Health & Lifestyle

Fight Tension, Boredom with a Container Garden

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle Report. Research shows that growing fruits, vegetables and other plants can make us happier and relieve tension. Working with dirt and plants can be fun. Also, when we garden, we are outside, getting sunshine, fresh air and exercise. Best of all – a garden gives …

Fight Tension, Boredom with a Container Garden Read More »

Regrow Vegetables to Reduce Waste, Save Money

Gardening is a natural way to reuse leftover materials. For example, using leftover plant material to enrich soil, also called composting, is a good way to reuse uneaten food. Growing food from parts of plants not used in cooking also reduces waste and saves money. Instead of throwing away or composting the bottoms or tops …

Regrow Vegetables to Reduce Waste, Save Money Read More »

How to Protect Your Garden from Serious Storms

Summer is a time for gardeners to enjoy the beauty of flowers and the harvesting of fruits and vegetables they have grown. But gardeners also recognize the risks that severe summer storms can bring. In the United States, weather officials are predicting another busy storm season in some areas. This could mean heavy rain, tropical …

How to Protect Your Garden from Serious Storms Read More »

How to Cut Down on Mosquitoes

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. Almost everyone who spends time outdoors has experienced mosquitoes. These bloodsucking insects give itchy bites and can spread disease. Mosquitoes can spread viruses like West Nile, Zika, dengue and malaria. A 2021 report from the World Health Organization estimated that in 2020 there were …

How to Cut Down on Mosquitoes Read More »