The tale of my family’s barrel composter.
Clear those almost-empty jars out of the fridge in no-time flat.
Soup swaps are a great way to fill your freezer with real food.
A different way to make these old time favorite crocheted dishcloths.
Pot scrubbers are an easy kitchen gift to crochet.
A healthy and great-tasting muffin recipe.
Learn why it is helpful to have a group of fellow homesteaders, then start a group of your own in your local community.
A story of farmers’ markets, local food, and saving the family farm.
Though the rumors that spaghetti squash is a good pasta substitute may seem far-fetched, I’ve found them to be true.
Many sustainable agriculture groups sponsor conferences in the winter. Learn more about these opportunities to continue your learning and broaden your network.
My second visit to the seventh annual Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival.
Seed Savers Exchange members and friends in the southeast region of the U.S. gathered on September 8, 2013 in Louisa, VA. This event was facilitated by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and the Virginia Association for Biological Farming.
Tips for those with “Barnheart.”
A perfectly ripe heirloom tomato is one of the great joys of summer, here are some tips for organizing your own heirloom tomato party.
It doesn’t matter how much you know already, there is always something to learn at the Mother Earth News Fair.
Cover crops protect your soil over the winter and are beneficial for soil building. Learn more about your cover crop options and the time to plant them.
What would you do if the trucks stopped coming to the grocery stores? Find out how a community college class project spurred students to make plans for just such an experience.
Once the frost has finished the warm weather crops, the cool weather crops take center stage for a fall and winter harvest. Learn how to make that happen.
A healthy comfort food!
Ever wondered about the real meaning behind terms like cage free, free range, and pasture raised?
Sharing some of what we have learned about treating Pink Eye naturally, as in our region, this has been an epidemic summer due to all the rain and flies.
“Grow a Sustainable Diet” is an upcoming book (spring, 2014) that helps you plan what to eat and what to grow, feeding you and the Earth while maintaining a small ecological footprint.
Using only honey and water, you can make naturally fermented mead to enjoy at home.
Learn about what goes on at the Heritage Harvest Festival in Virginia and the Mother Earth News Fair in Pennsylvania, both held in September.
Among a slew of other awards for her outstanding writing, Barbara Pleasant has received the 2013 Silver Award of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association for her Gardening Know-How column.
Review of The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast, a new book written by Ira Wallace.
If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.