Organic Gardening

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

Get Free Plant Information Online

By Aubrey Vaughn

One of the world’s largest collections of botanical and horticultural databases, Plant Information Online, has recently made their extensive resources available for free.


Easy Plant Propagation

By Barbara Pleasant

Anyone can be a plant propagator with these easy, traditional and low-tech plant propagation techniques.


All About Growing Lettuce

By Barbara Pleasant

Learn the ins and outs of growing lettuce, including Loose-leaf, Butterhead, Romaine and Crisphead varieties. All types of lettuce grow best in cool weather, so plan to add it to your garden in spring or fall.


‘Abraham Lincoln’ Tomatoes

By William Woys Weaver

‘Abraham Lincoln’ tomatoes are large, meaty, flavorful heirloom tomatoes. There are many exceptional heirloom tomatoes, but ‘Abraham Lincoln’ consistently produces huge crops of extra large, meaty fruit.


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An Instant Garden for Anyone

By Lee Reich

Hate to wait? Start a new garden with this instant garden plan and reap the benefits faster.


Country Lore: Metal Scrubbers Work as Slug Repellent

By Sue Finnis

The sharp metal edges of kitchen scrubbers act as a slug repellent in your garden.


Country Lore: Combat Crows with Corn Whiskey

By William Woys Weaver

The 1864 Farmer’s Almanac encourages farmers to discourage crows by providing them with whiskey-soaked corn.


Build Better Garden Soil With Free Organic Fertilizers!

By Cheryl Long and Barbara Pleasant

Avoid high fertilizer costs — here are your best organic fertilizers, including two that you won’t even have to pay for! Build better garden soil using organic fertilizers found in your very own backyard.




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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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