Organic Gardening

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

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.

Keep a Seed Inventory

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Seeds have a way of accumulating in your house if you have been a gardener for any length of time. Learn some tips for organizing your stash by taking inventory. A seed inventory can save you money and time throughout the gardening season.

Two Raised Garden Beds Types: Traditional and Modular

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

Garden beds are a great way to grow a garden, though many of us still use traditional construction styles with nails and screws that are restrictive to future garden expansion. We could be more forward thinking and make modular garden beds so they grow with us. This post explains the difference between traditional raised beds and modular design.

7 Questions to Answer Before You Build a Greenhouse

By Kara Holzmiller, Build. Sow. Grow.

These are the 7 questions you should ask yourself before you ever pick up a shovel and hammer to start on your greenhouse project.