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Sustainable Living :: Home Grown Ponics

Sustainable Living :: Home Grown Ponics

Ever since I took my systems engineering students on a tour of the hydroponics lab at EPCOT a few years ago, I have been absolutely fascinated by the idea of sustainable home hydroponics. And as hydroponics evolves, it’s becoming easier than ever to bring home! Hydroponics, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term,…

Forest Bathing :: Wash Yourself in Nature

Forest Bathing :: Wash Yourself in Nature

Forest bathing is a wellness trend that’s erupted lately. It’s based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku {森林浴}, which became part of the national public health program in Japan in 1982, and has been proven to reduce blood pressure and stress hormones, and improve overall health. A Japanese study showed that immune system cells increased…

Container Gardening at the Big Brick House

Container Gardening at the Big Brick House

We have some big ambitions for our landscape design here at the Big Brick House, and we’re trying to get everything planned and approved by the HOA early on so we can actually enjoy it. At the Aloha House, we saved the yard for last and while everything looked great for the new homeowners, we…

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