There's no contest: Homegrown tomatoes, freshly picked, taste best. Given that, including them in a summer vegetable garden is a no-brainer. The next question is, which one to grow? There are tomatoes for every region.
Want to carve out a space of your own? Author Sally Coulthard suggests heading outside.
The practice of giving daily has changed my life. In 2012, I co-founded The Pollination Project which makes daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.
The sun is shining, birds are singing and it's time for your garden to come back from the winter weather. Your garden needs some help getting back in shape, though, so it's time to get the supplies from the home improvement store, pull out the tools from the shed and get to work.
Could outdoor space make or break a purchase deal? Or make or break a city? As the warm weather approaches, the importance placed on outdoor space in New York City is on the rise. However, at just what cost does the summertime indulgence come?
I stood on the beach and inhaled deeply, reassuring myself that the lingering sweetness in the air was not some kind of olfactory hallucination; but honeysuckle, after all.
Whether you decide to join the mainstream or keep living as a rebel is up to you -- we're just providing the facts.
We've made a list of the seven signs that, if you find them during your stay, are surefire bets that you are, in fact, in an English manor.
It is time for an excursion to the country. On the main street of a tea village called Meijiawu, there are no English words on the signs. I am beginning to breathe. The air smells cleaner. Maybe it is all the Longjing tea leaves.
Last week I assembled a group of nature "do-gooders" at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in Annapolis MD. And I asked them what difference their well-intended actions really make.
All of this history is set in Portugal's Centro region that's barely a one-hour drive from the airport in Lisbon. And yet, it couldn't be more distinct from the capital.
Climate change is a problem with a natural system so no wonder that climate change is generally still viewed as a problem which affects other people but rarely yourself when we live so disconnected from nature.
The Carpet Garden is an exquisite, exotic site, and becomes heavy with scent and bright colors in July. The idea for this otherworldly garden came from one of the carpets at Highgrove.
What's the point of all that tough, dirty garden work if you never get to enjoy the benefits? Maybe, you think, you're just not cut out for gardening. Well, that's where you're wrong.
To grow aromatics, strawberries, or radishes you only need a window and a window box. If you have a balcony, a yard, or, even better, a terrace or a piece of land, you can grow any of the 16,000 marketed varieties of these plants.
For the last several years I've been on a journey toward conscious living, particularly conscious eating and community well-being. This is not an easy endeavor in an urban setting.