Organic Gardening

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

Insect Hotels: Encourage Beneficial Native Insects to Check into Your Garden

By Gail Blain Peterson, Kansas Prairie Soap

Learn why you should build a simple insect hotel from reclaimed and natural materials.

Accommodate These 3 Beneficial Insects in Your Garden for Natural Pest Control

By Nicole Wilkey, Flicker Farm

Using beneficial insects in your garden — such as ladybugs, mason bees, and praying mantises — can increase yields while managing pest populations organically without the use of harmful chemicals.

Faces of the Fair/Asheville, NC

By Susan Tipton-Fox

Our blog focus was on Jeanine Davis; extension specialist, researcher, speaker and author. Who has devoted her work to bringing information and resources to the farmers and communities of NC and beyond. Her recent research project 'Growing Hemp'.

A Conference in The Center of the Organic Universe

By Toby Grotz

A Review of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service annual conference.


Hawaii Bans Toxic Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

Center for Food Safety

Discover the widespread effects of Hawaii becoming the first state to ban the incredibly toxic pesticide, Chlorpyrifos.

Growing Cilantro for its Flowers

By William Rubel

Let your cilantro bolt! What you will get is plant as tall as three feet covered in gorgeous white cut flowers.

Setting Out Seedlings Without Hardening Them Off

By Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton

It's easy to mitigate the shock of putting indoors plants out into the garden by setting them out just before a few days of rain.

Transplanting vs. Direct-Seeding and The Heijunka Calendar

By Ben Hartman

Learn the difference between transplanting and direct-seeding your vegetable garden. Find out how to save yourself some time with the lean farming method. The Heijunka Calendar can help you to plan a vegetable garden and make your planting more efficient by rotating vegetables throughout the season.

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