There is no mistaking that 2020 has been one rough year. Nearly every aspect of our lives has been impacted by COVID-19, but really, that’s hardly the half of it. This year has also brought an economic downturn, murder hornets, a crazy election cycle, and monstrous natural disasters most notably tragic wildfires.
From Australia in January to California and the rest of the US Pacific coastal states this summer, wildfires have ravaged communities in both developed human landscapes and in the wild ecosystems we all enjoy. Though many have argued that there is some natural benefit to fires, few are speaking of fires of this size and magnitude. Indeed, many of the fires of 2020 have broken — and broken again — records for size, intensity, and human or ecological damage.
Many communities that are left behind find themselves struggling to pick up the pieces. The majority have goals of building back to what was before, only stronger and more resilient. Of the many considerations that those trying to rebuild must consider, the way wildfires will impact their water quality is one of the most important.
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Advancements in micro-energy production mean that by using one or more of the methods listed in this piece, providing energy for a modern home has never been more achievable. A part of this will involve coupling your own energy production with energy efficient ways of heating your home.
Yet living off the grid requires more than simply providing your own energy. To really embrace off-the-grid living you will need to find your own water supply and produce and store as much food as possible.
Unless you’re planning to be a subsistence farmer, you may want to try using a greenhouse. Greenhouses are an excellent way to produce much needed food all year round. However, growing food is only half the battle. You will also need to store it ready for times of need. This is where your DIY skills could come in handy as the best way to store food could be to simply build your own root cellar.
While it may be unrealistic to use all of these methods. Adopting one or two of them would be a great way of becoming both more self-reliant and more environmentally friendly.
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There’s this unsaid passion for gardening that exists in many people. They just love to have their own flower pots decorating their homes. For them gardening is more like a recreational activity. Sometimes gardening is more than just a passion. It is a way to grow something healthy that you can have for your dinner. But urban homes are different. Some of them just don’t have any backyard to pursue gardening. If you are passionate and, you find no space, you get disappointed.
But there’s nothing to get disappointed about! We have for you a few interesting gardening secrets especially for urban homes. So, what if there is no yard. You can still pursue gardening while having pots arranged beautifully on the window sill or on your kitchen window. The passion is important and there’s a way out. Let’s get you started on some basic urban gardening tips and tricks that can help you fulfil your passion given any season and any place.
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You just need some basic pots, should know what you want to grow and rest is all about. Let’s share some secrets with you that can help you approach gardening while residing in urban homes. You can always have your home grown organic variety in your urban home.
So, here are a few urban gardening tips and tricks for you:
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