Five Crops Native to Mexico

Mexican cuisine’s ingredients and flavors run deep. So deep, in fact, that the nation’s cuisine was declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. Indeed, traditional Mexican cooking is a celebration of the ingredients that trace their roots to Mexico’s own land. Before Mexico was named, it formed part of long expanse of land called

How Ants Save Plants: The Superorganism That Acts as Natural Pesticide

When it comes to agricultural pest control, check with nature first. You’ll find surprising biological solutions that can be more strategic than bringing out the big-gun insecticides. While chemical insecticides are indispensable to large-scale farmers, they also have the negative side effect of wiping out other, good-doing insects, such as ants. Ants get a bad

What to Grow in an Awesome Autumn Garden

Summer is nearing its end, but that doesn’t mean gardening has to end as well. As you harvest the fruits (and veggies!) of your labor, this is the time to look forward to what’s ahead for your garden during the fall months. Leafy greens and root crops keep the growing season alive year-round. The trick

Save the Ends! How to Regrow Your Vegetables

Everyone loves the taste and crispness of fresh, organic summer vegetables. Unfortunately, buying organic produce from the supermarket can get pricey—and sometimes, you still don’t know if what you’re getting is actually organic. If you’re afraid you have a black thumb and are unable to grow your own veggies from seed, there is an option:

Freeze These Summer Fruits and Herbs

Summertime means an abundance of succulent, sweet and tangy berries, stone fruits, and herbs. It’s hard to pass up on this produce, but unfortunately, it can be even harder to use all of it before it goes to waste. Instead of tossing out rotten fruit, take advantage of the summer harvest through your freezer. Summer

3 Edible Plants That Grow in the (Almost) Dark

It’s a simple lesson from science class that plants need air, water, light and nutrients to grow. Mexico’s abundance of sunshine is particularly ideal for plenty of sun-loving fruits and vegetables. But there are several edible plants that bend the rules of science a bit, naturally thriving with little or no sunlight. White Asparagus The

5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home Garden

Your garden may be green, but is it eco-friendly? With even a simple flower garden, you may have gardening habits that are negatively impacting the ecosystem in your yard. Apply these tips and you’ll be on your way to benefiting the environment as you care for your home’s green space. Stay Native Perhaps the most

Three Must-See Sites in Mexico You’ve Never Heard Of

Many people have traveled to Mexico, but few have really explored it. America’s next door neighbor to the south has a vast diversity of natural landscapes, cultural heritage, and hidden beach getaways for authenticity-seeking travelers. Beyond the cruise ports of call and all-inclusive resorts, Mexico invites visitors to dig deep. Here are a few ideas