Bumble Bee Music

One odd detail that always intrigues folks attending my pollinator conservation workshops is the fact that bumble bees create an audible middle-C musical note to shake the pollen out of certain flowers. Whether we look to wild plants that sustain wildlife such as songbirds and bears, or the nearly two-thirds of our food crops that require pollinators to exist, we can find similarly fascinating events constantly unfolding.

10 Easy (and Effective) Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is also the perfect time to make a personal pledge to start a new good habit. And most are actually pretty easy to do. Here are ten ways to lessen your impact and make a huge difference.

The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture can Save the Planet

One critical and virtually unknown issue is still missing from today’s conversation about food, and it’s literally under our feet. It’s also a solution to climate change. John W. Roulac, founder and CEO of the superfoods company Nutiva, shares insights into how regenerative organic agriculture can save the planet.

Don’t Toss That! Part III: Kitchen Scraps for House and Body

Making the most of groceries doesn’t have to stop with cooking. Check out some ingenious ways to use kitchen scraps for cleaning, skincare and more.

DIY Seed Starters: Turn Trash into a Garden Treasure

With the season’s egg dyeing and deviled-egg eating, chances are you’re starting to collect a few extra egg cartons around the house. Don’t throw them away!

With a little help from ScrapKins and Whole Kids Foundation™, you can easily turn those cardboard pods into seed starters for your spring garden.

Spring Cleaning with Standards

Phosphates. Phthalates. Chlorine. The government does not require full disclosure of ingredients on cleaning products, so how can you know what’s in those bottles?

12 Ways to Stop Wasting Food

As an adventurous home chef with a love for experimenting with new recipes and new foods, I’ve had to acquire a sharp set of money-saving skills to get the most out of my budget and my pantry. I’m proud when I use what I have in my kitchen in inventive (and tasty) ways, and happy that Whole Foods Market® can help me. Here are my top 12 ways to minimize food waste.

Don't Toss That! Part II: Creative Uses for Everyday Food Scraps

Food waste is a hot topic. Check out these genius strategies for reusing kitchen scraps.

Growing Plants from Kitchen Scraps

Tips for a “Greener” Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration; they’re also a time when North Americans produce more trash than any other time of the year. Here are a few tips to live lighter on the planet this holiday season.

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