August 31st, 2013 | by Heather Carr
Permaculture is an ecological gardening technique that is “ancient yet cutting-edge technology”. Author Christopher Shein teaches gardeners both novice and experienced how to apply permaculture to vegetable gardens in The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture
May 12th, 2013 | by Heather Carr
The Drunken Botanist examines the wide variety of plants that have been distilled and fermented throughout the ages. It will appeal to gardeners, drinkers, and anyone who likes food history
March 18th, 2013 | by Heather Carr
The Artist, the Cook, and the Gardener: Recipes Inspired by Painting from the Garden by Maryjo Koch is a gorgeous cookbook. This contemplative book filled with beautiful language, art, photography, and, of course, delicious recipes is perfect for a spring-themed gift or for placing on your own coffee table
January 6th, 2013 | by Heather Carr
Want to get kids interested in gardening? Dealing with a short growing season? Want to grow your own veggies, but don't have the patience? The Speedy Vegetable Garden has lots of ideas for you
August 18th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford
Building Soils Naturally by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of soil sustainability in organic gardening. While it may not be the most budget-friendly answer to dirt 101, but Building Soils offers an expanse of how-to knowledge to very literally lay the groundwork for any greens to grow, without asking one to buy out a Lowe's.
July 24th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford
Dubbed "The Organic Watergate," this revelation might be fighting words for some, but for those invested in the safe food community, it might mean enhanced scrutiny on our food system
July 9th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas
Celebrate your summer harvest by remembering to donate to your local food bank
June 26th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
It might seem a little bit early to talk about planning and planting for fall, but you actually need to start sooner than you think!
June 7th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
It's been warm and rainy here in Atlanta, and our food garden is blowing UP! I headed out to the garden with my camera the other day to take some shots of our food-growing progress, and I'd love to hear what's growing in your gardens! Tell me about what you're planting or planning to plant in the comments. If you have photos, feel free to share links, too.
June 6th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Container gardeners don't need to worry as much about weeds and pests, but if you're growing your food in the ground sometimes things pop up in the old garden that are not so welcome. That's not always bad, right? Sometimes you get delicious volunteers from the compost bin. If the uninvited garden guests are weeds, you just pull them out and move on. But there's one weed that pops up in food gardens that's a little bit tricky and can be dangerous: poison hemlock
April 9th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas
Using a cold frame is a fantastic low-tech way to start your seeds for a summer vegetable garden. Even if you have a long growing season, you'll have your yummy veggies on the table earlier in the summer than if you wait to sow your seeds directly in the soil
March 29th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas
Just like rare wild plants and animals, food crops can disappear forever. A network of volunteer growers across the country are working to save little-known edible plants from extinction