Organic Gardening

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

Grow Your Own Container Gardens

By Ed Smith

Container gardens can exist in just about any spot that gets good sun, such as a patio, deck or balcony. In fact, some say that a container garden is easier to maintain than a conventional garden.

Country Lore: Growing Potatoes in Hay

By LaVonne Nowlin

Growing potatoes in hay can keep them from rotting in heavy clay soil.

Country Lore: Eco-friendly Homemade Seed Starter

By Margaret Comstock

Use toilet paper rolls to make homemade seed starters that disintegrate after you plant them.

America’s Best Tomato Varieties

By Barbara Pleasant

We talked with experts across the country to choose the 20 best tomato varieties. From flavor-filled heirloom tomato varieties to the sturdier hybrid tomato, discover which varieties are among tomato experts’ best kept secrets.


Row Covers: The No-Spray Way to Protect Plants

By Barbara Pleasant

Lightweight fabric row covers are an easy way to protect your crops from insects and critters, and extend the season.

All About Growing Radishes

By Barbara Pleasant

Growing radishes is easy and quick! This guide contains information on different types of radishes and how to plant radishes, plus some suggested radish dishes.

Cooking Brussels Sprouts You'll Love

By Roger Doiron

The secret to loving Brussels sprouts: learn all about growing and cooking Brussels sprouts perfectly so you can enjoy them all winter long.

Swap Seeds This Season

By Tabitha Alterman

Save money and connect with local gardeners by exchanging garden seeds through organized seed swaps.

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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.