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Create a Gratitude Tree for Thanksgiving

A Gratitude Tree (also known as a Thankful Tree) offers a great way for you and your family to appreciate the blessings in your lives. We’ve all got lots to be thankful for, but sometimes we forget to take time out of our busy days to simply say “thank you.”

Natural ways to Keep your Dog Healthy

In case you haven’t noticed, Americans are pet crazy. There are almost 90 million dogs and more than 94 million cats living in our homes. According to, a whopping 68 percent of all U.S. households owned pets, and that’s up from 56 percent in 1988. It’s estimated that the average pet owner spends $477 dollars a year just on food treats for their pets. Keeping our pets healthy and happy is…

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Randy Schultz

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Randy Schultz is the Content Editor of He is a Master Gardener and a long-time member of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators. Write to him at


Jessica Ford


Jessica aka Frugal Garden Gal is an avid gardener and garden writer based in Colorado Springs, CO. She has over 10 years in the garden industry, and is a self-described horticulture nerd and plant addict. Jessica shares her eco- and budget-friendly gardening tips at   


Ellen Zachos


Ellen Zachos is the author of seven books including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging, and she co-hosts the Plantrama podcast ( Ellen writes about wild foods at and has created an online course for beginning foragers.

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