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2015 Dirty Dozen List and What You Need to Know

The 2015 Dirty Dozen

Throughout recent years, there has been a movement related to the food we eat. With the more information available that we as consumers have, we continue to grow in our understanding and education that helps us to make healthy food decisions.

Each year, the EWG investigates which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides on them so as consumers, we can make the best decisions about foods we eat. The EWG’s goal is to make your food as transparent as possible. They created a Shoppers Guide to help consumers. Buying organic food is expensive, so knowing which foods are the most contaminated with pesticides might help you as you decide which organic foods to buy.

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Midwest Fall Foliage

13 Best Midwest Fall Foliage Places to Visit

Best Midwest Fall Foliage

With the leaves of fall turning bright yellows, crimson reds, and rustic oranges, it is impossible not to sit back and admire them. Entire forests are ablaze and screaming the beauty of fall.

You might be interested in searching out some of the most magical spots in all the Midwest Region of the U.S., and you might be surprised to find them closer to home then you realized.

Here are thirteen stunning places to visit that allow you to see and experience incredible fall foliage and surround yourself with beauty.

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Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Shopper’s Guide

Organic Fruits & Vegetables

Looking for which vegetables to buy organic?

The EWG Shopper’s Guide has been published for 2015. The EWG Shopper’s Guide informs consumers all across America which fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticides.

The EWG is the Environment Working Group. Every year they produce a shoppers’ guide. This guide is based on laboratory tests conducted by the USDA Pesticide Testing Program and the Food and Drug Administration.

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January Gardening Tips for the Southwest Region

January Gardening Tips for the Southwest Region

What happens if the temperatures dip into the 20s?

The temperatures in the Southwest Region of the U.S. can take a nosedive in January. While it may be chilly outside, there are items to check off your gardening list of things to do this month. The following gardening tips and tricks will help you to get your landscape off to the right start.

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Top 10 Most Visited Gardening Articles in 2014

Top 10 Most Visited Articles in 2014

Happy New Year everyone! The year 2015 is finally here and before we start looking ahead, we wanted to take a moment to look back and reflect. We want you to know how much we appreciate all you support. We also wanted to check what our most visited articles were in 2014. This way, we can create more articles that you might find helpful. To that end, here are our top most visited articles in 2014 according to Google Analytics.

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All-America Selections Announces 2015 National Vegetable Winners

All-America Selections Announces 2015 National Vegetable Winners

All-America Selections has done it again. They have announced their 2015 national vegetable winners. This year, 8 different vegetables made the list. Each vegetable offers something special.

All-America Selections is a non-profit organization that tests new varieties and only chooses the best for their winners. According to their website, here are the qualities that make a winner,

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December Gardening Tips for the Southwest

December Gardening Tips for the Southwest

Should you continue to water your lawn as winter approaches this month?

Does living in a higher elevation affect how often you should water landscape plantings?

The holiday season is here, but it’s not time to put your garden tools away. Here is a list of gardening tips for the month of December for the Southwest Region on the U.S. to help find the answers to your gardening questions.

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5 Ways to Save On Landscaping Costs

5 Ways to Save On Landscaping Costs

Do you need inspiration on how to design your landscape on a budget?

Landscaping can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if this is your first time. You may find yourself asking questions like, how much should I spend? What are the best ways to save money? Is there a way to reduce my energy costs?

This article will provide those answers for you and more. We have put together a list of 5 ways that you can save on landscaping.

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