Organic Gardening

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

Top Crops: North Central Plains and Rockies

By Barbara Pleasant

Thanks to cold weather, plants that can tolerate low temperatures are the top crops in the North Central Plains and Rockies.

Country Lore: Back Porch Elevated Garden

By Bobbie Shafer

Gardeners who aren't so limber anymore will appreciate an elevated garden made of these off-the-ground plant shelves. Originally published as "Country Lore: Gardening on the Back Porch" in the April/May 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Country Lore: Favorite Gardening Tips

By Lori Covington

Get more fun out of your garden with these nine practical gardening tips.

Country Lore: Secure Garden Hose Holder

By Kirk Miller

Hollow areas in bricks or concrete blocks work very well as garden hose holders. Originally published as "Country Lore: Hold Hoses Securely" in the April/May 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Country Lore: Vertical Gardening

By Dag and Dawn Haraldson

Tipi-style cones made from long poles provide an excellent platform for vertical gardening.

All About Growing Swiss Chard

By Barbara Pleasant

Productive, prolific, and tolerant of a fairly wide range of temperatures, you almost can’t go wrong growing Swiss chard.

Cordless Electric Mowers: Mowing Down Pollution

By Ed Smith

Cordless electric mowers are easy to use and work as well as gas mowers.

Home Cabbage Cultivation

By Roger Doiron

Social cachet may not be among them, but cabbage cultivation offers multiple advantages: The plant is productive, nutritious, visually appealing and easy to grow. Originally published as "Count on Cabbage" in the April/May 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.