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Going green starts at home, and gardening can be a great way to be a bit more sustainable, help the environment but also grow your own beautiful flowers or fresh vegetables. From guerrilla gardening to great plant stories and planting tips and tricks, here are some ways to make your home a more amazing and eco-friendly place.

Up To Our Ears: 7 Amazing Artistic Corn Mazes

I see your Japanese rice field murals and raise the bar with 7 artistic American corn mazes; proof that while rice may be nice, maize can be amazing!

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Poisonberry: The 8 Most Contaminated Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and vegetables recommended for healthy diets might not be all they're cracked up to be due to the plethora of pesticides used to grow these foods.

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Another Vine Mess: 8 Awful Ways To Enjoy Tomatoes

Tomatoes were once thought to be poisonous, isn't that weird? Not at all, if these 8 awful ways to “enjoy” this famously infamous red fruit are any indication.

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Gulp! 8 Common Fruits, Nuts & Veggies That Could Kill You

Fresh fruits & veggies are part and parcel of a healthy lifestyle, right? Right... though deadly danger lurks within these 8 delicious everyday foods.

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Micro-Dorms: Tiny Houses Popular on College Campuses

Could inexpensive, eco-friendly tiny houses made of locally sourced materials be better for students than standard dorms?

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Fab Tree Hab: Living, Ecosystem-Integrated Dwellings

This prefab building concept integrates human dwellings with nature by grafting living trees into them.

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Bend Bag & Begone: 7 Amazing Dog Poop Disposals

You've stooped, scooped and bagged Fido's poop... now what? These 7 dog doo disposal bins beautifully complete the chain of responsible pet waste disposal.

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Cagey Kitty: 7 Safe & Secure Outdoor Cat Enclosures

Indoor cats, outdoor cats... why not both? These 7 safe & secure outdoor cat enclosures give you and your feline friends the best of both worlds.

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Plant Your Urban Farm in a Perfect Grid with NourishMat

Gardening doesn't get much easier than this. Nourishmat is a roll-out planting system with pre-cut planting holes in a grid, and works with seed balls.

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Real Life Flintstones House Made of Rocks in Portugal

This highly unusual Flintstones-inspired house in Portugal is made from two massive boulders.

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Micro Apartments: 15 Inspirational Tiny Spaces

If you think you couldn't live in a tiny apartment, check out these cleverly designed shoebox flats all over the world, which fit lots of function.

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Sweet Juices! The World's 7 Most Amazing Oranges

Oranges have grown to be the world's most cultivated tree fruit and these 7 amazing orange varieties boast a tasteful heritage dating back almost 5,000 years.

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Shed Inspiration: 12 Recycled, Reclaimed & Eco-Friendly Structures

Building your own DIY shed from recycled, reclaimed or natural materials is a more eco-friendly way to go, and the result is bound to be a lot cooler.

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Green Home of the Future: 12 Revolutionary Domestic Inventions

The eco home of the future will feature low-water washers, integrated healthy cooking systems and many more resource-saving, convenient appliances & gadgets.

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InSite: Solar Powered Home Made from Local Materials

Students at Middlebury College designed InSite, an affordable solar-powered home made of local materials, featuring a green roof and a smart design.

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