Sustainable Living

Kindness to wildlife can pay off in the garden

Kindness to wildlife can pay off in the garden

“You can steer your way around a lot of the usual wildlife-property owner confrontations,” said Robert Pierce, an extension fisheries and wildlife specialist with the University of Missouri.

Garlic chives: ornamental, tasty, sometimes weedy

Garlic chives: ornamental, tasty, sometimes weedy

Garlic chives come from a good enough family, the onion family.

PERRY: Aurora's Plains Conservation Center gives farm-to-table cuisine a kick in the grass

PERRY: Aurora’s Plains Conservation Center gives farm-to-table cuisine a kick in the grass

Much of Denver is unaware that asphalt and concrete are not native ground covers, and that when Europeans moved into the area almost 200 years ago, there were fewer native trees along the Front Range grasslands than there were native people

Record drought saps California honey production

Record drought saps California honey production

“Our honey crop is severely impacted by the drought, and it does impact our bottom line as a business,” said Gene Brandi, a beekeeper in Los Banos, a farming town in California’s Central Valley.

GMO labels cleared to be on Colorado ballot

Secretary of State Scott Gessler said Wednesday that backers of the proposal have collected enough valid signatures to place Proposition 105 on November’s ballot.

New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards

New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards

“Whether you prefer red, green or Christmas (a mix of both), you want to know that your chile was grown in New Mexico by farmers with generations of experience, in rich soil and the kind of intense sunlight that makes this flavorful food,” she said.

WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk

“When you get to a certain point of how vocal and strongly a consumer feels about it, we felt it was time to make a change,” she said.

Summer veggies were just the first round

Summer veggies were just the first round

Growing fall vegetables is like having another whole growing season in the garden.

Decision could boost use of popular weed killer 

Decision could boost use of popular weed killer 

Critics say more study is needed on the effects of the herbicide and they are concerned it could endanger public health.

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

“Follow the harvest and work with whatever is ripening,” said Nan Chase, who with DeNeice Guest wrote the new “Drink the Harvest” (Storey Publishing).