Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Dangerous Holiday Plants, Cocktails From Across the Globe, and More

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The Week in DIY: Dangerous Holiday Plants, Cocktails From Across the Globe, and More

Each week, we highlight some of our favorite projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer.

Meet the Creepy-Crawlies that Make Garden Soil Healthy
You might not want to find slime molds, earthworms, or mites in your house — but for a healthy harvest, you absolutely want them (and these other organisms) in your garden.

7 Unexpected, Slightly Gross Protein Sources (Think Wasps and Super Stinky Tofu)
These local delicacies, from Japanese wasps to Columbian ants, are low-impact alternatives to the factory-farmed foods most of the world relies on.

4 Potentially Dangerous Holiday Decorations
Live plants are often more eco-friendly than plastic holiday decorations — but some of the most popular could be putting your health at risk.

How 7 Cultures Unwind: Indigenous Cocktails from Across the Globe
Branch out from bottled beer and mass-market wines with these local cocktails from Mexico, Belgium, Canada, and more.

10 Ways to Use Gourds and Winter Squash
Don’t let a surplus of winter squash go to waste: Use them in these recipes, craft projects, and decor ideas.

Meditation Helps Depression as Much as Drugs
Looking for a chemical-free way to deal with your depression? Try meditation.

5 of the Newest and Craziest Genetically Modified Foods (3 Are Animals)
If you’re trying to stick to all-natural foods, then check out this guide to the newest GMO foods on shelves — including non-browning apples and fast-growing salmon.

Hem Jeans Like a Pro in 5 Easy Steps
Shortening jeans — while keeping the original look — sounds like a job for your tailor, but you can keep your hems from dragging with this simple tutorial.

5 Ways to Green Your Garage
Turn your garage from an energy-sucking storage area to a neat, usable — and efficient — space with these tips.

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