We Need to Talk about Concrete

Did you know that the environmental impacts of concrete are out of control and that the carbon dioxide produced from the production of concrete are a…

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Protecting Plants in Hot Weather

As our climate warms and the frequency of very hot days increases, the risk of plants being damaged increases too. It’s good to start thinking about…

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Economic Value of Trees

Many people would take it as a given that parks, gardens and trees have their own aesthetic and intrinsic values. However, so often in capitalist…

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Carbon Emissions from Gardening

In a previous article we explored ways that gardeners can lock up carbon in the soil.  Although increasing soil carbon is important, it doesn’t…

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White Cedar- a Shade Tree

There is always something that makes a plant less than perfect but until I discovered the seeds of Melia azedarach were toxic to humans and other…

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