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Organic Gardening

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

Affirmative Agroecological Responses to Coronavirus

By Steven McFadden, Chiron Communications

As the pandemic casts a shadow over supply chains, people are organizing to accelerate community farming and gardening to enhance food security.

Quick-Growing Vegetables Harvest-Ready in 60 Days or Less

By Pam Dawling

This post includes some baby salad crops ready in as little as 21 days, and some full size leaf crops, roots and cabbages ready in less than 60 days.

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring Planting

By Barbara Pleasant

Taking a couple of extra steps before planting your crops will help ensure healthy garden soil. Here’s how to prepare your garden for spring planting.

5 Tips for Planting Seeds Inside

By Carrie Williams Howe

Avoid seed starting failures by learning from our mistakes! Five tips for seed starting success based on 10 years of experience.


What to Plant Now

Learn what to plant now in your exact location with this garden planting calendar tool.

Plan and Plant a Learning Garden

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Plan and plant a garden with your children using a curriculum designed for learning about gardening..

Permaculture Basics for the Homestead

By Liz Beavis, Eight Acres

Permaculture is a way of thinking about designing your home and life to produce what you need. Permaculture encourages you to work WITH nature instead of against it.

Heirloom Seeds and Plants

Mother Earth News Contributing Editor WILLIAM WOYS WEAVER is an expert on rare, unsual and especially tasty heirloom plants. He'll help you learn what you need to know about cooking and growing heirloom plants, where to find the best heirloom seeds and other important information about heirloom gardening.

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