Category: Landscapes and Horticulture

Most non-organic pesticides and fertilizers are fossil fuel-based. These fertilizers pollute waterways, farmlands, and the surrounding local environment. Plus, they require energy to be produced and are a danger to human and animal health. Using integrated pest management, organic farming …

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Biochar– a substance made by burning organic waste like dead plants, leaves, and wood chips – appears to have promise as a climate change mitigating soil enhancer. In fact, its potential is being researched right now at Morton Arboretum by …

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It is projected that by 2050, approximately 70 percent of people in the world will live in cities. As our cities and suburban areas develop and grow, we need to protect and increase the number of trees where people live …

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Reducing carbon emissions in horticulture work starts with switching from fossil-fuel-powered to electric equipment. Not only can investing in electric horticulture equipment minimize costs, but the tools are often lighter and quieter. Many brands have a statement of product sustainability …

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