White House food garden
Help grow an organic food garden on the White House lawn. Here are some easy ways you can participate.
The White House will launch an open-to-the-public farmers market.
Is having too many gardens a detriment to selling a suburban home?
A travel log of our family's mission to find local food sources on our trip to Puerto Rico.
The hoophouse on our farm is filled with greens all winter long. It’s almost hard to switch gears for summer tomatoes.
Old strains of holiday cactus are easy to grow, but updated varieties rebloom more often and produce bigger, showier blossoms.
Amid mounting concerns over food security and sustainable food systems, the rise of urban gardens and agriculture has been on the rise. Due to a paralleled increase in the numbers of people interested in learning how to garden, programs in urban agriculture at colleges as well as nonprofit urban garden training programs have sprouted up across the country.
In a war on gardens, the City of Orlando has taken issue with the rows of beans, greens, and other vegetables occupying Jason and Jennifer Helvenston's front yard garden. The Helvenstons respond to the City's request they remove their "illegal" garden.
Jason Helvingston of Orlando, Fla., fights for his right to grow food in his front yard garden after the City of Orlando cited him for illegal gardening, pitting food self-sufficiency against city ordinance.
Your attractive food garden could win you $500 and a chance to be featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
From a home built into a cliff to a home built out from laundry soap boxes, these homes prove how fun and satisfying it is to push the conventional edge. It's your house. Create whatever you want.
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
Springtime happiness can be measured by the sweetness of your strawberry patch.
President Obama plans to help earn the White House LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
I cure my spring fever by planting in a hoop house.
A recent poll asked you what percentage of people living in the U.S. you would guess grow food gardens. Most respondents underestimated the actual numbers of households with home gardens, a growing trend.
Describes the process of forming a community garden from the physical and energetic standpoints. The power of teamwork, the joy of accomplishment and the building of a feeling of group unity are described.
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.
As more Americans tighten their belts to save a penny or two, many are finding they can save money by growing food-producing gardens.
Paul Fehribach sees history in food, cooking methods and recipes and he’s planning a Chicago restaurant that will source 100 percent locally and champion the historic foods and recipes of the Great Lakes region.
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will place solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011.
Last October, President Obama filled us all with hope when he announced he would install solar panels on the White House by this spring. The panels haven't materialized, and the White House isn't talking. Call Obama and find out what's up.
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
Summer's here, but the solar panels that President Obama promised to install on the White House this spring aren't. Today the administration announced that it's still working out the details. We'll just have to wait.
Where are we headed, vis a vis our food systems? Can we as individuals make a difference in our food? Yes!
Creating a micro-climate is an essential tool for your survival and homesteading skills. Making the right micro-climate for your plants specific needs will not only help them survive, but thrive as well.
A list of ways we could each show support or teach our friends and family to support the Local Foods Movement
Urban food forests and public gardens provide communities with an edible landscape for everyone to share. These public fruit forests are the new trend in urban agriculture and play an important role as sustainable local food systems in their communities.
Hand-E-Glove, the amazing protective barrier hand lotion, is now the auto mechanic’s best tool. It is applied like ordinary hand lotion but does so much more.
A University of Georgia study finds that common houseplants can remove toxins and improve indoor air quality.
Here is a plan for how to build your own floating cabin, "The Live Aboard Houseboat."
Foodborne pathogens such as E. coli can be spread by uncomposted manure from grain-fed cattle on high-concentraton factory farms. The E. coli outbreak in northern Germany reminds us to look twice at the quality of our manure.
How to make candles you can really light from the peel of Clementine oranges. A wintertime craft...just oil and an orange peel!
Cooking meals on a vacation can be easy. Bring some essential items with you and enjoy homecooking, on vacation.
I noticed, as I walked the FAIR yesterday, a broad section of America.
Winners of the Fabulous Food Garden Contest have been chosen. See who the lucky prize recipients are!
At this time of year, Cam feels a little overwhelmed by the gardening chores ahead of him.
The documentary Urban Roots takes a look at how city farming is transforming the city's vacant lots into community gardens, ultimately changing the community as a whole in the process.
Wintertime for a farmer is full of projects and planning.
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
Learn how to take garlic as medicine — garlic is a potent natural antibiotic and immune-booster.
We now have something to walk on other than dirt!
Have you ever wondered why our food has become so industrialized? Where some of those chemicals that are in almost everything, came from?
Learn how to pinch back basil tops for a particularly bushy plant, then make delicious pesto with your harvest.
New businesses are springing up catering to folks who want their food homegrown, but without the mess of tending to the garden themselves.
These resources will help you learn how to grow food and start a garden.
Volunteers work to start the Sunset Hill Elementary School Garden in Lawrence, Kan.
Expert advice on adding single nutrients, such as Epsom salts, to your garden and house plants.
A first look at the newest vegetable crops in the garden before the CSA harvests begin.
A short list of gift ideas for gardeners.
Des Moines, Iowa, gardeners may soon find themselves in hot water with their City. A local resident recently took front yard veggie growers to task for what the resident feels to be unsightly lawn growth. Beets and berries, it seems, do not have the same aesthetic appeal as a green, freshly-mowed front lawn.
We dipped candles from our hive's beeswax to celebrate winter. Candlemaking is a nice seasonal craft. Here’s how we did it, plus some tips to get you started.
Michelle knows how much work it is to grow strawberries.... and she's happy to be able to buy them at any price!
Cam has a great deal of respect for farmers.
A transplanted Choctaw and Southerner, a grandmother shows her strength and creativity during the Industrial Revolution and shows how one can face and adapt to life’s challenges.
Sauerkraut is an effective and delicious way to store cabbage and add something "fresh" to the winter months
In Kenya, even for middle class families, much of what ends up on the dinner table is grown or raised at home. With food prices rising, more and more Americans are looking towards ways of growing some of what ends up on their table at home. Both in terms of personal health, and the environment, this is a very good trend—it's a food source as local as you can get.
Get a materials list and step-by-step insructions for low tunnel construction for your backyard garden.
The experience of growing one's first garden is a thrill one will never forget.
In her new book, Micro-Green: Tiny Houses in Nature, Mimi Zeiger profiles 36 creative, innovative small dwellings that represent a "new, rich architectural typology." Here are eight great examples to start fueling your fantasies.
Our thoughts on the gluten free, dairy free, soy free desserts from RawCreations.
Spring tasks around the homestead.
In praise of the garden fork.
Allowing children the space to discover the beauty and wonder of plants through tending to their own garden builds character, teaches responsibility, gives insight into the beauty of nature and fosters their connection with where their food comes from.
I separate the fact from the fiction with use of soluble fertilizers.
The community garden in East Harlem, Chenchita's Garden, is beginning to take shape.
You can help support a community garden in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood.
Having little space is not a reason to not be growing your own food. It's just an excuse. I've been apartment gardening since 2009.
You want to start your urban garden from seed this year, but you're not sure where to start because you’ve only started from transplants.
Here are six of my favorite ideas for those of you with small spaces and still want to get your garden on.
Housekeeping tips mined from the second issue of Mother Earth News--published in 1970--are surprisingly relevant today. Use these to make this task--which we all have to do sooner or later--more efficient and enjoyable.