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16 houseplants that are almost impossible to kill

You love plants, but you don’t like a lot of maintenance and you secretly worry that you’ll kill them. Does that sound about right? We have a solution. These plants are easy as can be while still providing the benefits…

Why you should talk to your plants

It’s never been a better time to be a Plant Parent. There are Instagram handles devoted to houseplant trends, designer watering cans, custom plant delivery services, moisture sensing kits, and now — bedtime stories for plants. This new book for…

Solar panels pair surprisingly well with tomatoes, peppers and pollinators

The world already needs more solar power. It’s clean, renewable energy, and it’s quickly outpacing the job creation and affordability of fossil fuels. But on top of that, a growing field of research suggests it can improve agriculture, too, helping…

How to get rid of spotted lanternflies

With its polka-dotted wings, the spotted lanternfly is a pretty little insect. But looks can be deceiving — Lycorma delicatula is incredibly destructive. Spotted lanternflies feast hungrily on many plants including fruit trees, hardwoods, grapevines and ornamentals. As the U.S….

​How biomass helps farmers make the most of 'waste wood'

Trees are an important part of any farm. They reduce erosion and flooding, absorb air pollutants, provide habitat for insect-eating birds, and cast shade to help livestock stay cool. They produce crops, too, whether it’s fruit and nuts at an…

Explore the wide and wonderful world of epiphytes

The name “terrestrial epiphytes” doesn’t roll off the tongue, but if you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or home design blogs, you’ve no doubt seen variations of epiphytic plants making the rounds. Found in tropical and temperate regions of the…

This innovative vertical greenhouse in Wyoming is empowering people with disabilities

There’s a narrow, tall glass building in the middle of downtown Jackson, Wyoming, that has changed the face of produce in this wintry town while making a massive social impact. Vertical Harvest is a three-story hydroponic greenhouse that produces roughly…

There's a new apple in town

When you head to the grocery store this December, look for a new shiny red apple in the produce department. This fruit is being rolled out with incredible fanfare and some pretty big promises. According to official marketing materials, the…

Bees back on track after vandals hit hives

The bees are buzzing again at Wild Hill Honey in Sioux City, Iowa. And the company’s honey is back on the shelves at local markets and coffee shops. It’s the new old normal, but for a while, owners Justin and…

Floating dairy farm debuts in the Netherlands

In a town where abandoned indoor water parks are transformed into mushroom farms, an urban agriculture project involving a floating dairy farm doesn’t seem like a stretch. Simply named Floating Farm, the multi-level agricultural hub is now operational in the…