Organic Gardening

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

20 Benefits of Having a Hoophouse

By Pam Dawling

If you have been wondering whether a hoophouse (high tunnel) would be worthwhile, this list of twenty reasons to have one can help you decide. The benefits include more and better crops, extended seasons, food self-reliance and a very pleasant work environment.

Graft a Better World

Learn about gorilla grafting and why Bill Whipple thinks that grafting trees can might just save the planet!

Wishing for Rain

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Healthy soils and lots of sunshine are great, but the show stops without rain.

Tending the Soil, Tending the Soul

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Every good agrarian knows its all about the soil, which is its own ecosystem worth tending.


Plant Those Sprouted Kitchen Onions

By William Rubel

Plant onions that have sprouted in the kitchen.

Wellness Garden

In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends our we will discuss how to maintain optimal wellness by enjoying a garden.

Starting Corn Indoors Can Extend the Growing Season and Raise Productivity

By Blythe Pelham

Contrary to popular mythology, corn can not only be started indoors with successful transplantation into the garden but this practice also yields higher seed germination rates for better crop production. Read on for information about Blythe’s multi-year experimental success.

Delicious Sweet Collard Sprouts

By William Rubel

Growing collards for their side-shoot sprouts.