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Creating a Container Garden: 7 Easy Steps

Growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs in different containers is an excellent way to utilize limited outdoor gardening space or to enjoy the appearance of plants grown in pots, raised boxes, and even refurbished items such as tires, furniture, and wheelbarrows. Containers not only save water, [...]

Creating a Container Garden: 7 Easy Steps2022-07-29T19:35:50+00:00

These Methods Can Avoid Cellphone Radiation

It is important to note that your cellphone manual warns about keeping the device a certain distance from your body to avoid exceeding federal radio frequency exposure limits. People typically keep their phones close to their bodies, usually in a pocket, in the real world. [...]

These Methods Can Avoid Cellphone Radiation2022-07-26T15:18:53+00:00

Safety Reminders for the 4th of July Celebration

Being a major advocate for our Personal Freedoms, I feel it's important to Be grateful for how blessed we are and embrace this weekend to celebrate our freedoms! It's hard to imagine that June is already over! The beginning of July signifies even more celebrations. [...]

Safety Reminders for the 4th of July Celebration2022-07-01T23:21:59+00:00

The Ideal Time of Day to Walk

It's important to get out and breathe fresh air every day. We should all strive to do this. Being exposed to warm sunlight, a light breeze, and fresh, crisp air is refreshing in and of itself. Walking daily is a good start, but science says [...]

The Ideal Time of Day to Walk2022-06-28T17:56:54+00:00

The Day the Summer Season Begins – Summer Solstice 2022

Longest Day of the Year—Everything You Need to Know The June solstice arrived this morning (Tuesday, June 21), signaling the beginning of summer as defined by astronomy. Many cultures worldwide celebrate the Solstice. Here are some trivia, jokes, and folklore about the event. June Solstice [...]

The Day the Summer Season Begins – Summer Solstice 20222022-06-22T14:08:53+00:00

Simple Ways to Show Gratitude for Your Father

Fathers do a lot more than just providing for their children; they constantly support them, nurture them, guide them, and most importantly, they repeatedly sacrifice themselves to benefit their children. Whoever has been a father figure in your life deserves to be appreciated for all [...]

Simple Ways to Show Gratitude for Your Father2022-06-19T16:32:31+00:00

Environmental Friendly Summer Picnic Guide

It's time to break out that picnic spread and enjoy the summer heat. But don't forget about how much waste juice boxes and individually wrapped treats create! This year, go for eco-friendly fun with a nature scavenger hunt, or try your hand at making your [...]

Environmental Friendly Summer Picnic Guide2022-06-10T14:44:03+00:00

The Kudzu Saga and Its Effect in Asheville

In addition to all the brilliant greens of spring, kudzu is undoubtedly one of the most abundant plants. It is commonly found throughout WNC, and it is the South's most well-known invasive species. Groups such as Kudzu Warriors, based in Western North Carolina, work to combat [...]

The Kudzu Saga and Its Effect in Asheville2022-06-08T20:33:31+00:00

Hobbies that are Beneficial and Environmental Friendly without the Use of Technology

Technology has been ingrained in our daily routine. Advancements in Technology, from cellphones to smart appliances, continue to make our lives easier while also distracting us from conventional hobbies and interests. People trying to reconnect with non-techy hobbies may find it challenging to come up [...]

Hobbies that are Beneficial and Environmental Friendly without the Use of Technology2022-05-27T21:27:22+00:00

The Appalachian Ecosystem: Sharing the Mountains with Wildlife

If you live in Asheville, you can’t miss some of the most recent headlines about our local black bears. Bears have been spotted in neighborhoods as close as half a mile from downtown getting into residential trash or just passing through. The bears are also [...]

The Appalachian Ecosystem: Sharing the Mountains with Wildlife2021-07-29T15:37:40+00:00

We Celebrated the Sun and Fathers in June

June was a celebratory month. With both Father’s Day and the summer solstice, this year happening on the same day, I have always found this time of year to be joyful. It’s a chance to celebrate my relationship with my daughter and the sun that [...]

We Celebrated the Sun and Fathers in June2021-07-13T14:56:54+00:00

Celebrating the Seasons, The Earth, and Mothers

As we move into June, we’re reflecting back on the month of May, which just passed. On May 1st, we crossed another spiritual threshold. Opposite on the wheel of the year from Halloween is Beltane, another time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest. [...]

Celebrating the Seasons, The Earth, and Mothers2021-06-02T13:50:02+00:00
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