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Composting: The ultimate way to recycle

Composting turns nonmeat, nonfat kitchen scraps and clean yard waste into rich, nutritions garden additive. (Credit: Getty Images) Stop: Don't toss out those nonmeat kitchen scraps. By following the...

10 kitchen garden tips for better yields

Photo by Rick Wetherbee Kitchen gardens are sprouting up more and more as folks take the farm-to-table practice into their backyards — and now's the time of year when the first signs of spring have many...

Backyard conservationist

Photo by Chip Gross It's easy to find Joe Bodis's property in Huron County, a few miles southeast of New London, Ohio. Just look for the house surrounded by "weeds." In actuality, those "weeds" are a...

Buzzards, bears, and big bad wolves

Photo by Chip Gross Ohio, the Buckeye State, was admitted to the Union in 1803, but even 15 years later it remained a very wild place — too wild, in the opinions of some settlers, and they determined to...

Fish out of water: Ripple Rock Fish Farms

Traci Bell and her husband, Craig, moved from Los Angeles to Muskingum County, where they decided to raise fish. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) Along a narrow road that snakes through the woodsy hills north of...

History by the pint

The staff at Carillon Brewing Company put as much into the authentic period look of the brewery as into the period production methods they use. (Photo courtesy Dayton History) When people patronize...

The Vote: Ohio’s Edmund G. Ross

Edmund G. Ross (Credit: National Archives) The year 1868 was one of turmoil and uncertainty in this country, when the very Union itself was in crisis. One man's act of valor — not on a battlefield, but...

A driverless future

It's a matter of when - not if - self-driving cars become commonplace on American roads. (Credit: Getty Images) In a few years, you may be able to spend your morning commute reading a book, checking...

Long and short of it: Winter’s visitors from the north

The "ears" that give the long-eared owl its name are not ears at all, but tufts of feathers that help its camouflage. (Photo by Chip Gross) Each winter, Ohio is invaded by mysterious aliens that sail south...

Ohio Icon: Krohn Conservatory

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati (Photo by Gary Kessler) Location: Cincinnati's Eden Park, a hilltop oasis that's also home to the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Presidents' Grove of trees honoring U.S. chief...