Wes Jackson, PhD, founder and president of The Land Institute, was born in 1936 on a farm near Topeka, Kan. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kansas Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in botany from the University of Kansas and a PhD in genetics from North Carolina State University.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Linen is a gorgeous natural fabric. It is super comfortable to wear during warm weather months or year-round in temperate climates. The fibers have properties that wick moisture away from your body, which gives the fabric its characteristically cool, airy feeling.
Easy Advice is an online writer from the U.K. with over six years of experience writing DIY home-improvement content.There is nothing more annoying than a split, tear, hole or bulge in vinyl flooring as it seems unrepairable, and the first thought would probably be for most people that the whole thing needs replacing.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. What to do When the Sink is Backed UpIt& 39;s never good to see standing water in your sink and of course, this means you have a clogged drain. So now what? You could always take the dirty dishes or clothes to the neighbor& 39;s house but this will not fix the problem.
After experimenting, I found what I believe is the best method of starting a mango tree from seed. During summertime in Florida, I drive by many of my neighbors’ homes and see their beautiful trees full of ripe mangos ready to pick—and I get a major case of mango tree envy.So I experimented with starting my own trees from seed.
S. Connelly has been an online freelance writer for over four years. His articles often focus on DIY home projects. Buying an IKEA Bed in the U.S.Buying an IKEA bed in the U.S. It will have a few parts, assembly will be necessary, and I think a lot of people do not get all the parts on the first try.
Although Bronwen has only a small garden now, she continues to be interested in gardens, plants, and the bugs that eat them. Plants for ContainersWhether you have a large garden, a tiny one, or even just an indoor windowsill, plants in containers can enhance your home and be a great source of delight.
Dan has been a homeowner for some 40 years and has nearly always done his own repair and improvement tasks. He is a licensed electrician. What Is a Shower Panel?These devices are relatively new on the market, and many people haven& 39;t seen or heard of them. Just what is a shower panel, and what is a retrofit panel in particular?
Elyn lived in China with her family for 30 years, soaking up the history and culture, having fun, and making many friends. What Defines the Style of a Chinese Garden?This photo collage breaks down many of the elements of a Chinese garden. Though not all classical Chinese gardens have these elements, they are all part of what distinguishes Chinese garden design.
It& 39;s summertime- a time to enjoy the great outdoors, go swimming, go hiking and frolic with the kids, right? Well, if you have moths in your house like I did, you may find your time occupied by something entirely different: the war of the moths. That& 39;s right... eradicating these hideous beasts may turn into an all out battle!
I am a former cleaning professional and a long-time homemaker. I have had many years to learn the tricks of the trade. Cleaning Tips From a Professional CleanerYou can clean virtually any house in about four hours a week. I learned this when I had my own residential house-cleaning business. One reason that cleaning other people& 39;s houses is a lot easier than cleaning your own, is that you& 39;re not involved in the mess.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.— Dale CarnegieIt& 39;s odd but true: The people who do the most adventurous living are rebellious kids and dying old people.
Artist, blogger, freelance writer. Experiences include art, DIY, gardening, storm-spotting, caregiving, farming, reading, and kid wranglin& 39;. House Cleaning: New vs. Tried-And-TrueI personally love experimenting with new cleaning products. I am always in search of something that is cheaper, better and easier to use.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Rustic interior design draws its inspiration from natural elements and textures, creating a comfortable, welcoming feeling that envelops you the minute you step in the door.
Rachel worked as a farm manager for 3 years in Pennsylvania. She owned and operated a small farm in Minnesota for 5 years, until 2019.Splitting Fence RailsNow here& 39;s an old skill!People have been splitting fence rails out of logs for hundreds of years, and up until the 19th century in the United States it was necessary for farmers to know how to build their own fences from scratch.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Architectural revival refers to homes that romanticize the visual styles of a former era. Revivalist architecture in America became quite trendy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Robie is a big fan of healthy and natural living and loves gardening, a passion passed on by her grandparents. Starting Seeds IndoorsHerb seedlings can be purchased, but starting your own can be much more economical, especially if you have a big garden. Also, some unusual varieties or less common herbs may not be available as plants.
Catherine is a proponent for responsible stewardship of our natural resources and covers topics of plant life and sustainable living. On the way out to get the morning paper, you stop dead in your tracks and stare open-mouthed at the disturbing sight of your new lawn. What happened? Did vandals roll back and rearrange the sod that was perfect yesterday?
With a master& 39;s in sustainable development, Susette helps Southern California water agencies carry out their water conservation projects.There& 39;s a new technology being developed over the Internet that will delight apartment plant lovers and locavores alike. It can double your plant space and allow you to grow food indoors.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. I was showing a gardening friend around my garden one day when she asked me, “How do you keep your flowers blooming all summer? Mine bloom and then die. What’s your secret?
Sean has been in the industry of gardening and landscaping since 2006. He is also a certified arborist that specializes in plant health. Winter weather brings harsh conditions to trees, especially new ones. Mature trees can usually handle winter conditions, however, due to years of growing resistances or existent genetic cold hardiness.