Organic Gardening

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

Grow a Pole Bean Hut to Enchant Garden Visitors

By Ilene White Freedman, House in the Woods Farm

Grow a pole bean hut to enchant visitors to your farm or garden.

How to Plant and Care for New Fruit Trees

By Mary Lou Shaw

Getting new fruit trees off to a good start is important for bountiful fruit and the trees' long-term survival. Here is how to dig the best hole, then plant, mulch, water, stake and prune your new fruit trees.

10 Unexpected Bee Facts

By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Hostile Valley Living

Honeybees are a critical part of our food system, and they are also downright miraculous insects. Even the most well known facts about honeybees are somewhat unexpected, but the more you delve into their unusual lives, the more surprised you will be.

Fibersheds: Regional Textile Systems

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Did you ever wonder where the fiber for the clothes you are wearing came from? Maybe it is time to think about that, just as you think about where your food and water come from. Learn about a movement to promote the use of local fiber.


Answers to the Most Common Gardening Question

By Don Abbott, The Snarky Gardener

Here's the gardening question people ask me more often than any other. And from my many years of gardening experience, here are some answers to steer less successful gardeners onto the right path.

Choosing the Right Fruit Trees for Your Home

By Mary Lou Shaw

A fruit tree can last your lifetime, so it's important to choose it carefully. Determine what fruits you most enjoy, what fruit trees will thrive in your "hardiness zone," what size fruit tree will fit in your yard or orchard, if a disease-resistant fruit tree or a pollinator fruit tree is necessary, and where you will buy your tree.

Mid-America Organic Association Conference

By Crystal Stevens, Grow Create Inspire

The Mid-America Organic Association Conference gears up for its 8th annual organic and sustainable farming conference in Kansas City, MO.

Earth-Dance Farms Plants the Way for Future Farmers

By Crystal Stevens, La Vista CSA Farm

With permaculture at the heart of their endeavors, EarthDance Farms in Ferguson, Missouri, is a catalyst for positive environmental, social, and economic change in the community and an epicenter for ecological farming, gardening, ecological awareness, soil health, and living an eco-lifestyle in the Midwestern United States.