On my stopover in Iceland, I thought I was going to the land of sheep and geysers and ice. And while I did find these things, I also found a fascinating example of how nature combined with culture can shape a country. My friend Marisa and I set foot in Iceland on August 4,
If you’ve landed on this page, maybe you’re one of the many people interested in growing their own food. Maybe you’ve even heard of aquaponics—and you’re curious to know how they work, and what plants they can grow. Aquaponics systems combine two types of food cultivation: hydroponics and aquaculture Hydroponics involves growing plants in
Food education should start early and there’s no better place to incorporate it than in the classroom. Every year, Adrienne Sandstedt, a 7th-grade science teacher in Long Beach, CA, takes a group of her students to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Earth Day. Her students set up a booth as part of a celebration
There was a time when all but the most exotic delicacies came from a very tight radius around where our ancestors lived. As the industrial revolution drew people from the countryside into urban areas, food sources began to move further and further away from the home. While there were some resurgences such as the Victory
Every year when Earth Day rolls around, people are encouraged to do something good for the environment: plant a tree, recycle waste, participate in a riverbed cleanup, or just spend some time outside. Earth Day, which is April 22, is a great time to do something nice for the planet and is a great time
Betta fish are one of the most popular kinds of fish that people keep in home aquariums, which isn’t super surprising. They’re charismatic little creatures, with bright colors and ruffle-y fins that are beautiful to look at. Betta fish, whose scientific name is Betta splendens, are native to Thailand, and they also have introduced,
Congratulations, friend! You’re the new proud owner of your very own Organic Mushroom Farm! If this is your first time growing mushrooms, which for me it definitely was, you’re in for quite a treat. It’s amazing how quick these delicious fungi grow, and I want you to feel 100% prepared and supported in your mushroom-growing-journey.