Organic Gardening

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

Grow Warm-Weather Plants Year-Round with a Chinese Greenhouse: New Book Shows You How

By Kale Roberts

For those gardeners who wish to grow year-round longtime MOTHER EARTH NEWS Contributing Editor and home-energy expert Dan Chiras has a solution for you: the Chinese greenhouse. Typically earth-banked into a hillside or girded by mounded earth, Chinese greenhouses bring many principles of passive-solar design into the greenhouse in order to grow using 100-percent solar radiation.

'Hastings Prolific': An Heirloom Dent Corn Variety for Gardeners, Part 2

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Which rumors about this hard-to-find corn are true or false? Learn how 'Hastings Prolific' heirloom dent corn really grows.

Growing and Harvesting Sorghum: Raising Cane and Gettin' Juiced

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

Learn to grow sorghum on a small scale. Part 1 will cover growing and harvesting. Part 2 will cover our method of juicing and ideas on marketing.

Natural Landscaping and Harsh Municipal Code Realities

By Blythe Pelham

Our travails continue with the head-on collision of our aesthetics and the Village Council. Read this blog post to discover more about how personal opinion tries to trump Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.


Container Gardening Tips

By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Hostile Valley Living

Limited space? You can still enjoy a bountiful garden!

Troubleshooting Planting the Humble Potato

By Charlyn Ellis

Gardening is, at its heart, an Art and a Mystery, as well as a science. There are things we can know, and control, and things that we cannot. And I am constantly learning the difference. There are always crops which keep me humble, which raise questions of timing, fertilization, and care, which do not come out as I intended. One year it was beans, another year, winter squash. My 'Russian Banana' fingerling potatoes were the crop this year.

How to Win First Prize at the County Fair

By Don Abbott, The Snarky Gardener

Everyone loves a winner. Here are my secrets to receiving those first-place ribbons for homegrown produce at your local county fair.

How to Grow Amazing Salad Microgreens at Your Campsite

By Mary Ann Reese

Take your next camping or hiking trip to a new level by growing microgreens while you are enjoying the great outdoors. Microgreens are a power-packed specialty food increasing in popularity across the globe.

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.