Organic Gardening

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

Farming the Neighborhood

By Kristi Quillen and K.C. Compton

Transforming lawns to gardens means “plenty” of food and a sense of community in these suburban backyard homesteads.

Grow a Community Garden Project

By Pat Stone

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.

Free Course on Organic Seed Production

By Shelley Stonebrook

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.

Saving Amaryllis for Winter Flowering

By Celeste Longacre

Amaryllis will bloom year after year if you just follow a few easy steps. Read on to learn how.


Growing Winter Lettuce

By Pam Dawling

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.

Preparing Fruit Trees for Winter

By Mary Lou Shaw

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.

Why Growing Your Own Food Matters More Now Than Ever

By Toby Grotz

Energy, history, and politics make learning food production more important than ever.

Operation Aphid: Combating the Garden Pest

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

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.

Crowd at Seven Springs 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.