Organic Gardening

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

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.


Hardening Off Plants and Seedlings

By Rebecca Martin

Planting the seedlings you’ve raised carefully indoors is a proud moment. But be sure to acclimatize them to their new outdoor home first, or you’ll risk losing your plants and wasting all that hard work. This is a process known to gardeners as hardening off plants.


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Gardening at High Elevation

By Bruce McElmurray

Growing vegetables at a high elevation can be very challenging. Over the years we have had to be flexible and creative in order to manage a small garden. We grow enough for our needs but not enough to put any vegetables up for future use. This blog post outlines some of the challenges we have faced and how we overcame them.


What is Biodynamic Farming?

By Melodie Metje

I have heard the term "biodynamic" and wondered what was involved. Some consider biodynamic gardening or farming as voodoo science and quackery — or simply a scam. Others feel it is holistic, natural way of gardening leveraging mystical forces. The description I like is defines it as organic permaculture with a spiritual twist.


Off-Grid and Free: Gardening North of the 56th Parallel (with Video)

By Ron Melchiore

A summer update from our wilderness homestead with an emphasis on how we get an early seasonal start to our gardens.


Sow Bugs are Eating My Strawberries!: Natural Pest Control for the Berry Patch

By Susan Slape-Hoysagk

They go by many names, depending on the region: sow bugs, pill bugs, potato bugs, wood lice, and roly-poly bugs. There are actually many different genus of these pests and one of them is terrorizing my garden.




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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