I know, I know, Christmas is just a few days away—why think about soil right now? The truth is, now is the perfect time to celebrate soil because many of you probably have a tree in your homes that was just recently growing in soil. What better reminder is there to appreciate the soil that […]
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The Paris Climate Conference (known as COP21) is finally taking place, bringing with it that strange mix of hope mingled with despair. Everyone seems to have his or her own personal agenda (including me) for how the conference should play out—and how we can save ourselves from a climate disaster. Organizations from all over the […]
by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of village you might think. Communities of bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and other microorganisms are the villagers that truly affect how our plants grow. It’s these micro-villagers that gardeners, farmers, and landscape professionals should be focused on luring onto, and into, our land.
by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. The headlines are extreme: “Broiling Heat,” “Punishing Drought,” “Worst in 50 Years.” And the images are even worse. Miles of dry, cracked fields, crispy cornstalks, and stoic farmers holding tiny ears of kernel-less corn. More than half of the country is experiencing drought conditions, and counties in more than 25 states have been declared crop disasters by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now