Organic Gardening

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


Insect Hotels: Encourage Beneficial Native Insects to Check into Your Garden

By Gail Blain Peterson, Kansas Prairie Soap

Learn why you should build a simple insect hotel from reclaimed and natural materials.


Accommodate These 3 Beneficial Insects in Your Garden for Natural Pest Control

By Nicole Wilkey, Flicker Farm

Using beneficial insects in your garden — such as ladybugs, mason bees, and praying mantises — can increase yields while managing pest populations organically without the use of harmful chemicals.


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Faces of the Fair/Asheville, NC

By Susan Tipton-Fox

Our blog focus was on Jeanine Davis; extension specialist, researcher, speaker and author. Who has devoted her work to bringing information and resources to the farmers and communities of NC and beyond. Her recent research project 'Growing Hemp'.


A Conference in The Center of the Organic Universe

By Toby Grotz

A Review of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service annual conference.


Hawaii Bans Toxic Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

Center for Food Safety

Discover the widespread effects of Hawaii becoming the first state to ban the incredibly toxic pesticide, Chlorpyrifos.


Growing Cilantro for its Flowers

By William Rubel

Let your cilantro bolt! What you will get is plant as tall as three feet covered in gorgeous white cut flowers.



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