Organic Gardening

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

Getting Ready for Summer with St. Johns Spring

By Regina Hitchcock

Spring means rain showers, flowers, and a general calming of winter's bitterness. In St. Johns, Arizona, it can seem like spring is worse than winter.

Lessons Learned from a Peach Pit

By Renee Pottle

Peach and apricot trees are smarter than you think. They grow easily from a discarded pit, and will teach you valuable gardening lessons in the process.

Mother Earth News Community Garden

By Queren King-Orozco

Join the Mother Earth News community garden journey as we pool our various talents and experiences while we expand our homestead horizons.

The Message of Mulch

By Lolo Houbein

Combat the effects of rising temperatures, water shortages, and erosion by using one of one of these mulching methods.


How to Find Time to Grow Food

By Lolo Houbein

Stop using a lack of time to justify not gardening and learn how the magic square method makes the practice both more accessible and convenient.

An A-Z of Vegetable Families

By Lolo Houbein

Equip yourself with the knowledge of how to recognize different plant varieties so they may receive the appropriate care required to thrive.

Seed to Farm to Table: How Local Seed Saving is Cultivating Sustainability

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity

As the local food movement continues to flourish, one important element often gets overlooked: keeping your seeds local, too. Brijette Peña is on a mission to change that through San Diego Seed Company, her burgeoning business upstart championing regionally adapted organic seeds for southern California. Her bigger mission? Helping support urban-based companies like hers to sprout up across the country and making local seed saving the norm.

Gardening to Treat the Mind, Body, and Soul

By Brian L. Fuder, Square Foot Gardening for the Red River Valley

We will mostly all agree that gardening is a great way to get some exercise, stretch some muscles, and enjoy some fresh air healthy produce, but believe it or not, gardening can do much more for us than just that.

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