6 Reasons to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and there’s no better time to start redeeming it than today.

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How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms at Home (and Get Plenty of Flavor and Protein for Free)

You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner.

It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using sawdust or spent coffee grounds as the growing medium. Mushrooms appreciate the nitrogen in coffee grounds, and the coffee-making hot water treatment clears grounds of mold or microorganisms that might compete with your fungi as they get their mycelium running.

Some Japanese researchers are treating cancer patients with a compound derived from mushrooms.

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Many homes in a hillside subdivision
09/24/2019
With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and... read more
oyster mushrooms growing on tree in woods
01/09/2015
You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using... read more
Many homes in a hillside subdivision
09/24/2019
With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and... read more
oyster mushrooms growing on tree in woods
01/09/2015
You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using... read more