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Heat pumps bring comfort in both hot and cold weather

A heat pump is a more climate-friendly way to heat and cool your home and can also improve indoor air quality.

Community Fruit Rescue helps reduce waste and get healthy food to people in need.

Since Community Fruit Rescue’s inception in 2014, harvest volunteers have rescued more than 70,000 pounds of fruit.

Feature Home: Open to Change

A thoughtful remodel gives an Erie ranch home more space, storage and light without adding any square footage.

Night Gardens

Grow your own night garden with flowers that bloom or release their fragrance after the sun sets. Plant list compiled with input from Harlequin's Gardens.

Cooking with Gas?

Gas stoves may be harmful to your health. The good news? Alternatives are a lot better than they used to be.

Breathe Easy

If it’s a smoky day, take as many of these steps as possible to preserve your health and breathe easier while indoors.

Lightening the Load

Copper Labs uses real-time energy data to help utilities and their customers shift non-essential energy use to off-peak times.

Where To Go: Summer 2022

Summer brings longer days, meaning more time to get out and visit area gardens, learn something new and explore all that BoCo has to offer.

Love It and Leave It: Self-Watering Containers

In hot, dry climates like Colorado’s, where back yards bake in the high heat and abundant sun, self-watering planters are an answer to gardeners’ prayers. By Lisa Muschinski   Colorado is tough on outdoor container plants. They dry up before you can get around to watering them, and they often need water multiple times a […]

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Beneficial Bokashi

Fermenting your kitchen scraps before composting them can prevent waste, sequester carbon and give your garden a boost.

Create a Summer Haven

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a fresh breeze and sipping a cool drink while lounging on your deck or patio. But the Colorado sun is intense, and shelter of some sort is often mandatory.

Pet Pads: Home Design for Pets

It’s no secret that Boulder County pet guardians consider their dogs and cats family—and they’re doing everything they can to create perfect pet-pampering properties. By Sara Bruskin   Boulder County residents are going way beyond doggie doors and cat flaps in their quests to make their homes as fun and pet-friendly as they can be. […]

Feature Garden: Retention Song

Artful landscaping makes a rebuilt property in Boulder’s Newlands neighborhood look like it’s always been there.

True Colors

Three BoCo creatives discuss how working with natural pigments gives their work brilliance and sustainability they could never get from synthetics.

Hügelkultur: Mounds of Potential

Not only is “Hügelkultur” fantastically fun to say, it’s the name of a permaculture technique that’s gaining popularity among eco-conscious gardeners.

Growing for Community Good

We are fortunate in Boulder County to have dozens of nonprofits working to help increase our access to fresh, healthy, affordable food.

Bountiful Bridal Bouquets

Local experts weigh in on the top trends in wedding flowers, with tips on which varieties can withstand the test of time.

Create crisp, clean borders in your garden with these edging options

Determining what type of edging to put in your landscaping can be more than a matter of optimal function.

Serene Soaks

Creating a private spa space you’ll never want to leave By Heather Shoning   It’s been long week—oh, who are we trying to kid; it’s been a long two years! There’s work, laundry piling up, grocery shopping, kids, pets, dinner to make. The list goes on. Now imagine having a special spot to relax at […]

Winter Warmth and Comfort: Bread Baking

Bread-baking at home has enjoyed a renaissance of late, sparked by quarantine and continuing long after. Those who finally gave it a go realized that it’s not a chore but an enjoyable activity that yields tasty results.

Meet Artist Blaise Simonelli

In the beginning, Blaise Simonelli painted landscapes and animals from photographs until she stumbled upon something new. “I experimented with abstract, where my true passion resides.”

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