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The presence of grazing animals, such as these cattle in Blanco County, Texas, is required to keep pastures and prairies healthy.
Photo by Laurence Parent
The Brown brothers turned a 6-by-6-foot unused septic tank into a stellar root cellar.
Photo by Garth Brown
Growers work in a raised-bed garden built on a gravel parking lot in Cleveland, a city that has become a stronghold for urban farming.
Photo by Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer/Landov
Prep a profusion of pesto during peak basil season, then freeze it to savor later as a superb pasta sauce.