17th Day, 17th Way

17.  Use ladybugs for natural pesticide
There is nothing more frustrating than walking out to your garden and discovering that your vegetables look like this.  I instantly want to kill the pests.  They can wipe out a crop in no time.  One of the best defenses is to fight them with other bugs.  Attracting bugs to your yard that feed on these insects is a great alternative to spraying your garden with chemicals.  They will eat your pests but not your vegetables. You can purchase ladybugs to release in your yard after setting up a suitable habitat and then watch your garden flourish.  I'll be sharing a post later today about the benefits of ladybugs and where you can purchase them.  
16.  Avoid the car

15.  Meet a local
14.  Put a brick in your toilet
13.  Don't use paper towels 
12.  Capture household waste water
11.  Air dry your laundry
10.  Avoid plastic-ware
9.  Don't throw anything away
8.  Get off the grid for a day
7.  Put out a bucket or barrel to capture the rain
6.  Limit Energy Consumption
5.  Take reusable sacks to the store - Every store
4.  Use natural dyes for Easter eggs
3.  Buy from a local business
2.  Make a commitment to the challenge.
1.  Clean the air in your home by purchasing house plants to filter the air.





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