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Organic Gardening

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

Sprouting And Growing Mung Beans In Your Garden

By Susan Tipton-Fox, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms

Mung beans can be ground into a flour to make gluten-free tortillas, flat breads and noodles. Learn where to find mung beans and how to grow them at home.

Wonderful Night for a Moon Garden: Varieties for Low-Light Impact

By Mary Moss-Sprague

A moonlight garden features light-colored flowers that capture and reflect the moonlight. Add mirrors and music for a full moon party in the garden.

The Garden of Rebirth

Story and photos by William Rubel

You can regrow store-bought produce and vegetable waste to create recurring harvests, spurring your garden on with plentiful bounties.

From Gardener to Farmer: A Story for Seedling Season

By Jodi Kushins, Over the Fence Urban Farm

I have developed my own system, systems really, for growing thousands of seedlings for transplant each season.


Propagate Like a Pro! Rooting Willow Shrubs is Easy, Inexpensive

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Learn how to easily and inexpensively root willow shrubs (Salix discolor) from cuttings.

Pricking Out, Potting on and Transplanting: All You Need to Know

Reader Contribution By Benedict VanHeems Reader Contribution

Indoor-sown plants need tender loving care to flourish. Show your seedlings some love and you’ll see them grow into strong and productive individuals.

Marketing Homestead Products: Using Roadside Advertising

By Kayla Matthews

Homestead marketing can be difficult. However, you can use these tips to boost your likelihood of attracting drivers-by.

Top Ten Essentials to Pack for Farming Conferences and Educational Events

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity

Organize your gear to maximize your learning at a farming conference or Mother Earth News Fair, especially as a beginning farmer or homesteader.

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