BackYard Orchard Culture

BackYard Orchard Culture By Greg Peterson When you think of an orchard, do you envision acres of perfectly spaced apple trees and workers on ladders picking the fruit with harvest colors in the background? Are you then discouraged because you realize you don’t have the property to produce a bountiful harvest to delight your family’s…

Top 10 things Schools can do to Go Green

Top 10 things Schools can do to Go Green  By Sarita Douglas 1.  Educate students! This is a school’s number one role in going green: change the mindset and behavior of the next generation. Schools should teach students about global warming, climate change, renewable resources and all of the exciting technologies utilizing these, about recycling of…

Low Down on Plastic Numbers

The Low Down on Plastic Numbers By Maura Yates Have you ever wondered what the different numbers mean on plastic items? The YourGuidetoGreen.com Team has, and this is what our researchers learned: A wide variety of plastic products are available today and each type melts at a different temperature and displays different properties. The plastics…

Greg’s Favorite Tree

Greg’s Favorite Tree By Greg Peterson My favorite plant to nurture at the Urban Farm is the fruit tree, as it appeals to the lazy gardener in me: I can plant a tree once and reap the bounty for many years to come.  The selection of fruit trees that grows in the Valley is vast…