Organic Gardening

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

Recycling in the Garden

By Blythe Pelham

There are a wide variety of ways to recycle, repurpose, reclaim, and reuse items in the garden. Blythe shares several useful tips in this blog about recreating her gourd patch for the season.


The Power of Pulses

By Dan Jason, Salt Spring Seeds

Pulses are tried and true — people in temperate climates have been growing and eating them for more than 10,000 years. Pulses are still the most essential part of the diets of billions of people worldwide. Learn to grow and eat this nutritional powerhouse.


Growing Asparagus from Seed

By Eron Drew, Tierra Garden Organics

It’s a common misconception in the home gardening arena that asparagus is a crop that should never be started from seed. I am not sure when this became the standard dogma, but it is far from the actual truth. Asparagus is a crop that thrives when started from seed and those plants that are derived from home-grown stock tend to be larger and more robust than store-bought crowns. Growing asparagus from seed is a rewarding experience that is easier than you think.


My 2016 Midwest Edible-Garden Plan

By Melodie Metje

For this year's edible garden, I have my standby's I plant every year and new varieties to try. I plant a combination of vegetables, greens, herbs and flowers in my garden. Read on to learn which ones work best in the Midwest.


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7 Ways to Use Grass Clippings

By Emma Raven, Misfit Gardening

7 ways to use cut grass from mowing the lawn in the garden to reduce waste and recycle.


May Day Reflections for the Gardener

By Charlyn Ellis

Take a moment, a day, to enjoy the world.


The Ideal Spot for a Garden

By Celeste Longacre

Want the money-saving and health benefits of a personal garden? Where to put it is the first question to ask. Learn the basics here.


Use Your Chickens as Compost Workers

By Starry Hilder

If you have backyard chickens and you are not using them as composters and you have a garden, you are missing a valuable resource right at your fingertips. There are so many benefits to using your chickens, and it’s such a natural process for composting.




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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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