Organic Gardening

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

Natural Lawn Care: Fertilizers, Pest and Weed Control, and Mowing Tips

By Lane L. Winward

Keep your lawn green in more than one way with these natural lawn care methods, including environmentally-friendly fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and sustainable mowing methods. Originally published as "The Natural Lawn" in the June/July 1992 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Organic Lawn Care

By Michael Talbot

Bypass the toxic pesticides and synthetic chemical fertilizers with these tips for a beautiful green and environmentally-friendly lawn. Originally published as "Ecological Lawn Care" in the May/June 1990 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Companion Plants: Beneficial and Pest Repellent Help for Crops

By Ellen Ligon

Ellen Ligon shares her list of companion plants used to benefit vegetables and help keep pests away from crops. Originally published as "Companion Planting" May/June 1975 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


How to Process and Cook with Homegrown Buckwheat

By Mari Stuart, Carbon Harvest

Buckwheat is a popular cover crop, but also a flavorful, protein-rich food. Here are best practices for growing, processing, and cooking with buckwheat.


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Use No-Till Gardening Techniques for a Low-Work Garden

By Sheryl Campbell, The Lazy Gardener

No-till gardening is a low input, highly sustainable method of gardening that is based on undisturbed soil rejuvenated frequently with organic mulching.


How to Replant a Tree the Easy Way

By George Fournier

Learn how to replant a tree by cutting off a healthy branch from your damaged tree and replanting it to grow a new tree. Originally published as "How to Reclaim a Storm-Damaged Fruit Tree the Easy Way" May June 1978 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


An Easy Method for Grafting Apple Trees

By Ray Meloy

Use cleft grafting to start a one-tree apple orchard.


Chestnuts: Growing the American Chestnut Tree

By Lee Reich

Wiped out by blight in the early 20th century, resistant hybrids of the American chestnut tree are making a comeback. Their rapid growth and productivity make them an excellent addition to any homestead. Originally published as "Chestnuts: How to Grow an American Classic" in the February/March 2010 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.



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