Organic Gardening

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

Low- to No-Cost Pest Deterrents That Really Work for Bees, Bats, and More

By Elena Smith

Bees, bats, wasps, gophers, and other unwanted pests can easily ruin a day perfectly planned for outdoor activities like gardening or a backyard BBQ. Try out these organic methods of pest control to keep your garden and backyard safe from destructive pests.


Lasagna Layering. Does it Really Work?

By Esther Coco Boe

Recently there has been a push for lasagna layering in the garden to suppress weeds, maintain temperature, and increase organic matter. But does it work?


The Basics of Compost Making

By Michael Perry and Schikoy Rayn, Sacred Circle Homestead 

A brief overview on what goes on in a compost pile, how to make one and end up with black gold! Your plants and garden will be very happy after feeding them this.


Vermicomposting

Join Heather Rinaldi and Joanne Olszewski as they discuss composting with red wigglers.


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Women in the Garden

By Darby Weaver, Sun Dog Farm

Being a female farmer in the modern, industrial world has countless hurdles. Though the gender gap presents its challenges, women have been in the garden for centuries and our ties to the living rhythms of our planet run deep.


Learning New Skills and Rehabilitating Old Skills

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

Gardening has a wonderful ability to teach us and we can learn new skills and regain skills that we once had. As we grow our gardens we grow ourselves.


Dealing with a Wet Spring in the Vegetable Garden

By Pam Dawling

Heavy rain can upset our garden plans. Here's how to prepare your soil and crops for too much rain and how to keep some areas of dry soil. And if it's too late for that, here's what you can do to modify your planting and tilling plans. For serious flooding, there's a list of resources to help you recover.


Gardening for Food Preservation

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Ira Wallace and Liza Ziegler are discussing what to plant in your garden while keeping food preservation in mind.



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