Organic Gardening

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

'Taters Gone Wild: 2 Bushels and Counting

By Blythe Pelham

The harvest begins. Whatever happened to those wild and crazily overgrown potatoes (written about in a previous post)? Check out the bushels of newly dug potatoes that resulted from that botanical experiment started this spring.


How to Grow, Harvest and Cure Garlic

By Felicia Rose

Since we were in the process of establishing a garden on our northern Utah homestead, we wondered if we could grow garlic ourselves. If the established farmers at the market failed to grow ample bulbs, perhaps the soil or climate forbade it. Still, we decided to try — and we had success growing garlic. Here are our tips for how to grow garlic and all that goes into cultivating a successful harvest.


Maybe Your Brown Thumb is Not as Brown as You Think

By Becca Moore, Simply Quaint Homestead

Years ago, if anyone would have told me I would be playing around in a vegetable garden I would have laughed at them. Not because I was too good or too stuck up to be doing that, but I kind of stink at making things grow. Don’t be so hard on yourself, keep trying, reading and learning. That’s the best way to turn that brown thumb into a green one!


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.


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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.


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.




Crowd at Seven Springs MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

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.

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