Organic Gardening

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

What the Hay: Plant It Anyway!

By Susan Tipton-Fox

We provide some information on what you can do with those unused hay bales.

Beating the Blues and Blight

By Susan Slape-Hoysagk

Signs of spring chase away winter doldrums and remind me vegetable garden planning requires thought to prevent recurring diseases like tomato blight..

Unconventional Gardening Methods: Pros and Cons

By Shelley Stonebrook

With this breakdown of the pros and cons of aquaculture, straw bale gardening, hugelkultur, lasagna gardening, biodynamic gardening, and hydroponics, you can reimagine your backyard space.

Deciding When To Plant

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

You can have the best intentions for your garden this year, but if you put your seeds and transplants in the ground at times outside of their comfort zone, you won’t be successful. Learn how to determine when those comfort zones are for each crop.


Making the Decision to Purchase a Grain Mill

By Carrie Williams Howe

We had been pondering the idea of buying a grain mill for a while when my husband finally bit the bullet and made the purchase for Christmas. Here's why we made the leap and why we chose the model we did.

Alpine Strawberries Have a Sweet History

By Cindy and Stephen Scott

Alpine strawberries have captivated our taste buds for a very long time. They are tiny yet hugely flavorful ancestors of our common strawberry.

Chemical-Free Home Orchards, Part 2, Holistic Sprays

By Mary Lou Shaw

Holistic sprays for fruit trees can give us healthy trees and bountiful fruit without the use of chemicals. This article outlines the why and how of using holistic sprays on your home orchard.

The Gardens of Snarky Acres

By Don Abbott

The Snarky Gardener's gardens are filled with many things, including weeds, perennials, trees, and abundance

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.