This is the time of year best known for the harvest, and my vegetable garden is bursting with all of the proverbial "fruits of my labour." This is also the time of year when I need to start filling the freezer, can and preserve all of the food that I grew for my family to eat.
DIY projects that you need to make this weekend. From the AOL Partner Studio
Urban agriculture won't resolve all food production and distribution problems, but it could help take pressure off rural land while providing other advantages. From balcony, backyard, rooftop, indoor and community gardens to city beehives and chicken coops to larger urban farms and farmers markets, growing and distributing local food in or near cities is a healthy way to help the environment.
According to the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission), a majority of the injuries that happen in the outdoors are related to the tools that we use and the lack of proper gear when we are using them.
Growing a garden is not only easy, it's rewarding too!
I recently had to repair a pathway along the side of my mother-in-laws house. Originally they tried to use large chunks of rock to define the garden bed and to allow for access to the side of the house. Unfortunately, the large chunks of stone all started to break down after a few harsh winters.
Because better soil means bigger plants.
Flowers are only part of the solution.
When I thought my garden plans were too ambitious, I found an iPad app that saved the day.