Deborah Madison talks about some of the botanical families, and their edible members that are organized by chapter in her new book, Vegetable Literacy.
Master Gardener Jen Aron talks about the different insectary plants she has in her garden, and the beneficial insects they attract.
Master Gardener Jen Aron talks about her favorite cover crop: buckwheat.
September 08, 2011 Here I am working on replacing my lawn with edibles and along comes this nifty idea: a front yard chicken coop. But wait, it’s designed to improve my front lawn as the chickens feed, forage, scratch, and fertilize the ground. Can I have a lawn and grow food too? It’s a solar […]
Another kind of food swap exists – it’s one I think many communities could easily embrace: a crop swap!
More people are growing their own food this year, many for the first time. Growing and harvesting green beans as we see in the video is one of the easier backyard foods to grow and manage.
This is the third of an ongoing series with Dr. Alan Kapuler, founder of Peace Seeds, and former co-founder and research director for Seeds of Change. He currently resides in Corvallis, Oregon where he continues his research projects, and maintains his remarkable organic seed catalog. We live in a hyper-competitive era where often the model […]
May 16, 2011 In many urban areas people are beginning to grow their own food, raise chickens, and start an apiary. In more rural areas, or suburban fringes, you might go to your local feed store to get necessary supplies or advice to help you along. But what about in a metropolitan setting? Most national […]
March 03, 2011 This question has popped up on occasion when trying to define certain subjects in the past such as ‘backyard gardening’ or ‘urban farming’. Is it farming or is it gardening? What defines the difference? Representative Nancy Smith (Maine) is a farmer, in the traditional sense of the word, and she has something […]
February 17, 2011 There are many people behind the scenes who quietly go about growing/producing wholesome food and doing what they believe in everyday. Daniel Tucker, Amy Franceschini, and Anne Hamersky wanted to meet and talk to some of these people so spent the summer of 2009 traveling around the country to visit 20 different […]