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Wasted Food Is More Than Waste

March 3, 2020 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

We should all be so lucky as to have too much to eat. At first glance, it may be a blessing, but take a step back and consider the economics of excess bounty. Food waste […]

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Fiddling with Figs

December 17, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Houseplants are seeing a resurgence in home decor, and among the most fashionable greenery to add to one’s living space is the fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata). These plants have recently appeared in the mainstream media […]

Winter Greens

November 5, 2019 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Home, OmahaHome

While bone-chilling temperatures and frozen soil this time of year may have Midwestern gardeners pining for warmer days, they need not sit “dormant” until spring planting season. Winter can be a productive time for greenhouse […]


Jack O’ Lanterns to Cheese

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

As the air begins to chill and the leaves begin to fall, many people here in the Midwest begin to think about pumpkins. In October, people specifically think about the jack-o’-lanterns they will place on […]

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Navigating the River

August 23, 2019 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Missouri River flooding is a disaster for affected property owners. If there is a silver lining, it is that flooding is mostly beneficial to riverine species, including fish and waterfowl. However, rising waters make the […]

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Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

July 18, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine

Omaha-based Arrow Stage Lines is in the business of giving back. With a little over 650 employees and 250 vehicles, Arrow’s success demonstrates that community involvement and charity pay dividends. Arrow COO Luke Busskohl said […]

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Planting Native Gardens for Pollinators

June 21, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Many beautiful homes have beautiful yards, and many beautiful yards have gardens. Breathtaking gardens look natural and maintained. One secret is low-maintenance plant selection. Scott Evans, horticulture program coordinator with the University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension, […]

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Get Razzed with Raspberries

May 30, 2019 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Raspberries are a favorite item at the grocery store for many people. In the wild, they can be found growing in roadside ditches or along tree lines. They are also a favorite plant in the […]


Hand-Pollinated Tomatoes

April 25, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Why wait for the bees? Hand-pollination can help home gardeners take their tomato harvests to the next level with crossbred varieties and bountiful yields.    John Porter, Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator at the University of […]

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Make Your Bed and Plant in It

February 25, 2019 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Preparing a garden bed requires just a little bit of foresight and planning. It is best done in the fall, although many gardeners would rather wait out the cold season and begin preparations in the […]