Illegal Front Yard Vegetable Gardens: Des Moines Considers Home Garden Ban

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.

The Animal Lover's Dilemma: A Quest for Sustainable Farming Techniques

Elizabeth Van Deventer has been on a quest to find the answer to sustainable farming and an ethical diet most of her life. Follow along as she discovers the impacts of producing tea, palm oil and fruit, and how she eventually settles on a lifestyle that is in tune with the earth and all of its creatures.

Biofuel Grasses Spark Criticism

Two grasses under consideration for biofuels in the United States are considered invasive species that may do more harm than good.

Goats: Udders and Hand Milking

Hand milking and the ease of doing so, always lends itself to many questions. I try to answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this post.

Summer Weeding

Weeding in the summer is all about species maintenance

To Industrial Corn, We're Addicted!

Government subsidies to corn growers results in foods that are less expensive then they should be, resulting in people eating more than they normally would.

Statement on Chicken Ordinances

We strongly support keeping a few chickens (hens only) within city limits. Feel free to use this statement if you're working to get an ordinance passed to allow chickens in your city.