Organic Gardening

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

Unconventional Gardening Methods: Pros and Cons

By Shelley Stonebrook

With this breakdown of the pros and cons of aquaculture, straw bale gardening, hugelkultur, lasagna gardening, biodynamic gardening, and hydroponics, you can reimagine your backyard space.

Deciding When To Plant

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

You can have the best intentions for your garden this year, but if you put your seeds and transplants in the ground at times outside of their comfort zone, you won’t be successful. Learn how to determine when those comfort zones are for each crop.

Making the Decision to Purchase a Grain Mill

By Carrie Williams Howe

We had been pondering the idea of buying a grain mill for a while when my husband finally bit the bullet and made the purchase for Christmas. Here's why we made the leap and why we chose the model we did.

Alpine Strawberries Have a Sweet History

By Cindy and Stephen Scott

Alpine strawberries have captivated our taste buds for a very long time. They are tiny yet hugely flavorful ancestors of our common strawberry.


Chemical-Free Home Orchards, Part 2, Holistic Sprays

By Mary Lou Shaw

Holistic sprays for fruit trees can give us healthy trees and bountiful fruit without the use of chemicals. This article outlines the why and how of using holistic sprays on your home orchard.

The Gardens of Snarky Acres

By Don Abbott

The Snarky Gardener's gardens are filled with many things, including weeds, perennials, trees, and abundance

Chemical-Free Home Orchards

By Mary Lou Shaw

Our fruit trees will remain healthy and provide beautiful, nutritious fruit without the use of chemicals. This blog discussing ways to work with nature to both decrease diseases and to boost the fruit trees' immune systems.

Home Brush Removal to Save an Aging Lilac

By Blythe Pelham

Learn how we worked on our homestead brush removal to relieve a lilac bush of volunteers that threaten to sap the soil of nutrients.