Organic Gardening

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

Plant Windbreaks for Biodiverse, Multilayered Protection

By Stephanie Montalvo, The Plant More Project

Nature provides the template to protect our homes from wind and water damage. Plant multilayered windbreaks to bring the benefits to your property.

Maintaining a Healthy Compost Pile

By Joseph K. Novara

Maintaining a healthy compost pile, including: communication, components (air, water, food), layering and what not to add to the compost heap. Originally published as "What's in the Heap?" February/March 1997 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Home Composting Made Easy

By Barbara Pleasant

These 10 facts about easy home composting will help you turn organic yard waste and food scraps into garden gold. Originally published as "Compost Made Easy" in the October/November 2006 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Gardening By Dummies: The First Year (2013)


Gardening: If it's possible to do it wrong, I've done it wrong.


Growing Great Garlic and Homestead or Farm Profit

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Growing great garlic can be a profitable endeavor for your farm or homestead and boost your culinary use of this crop that has numerous health benefits.

Growing Grapes Is Easy

By Nan K. Chase

Grapes can grow anywhere, thriving in a variety of climates and soil types. Growing grapes is rewarding, because after a few years they produce abundant fruit and quickly provide architectural interest in the edible landscape. Originally published in July of 2012

Pruning Grapes for Maximum Harvest

By Regina Hitchcock

How you prune your grapes determines how well the plants overwinter as well as produce the following year. Originally published in November of 2019

Fall Garden Cleanup in the Arid Southwest U.S.

By Regina Hitchcock

Raised bed clean-up, tree trimming, and other fall garden chores make for a fun weekend activity in Arizona.

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