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Low-maintenance Plants for Your Indoor Garden

May 30th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Some people are born with green thumbs, but the rest of us have to make do. Suah Cheong is here to guide you through all the glories of low-maintenance houseplants. These sturdy stalwarts will refresh your home, and are nearly impossible to kill!Read More

Forest Digest — Week of May 22, 2017

May 26th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Goats in trees? Wall sculptures that clean the air? Expect the unexpected in this week’s Forest Digest, as we dive into everything from bold moves by Polish activists to plant studies in Antarctica.Read More

50 Songs for Your Next Hiking Adventure

May 25th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Do you enjoy listening to music while you hike? We have put together a Spotify playlist of new tracks and old classics that's a perfect companion for any trek through the woods!Read More

Baby Oaks: Sequel to The Acorn Experiment

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In April 2015, our VP of Communications, Lea Sloan, decided to see if she could grow acorns in her office. Was she up to the task? Would the oaks survive such an ordeal? Read inside for the update.Read More

The Ent Activist: Why “The Lord of the Rings” Became a Counterculture Icon

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

J.R.R. Tolkien's early childhood experiences and global events during his lifetime played major roles in the creation of "The Lord of the Rings." Learn more about how the book became a symbol of the counterculture movement, especially with regards to the environment, of the '60s and '70s.Read More
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