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Feb

02

Dec

Why you should mulch leaves, not rake themMulching is great for your wallet (and your back!) Shredded leaves control certain weeds and also provide soil with much-needed winter nutrients.

Why you should mulch leaves, not rake them
Mulching is great for your wallet (and your back!) Shredded leaves control certain weeds and also provide soil with much-needed winter nutrients.

27

Sep

Yes, Vermont has a leaf forecasterIt’s his job to give tourists the best information to plan their fall foliage trips.

Yes, Vermont has a leaf forecaster
It’s his job to give tourists the best information to plan their fall foliage trips.

22

Sep

How climate change could affect fall leavesFall color, on average, arrives later these days, and that delay correlates with warming temperatures. It can also influence important tourism dollars.

How climate change could affect fall leaves
Fall color, on average, arrives later these days, and that delay correlates with warming temperatures. It can also influence important tourism dollars.

05

Aug

Dave Rittinger, a New York artist and designer, developed five Zero Footprint Shirts that could “leave” you wondering just how much greener a shirt could get. The leafy garments are made from just leaves and glue, and Rittinger wove each of them carefully by hand. If you think these shirts are little impractible, you’re right — and Rittinger agrees with you. He says the deisgn is “an exercise in embracing ecological consciousness, illustrating how beautiful and also unpractical extremes can sometimes be.”
14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

Dave Rittinger, a New York artist and designer, developed five Zero Footprint Shirts that could “leave” you wondering just how much greener a shirt could get. The leafy garments are made from just leaves and glue, and Rittinger wove each of them carefully by hand. If you think these shirts are little impractible, you’re right — and Rittinger agrees with you. He says the deisgn is “an exercise in embracing ecological consciousness, illustrating how beautiful and also unpractical extremes can sometimes be.”

14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

04

Dec

Don’t get rid of those leaves — make garden-enriching leaf mold insteadLeaf mold is a form of compost that enhances a garden’s soil structure and water retention.

Don’t get rid of those leaves — make garden-enriching leaf mold instead
Leaf mold is a form of compost that enhances a garden’s soil structure and water retention.

25

Oct

Fall foliage guideWhether you’re a self-proclaimed ‘leaf peeper’ or simply a casual enthusiast looking for some fantastic photo opportunities, here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the season’s splendor.

Fall foliage guide
Whether you’re a self-proclaimed ‘leaf peeper’ or simply a casual enthusiast looking for some fantastic photo opportunities, here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the season’s splendor.

02

Oct

Spotty fall colors expected around the U.S.Droughts are playing a pivotal role in the autumn foliage this year.

Spotty fall colors expected around the U.S.
Droughts are playing a pivotal role in the autumn foliage this year.

12

Nov

MNN’s fall foliage guideIt’s not too late to see autumn’s fantastic colors! Whether you’re a self-proclaimed ‘leaf peeper’ or simply a casual enthusiast looking for some fantastic photo opportunities, here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the season’s splendor.
Photo: codywellons.com

MNN’s fall foliage guide
It’s not too late to see autumn’s fantastic colors! Whether you’re a self-proclaimed ‘leaf peeper’ or simply a casual enthusiast looking for some fantastic photo opportunities, here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the season’s splendor.

Photo: codywellons.com

06

Oct

MNN’s 2011 fall foliage guideAs the temperature drops and autumn sets in, Mother Nature is painting the treetops in vibrant hues of red, orange and gold, and many people are already planning their leaf-viewing vacations. Check out our guide to autumn’s colorful displays and find out the best times and places to view the fall foliage in your area.

MNN’s 2011 fall foliage guide
As the temperature drops and autumn sets in, Mother Nature is painting the treetops in vibrant hues of red, orange and gold, and many people are already planning their leaf-viewing vacations. Check out our guide to autumn’s colorful displays and find out the best times and places to view the fall foliage in your area.