'Unprecedented' Bat Die-Off Could Devastate Farming

A fungus is threatening to kill off most of North America's bat population, and that's a really big deal. Bats eat bugs -- vast quantities of bugs that would otherwise eat our crops -- and they pollinate plants, too. If researchers can't save them, U.S. agriculture will suffer a major blow.

Target to Close All In-Store Garden Centers by End of September

Retailer Target Corp. (TGT) will close all its in-store garden centers by the end of next month. The 262 in-store garden centers are mostly located in Florida, California, Arizona and Nevada, The Florida Times-Union reported. They are a minority of the 1,800 Target stores in 49 U.S states.

Sprucing up a yard for $100 or less

Sprucing up a yard for $100 or lessAs summer temperatures lure us out into our yards, it's hard not to notice all those landscaping tasks we let languish all spring. When hiring a...

Edible Landscaping: A Profitable Eco-Friendly Investment

Edible landscaping is an investment that pays off in small and big ways. After we replaced our lawn with a food garden two years ago, people started to stop and stare in admiration at our yard. What's more, the garden now produces big value: $200 in supplies has thus far yielded about $1,000 in produce.

Manure tea bags get constant comment

manure tea bag ladyAnnie Haven's manure tea bags might appear steeped in novelty, but when it comes to brewing up business, the woman knows her you-know-what.


Green for less: Compost happens

One of the best and easiest things you can do for the environment is keep a compost bin, either in your backyard or kitchen. Either method is easy...

Cultivating cash in your garden

With food costs rising and household budgets tightening, home-grown garden solutions are a great way to both save and get a lot of green in 2009....