Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day, but celebrating the planet can be a year-round affair.
From working out your green thumb to making some energy-friendly upgrades around the home, here’s how you can show the planet some love.
From the sidewalk, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board’s administration building at 625 St. Joseph St. seems inconspicuous. But from high…
Tend to your garden with these tips from Dan Gill
If you’re interested in starting a vegetable garden, consider building or buying a raised bed. They’re great for where drainage is poor and are less physically demanding than a traditional bed. Garden writer Dan Gill has tips to get you started here.
If your plants are still recovering from last week’s record-level rainfall, you might be interested in checking out these tips to save your garden from any problems after rainy periods.
Ready for some fresh seasoning for summer cooking? Now is the perfect time to plant basil. In fact, many herbs including thyme, sage, oregano, mint and more are at their most productive over the next two months. Here’s what you should know.
Check out these Earth Day giveaways
Lowe’s is giving out free butterfly garden kits on April 29 as a part of its SpringFest event. Those interested in receiving a garden-to-go kit can register for one online starting a week before the event.
Common Ground Relief and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana are hosting a native tree giveaway. The trees include: live oak, pond cypress, fringe trees, water tupelo and more. Those interested can register online. The trees will be available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.
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Make some earth-friendly upgrades around the house
Not only will LED lights help conserve energy, the bulbs have a much more modern appearance, last longer and are mercury-free, so they won’t hurt the environment. Contributing writer Marni Jameson shares her LED-upgrade experience here.