I've also read about a new type of insulative exterior paint developed by NASA that takes ordinary paint up to an insulation value of R9. It's a powder that you can add to your favorite paint or buy it premixed. Whether it works or not, I don't know.
Leah Sattler wrote:
I would love to know more about that! do you have any links?
You could grow Burdock. If you aren't afraid to grow and eat a 'weed'. The young roots can be sliced and stir fried, or boiled like potatoes and are high in vitamins and nutrients. .
Brenda Groth wrote:
In all the areas around my house I have planted mixed beds..a combination of dwarf trees, vines, climbing roses, tall med and short perennials..and shrubs....
this is all within the 10 feet around the house on all 4 sides..i have gardens that go out about 150 in front and about 250 feet in back..as well..but this is just around the house