Organic Gardening

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

Grow Medicinal and Fragrant May Apple

By Barry Glick, Sunshine Farm and Garden

This is a story about Podophyllum peltatum, the “May Apple”. Here’s an extremely easy-to-grow, native perennial plant that is as much at home in average soils as it is in moist to wet soils. Podophyllum peltatum, believe it or not, is a member of the Berberidaceae (Barberry) family and native to more than half of the U.S. and Canada.

Flax to Linen: Breaking and Scutching

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

If you have grown flax for fiber and retted it, the flax straw is ready to be processed into fiber to spin. For that you will need some equipment. Learn about using flax brakes and scutching boards to release the fiber from the flax stalks.

Organic Gardening the Easy Way, Part II: Raised Beds

By Carole Coates

Who doesn't want to make gardening easier? This second in a three-part series on organic gardening the easy way discusses the benefits of raised beds.

Growing Lettuce with EcoScraps Raised-Bed Garden Mix, Part 2

By Don Abbott

My experiment continued despite the interruption for the neighborhood cat Sammy.


Clever Ways to Use Food Scraps

By James White

Don't waste another cent. Reuse and regrow.

CSA Charter Unites Small Farms

By Lydia Noyes

Following the example of programs around the world, farmers in the United States are now proposing a CSA charter that establishes a national definition of what it means to be a CSA.

The Sun2Soil Employment and Crop Starter System

By Willi Paul

The Sun2Soil employment and crop starter network is connecting permaculture research with small farmers and food forests.

Mildew, Rot, and Environment: 3 of the Most Common Garden Problems and How to Correct Them

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

Avoid extremes and act quickly. Bryan and Wiley from GardenInMinutes discuss the most common gardening problems they come across, how you can spot them, and how to quickly correct them.