening can improve your wellbeing and...

How to Avoid and Get Rid of Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets have become public enemy number one in the Bay Area as reports of stings have increased by 83 percent.  

The SF Gate reports, “After a winter of heavy winter rains pounded Northern California and pulled the state out of a five-year drought,...

11 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid and Learn From

Whether you fancy yourself a gardening expert or just planted your first bulb, everyone makes mistakes. What improves your gardening abilities is knowing what pitfalls to avoid and why they matter. Keep reading for 11 common gardening mistakes from Natural Living Ideas and...

Start an Urban Beehive with These 8 Tips

We recently wrote and shared a blog post about understanding bees and the myriad of ways they are critical to our lives, economy and food system. Today, we’re sharing tips and advice from beekeeper Wayne Warren, for those who want to help repopulate...