Cleanup on Aisle Earth – Celebrate the Planet with a Plan to End Plastic

Happy Earth Day 2018! In celebration of Earth Day, I’m recycling a post from earth days gone by when we lived along the central coast of California. I may continue …

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The Soil – Pollinator Connection: Insight from Soil Scientist, Dr. Elaine Ingham

Soil

Dirt is dead.  That sounds so Nietzsche-esque, but I’m not waxing philosophical. It’s scientific reality. Dirt is devoid of life, of all-things nutritious for the flora that rely on it. …

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Scott and Kenda’s Annual Photo Montage: Farewell 2017, HELLO there 2018!

Poems, Dogs, paths, roads

Happy 2018! Welcome to the Peppers’ 11th annual earth-happy New Year video card. 365 days 328 photos (out of roughly 5000 photos taken this year) 6.5 minutes of spellbinding entertainment …

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Save Money, Help the Earth, and Support this Blog!

Besides being an affiliate with Amazon (see sidebar for Amazon Product Search), I’m now also an affiliate with Eifrig Publishing and KNÜTES Innovative Outdoor Gear. Each of these helps me …

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How to Help Monarch Butterflies: Got Milkweed?

Monarch butterflies have been on earth for roughly 175 million years, but it’s only since the 1990’s that their numbers have declined by 80%. In 25 short years, 560 of the …

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Managing Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators Part II

Your family’s health and pollinator protection does not have to be relinquished in exchange for managing mosquitoes. The impact of mosquito spraying on pollinators is noticed long after spraying has …

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Managing Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators Part I

They’ve been around for roughly 200 million years and are most active at 80°­­F and unable to function below 50F. They can sense the lactic acid and carbon dioxide from …

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The Last Bee – A Poem for Earth Day

The Last Bee by Kenda Swartz Pepper She rested gently in his soft, young hand In awe, he stared, at a smallness so grand. What have we done? In earnest …

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10 Ways This Plant Can Improve Your Life

We pull them, mow them, dig them, stomp them, spray them, shout at them, and lament how they are a nuisance in our lives. Dandelions. Possibly the most underappreciated, underutilized …

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Peppers’ Annual Photo Montage: Farewell 2016, HELLO there 2017!

Rescue dog

Hi-dee-ho! Welcome to the Peppers’ 10th annual earth-happy New Year video card! 365 days 291 photos 6 minutes Sit back, turn up the volume, grab a cuppa jo and enjoy! There’s …

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