Organic Gardening

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

Best Gardening Books

By Carole Coates

If you're looking for a few top-notch books to give you a hand with your gardening, the author has some suggestions from her own gardening library.


“Our Farms, Our Future” Conference April 2018

National Center for Appropriate Technology

This April, the “Our Farm, Our Future” will be held in St. Louis to bring together the agricultural community of America and educate farmers about new issues present in sustainable farming.


Three Sisters Gardening Log Sheet #1: Preparation

By Pam Sherman

Keeping a log with data on our Three Sisters Garden can help us find out what our plants like and need. As we become aware of growth stages, patterns and relationships, we start seeing how this plant community interacts with the larger landscape around our garden as well as within it. Keeping brief notes on this can be valuable to our garden management now and in the future.


Success at the 2018 Organic Seed Grower’s Conference

Organic Seed Alliance

The 2018 Organic Seed Grower’s Conference saw huge crowds in Corvallis, Oregon this month.


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Companion Vegetable and Herb Planting in Raised Rows

by Jim and Mary Competti     

Grow high yielding organic gardens from Raised Rows.


Is Seed Swapping Illegal?

By Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton

Depending on the state, you might be breaking the law when you package up seeds for your neighbor.


How to Grow Sunflowers

by Emily Murphy

Add some color to your garden then harvest the seeds for snacks and planting next year.


Covering Ground with the Three Sisters

By Pam Sherman

We gardeners can help restore topsoil and healthy nutrient cycling, reduce irrigation, sequester carbon, and provide food for pollinators on land we tend. And in so doing, we can feed ourselves fabulously. A great place to start is covering the soil with the Three Sisters companion plant community and cousins.