Organic Gardening

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

[Video] Farming For Life, Part 4: Passing Your Farm to the Next Generation

By John Clark Vincent

As large numbers of America’s farmers near retirement, the need for new young farmers to take their place grows more urgent.


Building a Pallet-able Compost Bin

By Ingrid Butler

Want to build a quick and simple compost bin from pallets? Read on to learn how we at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS garden assembled ours!


Fall Is Saffron Harvest Time

By Blythe Pelham

Now that the temperatures are falling, it’s time for morning strolls to my crocus patch to harvest this rich treasure.


The Turn of the Luffa: From Gourd to Sponge

By Ingrid Butler

Read about our adventures in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS garden harvesting luffa gourds and then processing them into eco-friendly, biodegradable sponges.


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Start a Backyard Plant Nursery Business, Part 3: Equipment and Fertilizer

By Elle Meager, Outdoor Happens

Learn how to make Dan's Liquid Microbe Fertilizer for your plant nursery, and decide whether nursery tables are right for your business.


Start a Backyard Plant Nursery Business, Part 2: How to Grow Plants

By Elle Meager, Outdoor Happens

Find out how to look after your plants with advice on soil, sun, composting, and the plant's natural growing environment.


Start a Backyard Plant Nursery Business, Part 1: Choosing What to Grow and Unique Plants

By Elle Meager, Outdoor Happens

To kick off the Start a Backyard Plant Nursery Business Series, find out how to choose plants to grow in your new plant nursery, specializing in unique plants, and the varieties that deliver a high profit margin.


Simple Composting: Starting from Scraps, a Trash Bin, and a Hay Bale

By Ilene White Freedman, House in the Woods Farm

Here is an easy way to make a compost bin and one easy tip to keep the process easy and successful.



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