Organic Gardening

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

Biochar: Ancient Method for Long-Term Soil-Building

By Tom Stephan, Barn Owl Boxes

The early Mesoamericans knew about biochar for soil fertility. Learn how this ancient soil amendment can promote soil building in gardens today.

Which Vegetable Crops Survive Cold Weather?

By Pam Dawling

Knowing at what temperature various crops will die, and watching weather forecasts will help us act in time to save our crops.

Deep Mulching: Give Your Garden the Gift of a Cozy Winter Blanket

By Jodi Kushins, Over the Fence Urban Farm

Revisiting the Ruth Stout's deep mulching system for soil fertility and reduced work in your garden.

How to Propagate Plants: Start a Backyard Plant Nursery Business, Part 4

By Elle Meager, Outdoor Happens

How to propagate Heliconia, Gingers, Bamboo, Monstera, Philodendron, and Hibiscus with lots of photo's and tips.


Start a Free Community Produce-Sharing Group

By Liz Beavis, Eight Acres

Our aim was to create community as well as share our excess produce. Three years later, more than 60 people bring excess produce from their gardens, plants, seedlings, cuttings and seeds, along with useful household items like newspapers, books, jars and containers.

Managing the 5 Elements on the Farm

By Darby Weaver, Life Arises Farm

Implementing practices learned from authors and gurus can be helpful, but must also be rooted in a deep sense of place.

Pruning Grapes for Maximum Harvest

By Regina Hitchcock

How you prune your grapes determines how well the plants overwinter as well as produce the following year.

A Tale of Two Farms

By Kurt Jacobson

The author visits two farms with different missions but both use eco-friendly practices on a daily basis.

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