Organic Gardening

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

Move Over Spinach, Native Miner’s Lettuce is Here

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

Miner’s lettuce is easy to grow, tastes great and is adapted to our region of Northern California.

Grow Your Own Miniature Fruit Trees

By Mary Lou Shaw

Even if you live where the winters are cold, you can grow fresh citrus of your own with miniature fruit trees.

Transplanting Seedlings: How to do it Correctly

By Bryan Traficante, Garden In Minutes

Starting seedlings indoors and then transplanting them outside gives you a jump-start on your growing seasons. It can be a tricky process though and plants can die. Here's how to do it correctly.

Using Open Flats (Seed Trays) to Grow Sturdy Seedlings Easily

By Pam Dawling

How to make reusable wood flats (seed trays) for seedlings, and use them to grow sturdy vegetable starts to transplant into your garden. This is a way to avoid contributing to the problem of agricultural plastic trash and be self-reliant in gardening equipment. You can also grow stronger plants by giving them a larger compost volume than plug flats or cell packs provide.


Don't Waste Old Produce: Plant Your Compost!

By Tammy Taylor, Taylor-Made Homestead

The next time you sigh with regret at seeing your fresh produce has gone too far to consume, think outside the box. Can it be planted instead of composted? If so, go ahead. Plant Your Compost!

Planting Food Near Native Oaks: Pairing Forest Ecology with Edible Gardening

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

Planting perennial food near native oaks is possible with the right plants and methods.

Beginning Your Medicinal Herb Garden: Part I

By Sean and Monica Mitzel

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what herbs would I recommend for a small medicinal herb garden or for someone just starting out so they don’t get overwhelmed. So that’s what I’m going to cover today.

5 Essential Wood Chipper Safety Tips

By Bryan Johnson, DR Power Equipment

If you use a wood chipper around your property, then you know what powerful machines they are. For cleaning up brush piles and making valuable wood chip mulch, using a wood chipper is often the easiest and most effective method. But with great power comes great responsibility.

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.