Alternative Garden Options

Alternative Garden Options

When we think of a traditional garden, we see lines of plants taking up space in a backyard. A large garden might hold tomato plants, a series of lettuce, and other vegetables. Although admirable, not everyone has the space or time for such a patch of land. Today we explore alternative gardening methods that you could try in your own home. 

"What is Permaculture?" with Austin Permaculture Guild's Taelor Monroe

"What is Permaculture?" with Austin Permaculture Guild's Taelor Monroe

You spend hundreds of dollars every growing season on soil, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, seedlings, hoses, and other gardening implements. But what if there was a better, more sustainable way to garden that was light on the planet and your pocketbook? Learn about permaculture!

Interview: Golden Greenery

Interview: Golden Greenery

This month we begin focusing on gardening and horticulture. To kick-off, we interviewed Logan Castagno, a Interior Plant Consultant with Southern Botanical. After her background, we dive into some of her favorite memories and parts about gardening. Logan then shares some inspiration for gardening newbies (in case her life story wasn’t enough!).

Spotlight: Inner Space Caverns

Spotlight: Inner Space Caverns

Texas boasts over 3000 caves, caverns, and sinkholes. If you live in the state, there is likely one near you. Some of the most famous show caves include Natural Bridge Caverns, Longhorn Caverns, the Caves of Sonora, Cascade Caverns, and Devil’s Sinkhole. Here we use photos a particular cave to explore our topic: the Inner Space Caverns, found in Georgetown, Texas.

Home Is Where The Nest Was Made

Home Is Where The Nest Was Made

Without fail, each spring we receive calls and complaints about an animal nest around people causing problems. Most of the time these grievances are noise or poop related, two understandable reasons to grumble! While there isn’t anything we can do to relieve these people, especially if the animal is a protected bird species, it does raise a question:

6 Green New Years Resolutions

6 Green New Years Resolutions

The Earth is constantly changing with its resources being depleted and entire species disappearing forever. Each one of us needs to take back a step an evaluate our relationship with the planet we live on. Are we contributing to the solution or to the problem? Everyone is at different levels of environmental sustainability in their household, but it is never too late to make a start. Here are six, simple ideas of how to be a little more environmentally-conscious this year.