Organic Gardening

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

Six Strategies to Optimize your Investment in Farm Conferences or Educational Events

By Lisa Kivirist

Get the most out of the effort you invest to attend farming conferences. Seasoned farmer attendees offer six tips to maximize learning and networking.


Sowing Seeds: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

 

In this installment of garden planner, learn about the best times to begin sowing your seeds and the differences between seed flats and plug trays.


'Bob Steffen's' Hardneck Garlic: Try This Drought- and Flood-Tolerant Giant Variety for Changing Climates

By Pamela Sherman

Floods, drought, ruined harvests--by now many of us have experienced these--and we hear it may get worse. In previous posts we’ve considered paths to resilience through soil health. But the missing piece in every resilient gardener’s toolbox is seed, locally adapted seed, as this story by farmer Betsy Samuelson explains so well


Unique Gardening Tools That are Surprisingly Handy: Plant Sensors, Ergonomic Shovels, and More

By Kayla Matthews

From a digital garden planner to fruit-picker tools and a tumbler-style composter, step up your game this year with seven unique gardening tools that are surprisingly handy.


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Growing Microgreens from Sowing to Harvest

By Benedict VanHeems

Learn how to start growing microgreens, including leafy herbs, salads, turnips, and radishes, and how to keep them healthy till harvest.


Three Myths about Compost Worm Farming

By Liz Beavis, Eight Acres

I tried several methods of composting, and finally I tried a compost worm farm and it was so much easier than I expected, here’s what I’ve learnt.


Tune to the Seasons, Find Adventure, and Other Ways Growing Food Will Cultivate Your Best Self

By Darby Weaver, Life Arises Farm

From new and different things to talk about; growing a garden is a gateway drug to caring about ourselves and our world just a little bit more.


Plants of the Bible: The Original Food Forests

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

Learn the plants from the Bible, including plants from Genesis and Song of Solomon, so you can plant your own oasis garden.



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