Boost your cannabis garden with companion plants. Image by Prostock-studio This National Gardening Month, start or elevate a cannabis garden and nurture it with the right companion plants. Companion plants, according to The Spruce, are plants that grow beside each other in the same garden for each others’ mutual benefit. “That could be as simple as growing … [Read more...] about 10 Cannabis-Friendly Companion Plants
Research Finds Fungi Help Ease Climate Change and Benefit the Environment
Poisonous red and white fly-agaric mushroom in Autumn. Photo Credit: Elegant01 via Envato Elements. Scientists have determined that fungi species are essential to the survival of our planet — and they may even be crucial in combating climate change. Fungi are a group of eukaryotic organisms that include mushrooms, yeasts, mildews, and other … [Read more...] about Research Finds Fungi Help Ease Climate Change and Benefit the Environment
Hemp Protein: the Next Meat Substitute?
Will hemp burgers be on menus in the near future? Photo credit: Hempfoods.com. Consumers are hungry for protein alternatives. In fact, studies show that demand for plant-based meat is one the rise, in part due to shifting consumer behavior, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on meat sales. One company is well on its way to creating alternative forms of protein … [Read more...] about Hemp Protein: the Next Meat Substitute?
Plant Sentience: A Controversial History
Are plants sentient? Graphic: Ryan Kamber. Sound is an immensely important part of the human experience. We’re taught about the five senses at an early age, and our ability to hear is among the most valuable. Another big factoid we learn at a young age is that plants, much like everything else in the animal kingdom, are living things. A few weeks ago we did a profile on … [Read more...] about Plant Sentience: A Controversial History
Planting Justice: Helping End the Cycle of Incarceration Through Agriculture
Pictured above: Diane Williams, coordinator of Planting Justice's volunteer and Holistic Re-Entry Program. Photo credit: Planting Justice. America comprises 4% of the total world population. Yet the U.S. has more than 20% of the world's total incarcerated population, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. That means that American incarcerates one out of every five … [Read more...] about Planting Justice: Helping End the Cycle of Incarceration Through Agriculture