Organic Gardening

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

Flax to Linen: Flowering to Rippling

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Going from planting seeds to making clothes with the fiber you’ve grown can be esciting. Learn about how to do that with flax that will be on its way to linen cloth. For the best flax fiber to spin into linen, you need to harvest at the right time.

Get Your Pots Out!

By Susan Slape-Hoysagk

Organic gardening can be for everyone, including those with disabilities.

Planting Tomatoes

By Celeste Longacre

Want tips for growing fabulous tomatoes and avoiding the blight? Read on...

Experimentation with Hugelkulture

By Sean Mitzel

On the surface it makes sense that hugelkulture would provide many benefits including: increased microbial activity, low maintenance, decreased water requirements, increased planting surface area, nutrient release from rotting wood, turns a waste product into an asset and increased soil temperatures from some composting action. However, we wanted to test it and be able to see those positive results for ourselves.


Adaptive Gardening Makes Growing Accessible To All

By Paul Wood

Adaptive gardening "adapts" physical gardens and tools so anyone - even people with mobility limitations - can grow organic fruits, vegetables and flowers.

The Cotton Project

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

: If you grow more than one cotton variety at a time in your garden, most likely they will cross, meaning the seeds you save may grow out to produce a different colored fiber than you had in mind. With my Cotton Project I explored what would happen when the seeds from green and brown cotton from cross-pollinated plants were grown out.

Growing Lettuce Year Round: Succession Planting for a Continuous Supply

By Pam Dawling

Seven tips to scheduling lettuce plantings so that you have neither gluts nor gaps in your supply, and can extend the popular lettuce seasons of fall and spring. Depending on your climate and if you have a hoophouse or greenhouse for protected growing, you might get these seasons to meet so that you have a continuous supply of salads all year.

Growing Cannabis in Raised Garden Beds

By Bryan Traficante, Garden In Minutes

As public perception of marijuana across the U.S. has softened, growing the plant for personal use is now becoming a legal reality. However, online information about growing the plant is often found in open forums leading to advice that can be anecdotal or contradictory. So, we put curiosity and confusion to rest and spoke to a Marijuana Growing Consultant from Seattle about growing the plant out in the open, in a raised garden! His professional insight and recommendations were collected and put into this guide.

Crowd at Seven Springs 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.