Organic Gardening

Sometimes You Just Need to Dig a Hole

After a recent visit to my garden, I’ve come to the realization that I’m much more of a landscaper than a vegetable gardener. Don’t worry, I’m not giving up on vegetables, but I understand now that I prefer to plant a bush, tree, or flower and let it grow on its own, for as long […]

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The Magical World of Gardening

Do you want your kids to eat vegetables? Plant a garden with them. Do you want to heal the heart of a struggling teenager? Plant a garden with her. Do you want to bring a community together and restore their dignity and faith? Plant a garden with them. How do I know this? Recently, I […]

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5 Disgusting Facts about Roundup

by Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Pesky weeds popping up in your yard? Here’s what to not reach for—Roundup. While glyphosate, the active ingredient in America’s favorite weedkiller, Roundup, has been marketed as “safe” and even “biodegradable,” the science is pouring in, and, well, the results are gross. 1. You’re eating it—in “excessive” levels. […]

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Our Favorite Recipes from The Edible Schoolyard

by guest blogger Alice Waters, chef, author, proprietor of Chez Panisse, and founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom in Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. People sometimes think creating it was just about putting a garden in the school or installing a […]

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Join the Farm to Cafeteria Movement

At 5 years old, Miguel Villarreal hated beets. Born into a family of migrant farmworkers, his disdain for this root vegetable stemmed from hoeing it. Today, Miguel is pro-beet, and as food service and wellness director of Novato Unified School District in California, he wants to make sure that the students he serves have the opportunity […]

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This Year’s Peas

OK, peas and I, we go a long way back. We’ve had our good year (somewhere around 2003) and our bad years (too many to name). We’ve fought rabbits and mostly lost. We’ve tried trellising of all sorts, elaborate and almost nonexistent, decorative and ugly. The truth is, peas are worth fighting for. Not snap […]

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CSA Pizza Night

By guest blogger Nate Luke, photographer and video director Millsap Farms brings a lot to the table—literally. Along with providing community-supported agriculture (CSA) members with weekly assortments of freshly harvested organically grown produce, the Springfield, Missouri farm now hosts a weekly “Dancing Pizza Club” dinner. On Thursdays, once warm weather comes to the Ozarks, Sarah […]

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10 Surprising Ways to Teach Kids to Love Nature

As the weather starts to improve, it’s the perfect time to get kids out and about and show them the joy of nature. It doesn’t have to be a structured thing—in fact, unstructured is almost always better when it comes to kids and nature. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, here’s a list of […]

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