The Garden of Ethics

America’s environmental wake-up call is increasingly evident in our own backyards, especially when it comes to our gardens. Through more conscientious gardening such as organic methods, native plantings, and a renewed interest in growing our own food, we’re restoring a critical link with the land and even, with ourselves. For too long, and for too …

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The Difference Between Gardening and Farming

difference between farming and gardening

My father once said… I am a gardener, NOT a farmer. There is a difference. As if to provoke the obvious question, “What is the difference?” I never asked. But had anyone asked if my father was a farmer, I would have said “no”. I just mindlessly agreed with him at the time. If I …

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May Garden Calendar

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Wow… May already. Where did the time go? The gardening calendar for May provides a list of recommended food growing tips and gardening chores.
As I mentioned in the last calendar update, April and May, about growing organic food, more people garden in April and May than any other time of the year.

How To Improve the Soil in Your Garden With Sheet Mulching

Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier

Would you like to learn how to improve your garden’s soil? Sheet mulching may be the answer for you! Is your garden typically riddled with weeds by mid-summer? Are you looking for an organic method for improving the fertility of your soil? Interested in learning inexpensive techniques for maximizing your garden’s water retaining properties? Master …

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Gardening with Children

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Of the many ways to do the Earth good, perhaps the most far-reaching is to convey to children a sense of love, respect and responsibility for nature’s beauty, power and vulnerability. Gardening with children is a wonderful way to accomplish this. We hope you will find this a useful resource in your quest for sustainable …

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April Gardening Calendar

The gardening calendar for April provides a list of recommended food growing tips and <sigh>gardening chores. If you haven’t started your organic gardening adventure yet, it is HIGH time! April is a wonderful time for growing organic food. More people garden in April and May than any other time of the year. Winter is over, …

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March Gardening Calendar

The biggest focus this month is, “When can I DO something?” If you have been asking yourself this question, the answer is a LOT! March is the month to really get started

Why Garden Organically?

As recent as 25 years ago, the idea of organic gardening was considered quite a radical concept. How in the world were gardeners expected to control the weeds, the bugs, and the animals that could threaten a thriving garden without the use of man-made chemicals? When you think about it, organic gardening is a really simply theory. For years, people have been growing things without the use of chemicals. The early settlers of our country didn’t have Miracle-Gro or Sevin Dust and they made out just fine.

7 Reasons Why You Should Grow Your Own Food

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Not that being part of a trend is ever a good reason to start or learn something new, but if it helps you move forward by being part of the “in” crowd, then you really need to plant your own edible garden this year. That’s right, having your own vegetable garden is now trendy. In …

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