Organic Gardening

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

2015 Seed Savers Exchange Conference Coincides with Organization’s 40th Anniversary

By Shelley Stonebrook

Camp out with the Seed Savers Exchange this July in Iowa, and celebrate four decades of stewardship for seeds and seed-saving education.

Water Plants With Used Aquarium Water

By Sheryl Normandeau

Aquarium wastewater makes fantastic, nitrogen-rich plant food.

Landscaping With Logs for a Whimsical Garden Design

By Craig Braunschweig

Incorporate log rounds into your garden design for an earth-inspired touch. Landscaping with logs is easy, not to mention free!

The Many Uses for 5-Gallon Buckets

By Sarah Langlois

You can often procure free frosting buckets from your local grocery store’s bakery department and use them for a wide variety of things.


Mulching With Newspapers

By John Ludy

You can find paper for mulching at your local public library.

What Happened to the Essential Nutrients in Our Food?

By Courtney White

Everyone needs vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and others to stay strong and healthy. Find out why these essential nutrients have decreased in our food and how we can get them back.

Organic Seed Companies Seek GE Classification for F1 Hybrid Seeds

By Donald Sutherland

Organic seed advocates are pressuring the USDA to classify F1 hybrid seeds as genetically engineered.

Mulching With Cardboard Just Got Easier

By Belea Keeney

Not all cardboard boxes are built the same. Learn which boxes are best at suppressing weeds and killing grass.

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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.