Organic Gardening

Learn how to use natural, organic gardening methods to grow the freshest food in your own garden.

Hugelkultur: A Permaculture Plan for Shiitake Mushroom 'Waste'

By Susan Tipton-Fox, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms/Micro Dairy

Use what you have available to build a more sustainable, no-dig garden bed that needs less water. Hugelkultur beds can be just that — raised beds. The more traditional type/size will be from 3-5 feet tall, tapering at top (in a mound) and can be as wide as you want or as narrow.


Ready to Try Polyculture for Diversified Crop Production? ‘Practical Permaculture’ Book Will Get You Started

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

For farmers who have heard the term “permaculture” and are curious as to just what it means, out comes a new book from Timber Press. Practical Permaculture offers vivid ways to diversify the number of crops growing in a given area.


Ultra-Local Clothing: Making a Homegrown, Handspun, Naturally Dyed Cotton Shirt

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Imagine growing your own clothes! It can be done. Check out Cindy’s homegrown, handspun, handwoven, naturally colored cotton shirt. Your fibershed can be in your own backyard.


6 Ways to Grow Food Year Round in Any Climate

By Destiny Hagest, Permies.com

Sometimes our geography fights us when it comes to producing an abundant, year-round harvest. With a little ingenuity, though, we can set up sustainable, simple systems that allow for year-round food harvest, even in cold climates.


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Indoor Herbs are Better Than Houseplants

By Stephen and Cindy Scott, Terroir Seeds

Herbs work harder than your ordinary houseplant. They bring fragrance to the room, flavor to the food and can grow year-round. Here's 8 easy growing herbs and how to get started!


Dealing With Groundhogs in the Garden

By Don Abbott

Groundhogs pose an unique challenge for any gardener. Here are some of the ways I've dealt with these vegetable-munching menaces.


Seed Libraries and the Law

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Seed libraries came to the attention of some state departments of agriculture in 2014, thinking seed sharing programs fell under their control. In July 2016, the American Association of Seed Control Officials adopted an amendment that exempts seed libraries from state seed laws. Learn about what that means for your seed share program.


10 Tasks For Your Winter Garden

By Emma Raven, Misfit Gardening

There are still plenty of tasks you can accomplish in the garden to get ready for the next growing season. Find out 10 things you can be doing in the garden over winter.




Crowd at Seven Springs MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Sept. 15-17, 2017
Seven Springs, PA.

With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.

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