Transforming lawns to gardens means “plenty” of food and a sense of community in these suburban backyard homesteads.
With ingenuity, creativity, and a touch of grit, this small North Carolina town cultivated a community garden project to produce healthy food for neighbors in need.
Current and future organic seed growers can take a free online course offered through the Organic Seed Alliance and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture.
Amaryllis will bloom year after year if you just follow a few easy steps. Read on to learn how.
To harvest good lettuce in winter, choose suitable cold-hardy lettuce varieties and pay attention to sowing dates. Winter lettuce can be grown outdoors under row cover (in Zones 7 or warmer), in cold frames, in an unheated greenhouse, or in a hoop house. Baby lettuce mix and leaf lettuce varieties both work well.
Taking time to prepare your fruit trees for winter helps to insure healthy trees for the following year. The three steps of mulching the ground around fruit trees, protecting their trunks and removing all dead fruit boosts the trees' natural immunity from disease and results in successful harvests the following season.
Energy, history, and politics make learning food production more important than ever.
The aphid. The name hardly conjures images of destruction, but that’s exactly what these little pests do best. Luckily, reducing and eliminating aphid populations is manageable and can be done quickly and inexpensively with products found around the house.
With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.LEARN MORE