Organic Gardening

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

Children Growing Their Own Food: Why Children Need To Learn This Important Skill

By Marc Thoma

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.

1 Million Crops in Svalbard

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.

Easy DIY Food Forest Fall Planting Guide

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

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.

Managing Nematodes in the Hoophouse

By Pam Dawling

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.


How to Grow Organic Basil in a Pot

By Andrew Dang, Simply Home Tips

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 Basics for a Home Garden System

By Robert Woods, Fishkeeping World

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.

Heirloom Leafy Greens to Plant for the Cool Seasons

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

The cool seasons have arrived, bringing with them new gardening opportunities. This year, try something different by growing a leafy heirloom garden!

How to Grow Your Own Sponge: Luffa

By Nicole Wilkey

Luffas are fun, rewarding and a great conversation starter. Learn how to grow your own shower or kitchen sponge!

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