Archive of ‘Things that Suck’ category

Wine Bottle Garden Beds: my experience, thoughts and suggestions

Wine Bottle Garden Beds: my experience, thoughts and suggestions | Sacred Habitats

There is a tremendous amount of repurposing, re-use, and up-cycling these days, some of the ideas are brilliant and some not so good. When I first learned about using empty wine bottles or edging a garden I have to say I thought it ‘might’ be a cool idea, they certainly can look pretty enough. A […] Read more…

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Scotts: Disappointing and Disturbing News

Carolina Wren

This past week I became aware of some shocking news: both the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Scotts Miracle-Gro was proud to announce they were partnering. In their press release on January 18, 2012 stating, The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and ScottsMiracle-Gro are announcing a new partnership to advance NWF’s nationwide Be Out There initiative to […] Read more…

EEEeeewww Bed Bugs! Be Gone!

Bed bugs have become quite an issue. To make matters worse, they are becoming resistant to chemical treatments; for the same reason bacterial infections have become resistant to antibiotics. This is a wake-up call. I believe the only time we should resort to chemical treatments is only after all other methods have failed. This would […] Read more…

Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)

Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB) | Sacred Habitats

Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis was first encountered in two cases in Italy in 2003. Fifteen cases were observed in 2009 in Iran. Twelve cases have been discovered in India in 2011. Totally Drug Resistant, known as TDR, is when a disease is resistant to all prescribed medications. In this case it, TDR-TB, is resistant to […] Read more…

Organic Certification: is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Organic Certification: is it all it’s cracked up to be? | Sacred Habitats

I had been a devoted “certified organic” shopper for 25 years when something struck me while shopping in a well known supermarket in 2003. While selecting broccoli in the produce section I couldn’t help but notice that the appearance of both the conventionally grown and the “certified organic” broccoli looked exactly the same! I picked […] Read more…

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