Nationwide, local extension agents offer soil testing and instruction in organic methods, making rain barrels, choosing native plants and a host of low-cost and no-cost services.
Entrepreneurial innovators are tapping into new technologies and markets to grow fresh, healthy food within cities, turning so-called ‘mean streets’ into ‘green streets.’
Plants may not be raising an audible ruckus, but scientists are finding they communicate silently with each other through smells, hearing and underground networks.
Native plants need less water, fewer chemicals and live longer than exotics and cultivars, supporting birds, bees, butterflies, wildlife and a healthy ecosystem.
Fragrant herbs that thrive in scorching days often come to us from South America, the Caribbean and Africa.
In all climates and terrains, native plants offer more attractive, lower maintenance, planet-friendly alternatives to monoculture turf lawns.
Women driving tractors are surging in number, and they are bringing a fresh sensibility to farming by focusing on organic produce and sustainable practices.
DIY greenhouses are sprouting across the country, spreading the fun and yummy rewards of gardening into unlikely seasons.
By planning ahead on seeds, containers, mulch and more we can both grow an abundant garden and relish time for summer fun.
Always wanted to compost but unsure how? Here’s a guide to convenient choices that will make it easy to turn kitchen waste into garden gold.