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DIY Insect Repellent

DIY repellents such as these can be quite effective alternatives to their more toxic counterparts, and use essential oils to fend off mosquitoes, black flies, and more.

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Beneficial Insects and How to Attract Them to Your Garden

Insect allies such as ladybugs, braconid wasps, and lacewings can help control (and even eliminate) pests like aphids, mites, and caterpillars from your garden.

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Spring.

Give me spring. Give me blustery, moorish mornings with ruffled robin feathers and lost umbrellas. Give me birdsong.

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Death Bee

Bees were dying. Everywhere. It seemed unimportant…until you researched it. You realized not only were they important, they were crucial to every benefit we receive from agriculture. Bees were frikkin’ life. A butterfly’s wings might cause a tsunami but a bee’s butt gave us string beans and yams.