Organic Gardening

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

Women Farmers Connect, Share and Grow

By Lisa Kivirist

The strength of the sustainable and organic agriculture movement deepens and widens through the support of fellow women farmers. Create a local women farmer or homesteader network in your community to build a more vibrant local economy.


The Market Gardener: A Successful Growers Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

A step-by-step guide that lays out practical know-how, Fortier has done his due diligence to learn from those who have innovated in the past and compiled successful strategies into one small successful farm. In a time of “feel good stories” that may or may not be financially solvent, Fortier simply hands over to the reader the blueprints to confidently launch and run a small-scale market garden.


Slug Wars: Slug Control for Organic Gardens

By Susan Slape-Hoysagk

Slugs can do a good amount of damage in the garden and quickly! Here are different methods to combat them in ways that are safe for you, your family, and the environment.


Transforming Precambrian-Shield Soil into Rich Garden Loam

By Ron Melchiore

Being above the 56th parallel, we are in Zone 0, the harshest zone per Ag Canada. We're faced with a short, fickle growing season where frost can occur at any time during the summer months. We were faced with the daunting task of improving the poor boreal forest soil. Here is how we transformed the shallow, poor soils of the Precambrian Shield of our wilderness homestead into a rich garden loam.


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Documentary ‘Seed: The Untold Story’

By Shelley Stonebrook

Filmmakers Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz have released a new documentary about the loss of global seed diversity and what we can do about it.


Edible-Garden Planner: July 2016

By Melodie Metje

Overview of July's garden harvests, preserving the harvest, and garden care.


6 Ways to Recycle Plastic Plant Pots

By Rebecca Martin

Don’t just throw away those plastic pots your plants came in! Here are our six favorite ways to reuse and recycle plant pots.


Conducting Experiments in the Garden

By Rachel Stutts

Although you may hear the term "master gardener", there is no one right way to grow your garden. For all gardeners out there, the surefire way to learn how to garden is by conducting experiments — by setting a hypothesis, testing it, and recording your results in a gardening journal.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

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.

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