We have been trained to think of insects as pests and enemies of our gardens. Thankfully there are a growing number of people who understand just how many of those insects are beneficial and literally work their entire lives shepherding our gardens so their exponentially larger fellow beings can enjoy the fruits of their labors.
Food security and healthy eating are becoming more important. Teaching our children to grow their own food is key to achieving better health and securing the world's food supplies.
By Lydia Noyes
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault now holds more than 1 million species of seeds, and is set to implement upgrades that will better defend the facility against climate change threats.
Fall is the best season for planting many perennial evergreens. Use these fall food forestry tips, steps and tools to plant them now and then “turn them loose” to provide harvests in the years to come.
The warmer conditions inside a hoophouse can bring new challenges we do not face outdoors. One of these for us has been root knot nematodes. Here I describe various organic sustainable approaches we have considered.
Basil entices all who get near her rich green leaves and bold aromatic scent. The leafy herb comes from the mint family and delivers wonderful flavor to so many foods and drinks. Best of all, you can grow organic basil in a pot, and enjoy your own fragrant and abundant yield year-round.
Aquaponics is a revolutionary and alternative way of growing food that maintains both plants and fish in one integrated system — and with no need for soil. These aquaponic basics for a home garden system outlines equipment needs and considerations for choosing plants, a tank and grow media.
The cool seasons have arrived, bringing with them new gardening opportunities. This year, try something different by growing a leafy heirloom garden!
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