Browsing the "grow your own" Tag

Growing Cities Producer’s Fascinating Journey

June 12th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Growing Cities producer Dan Susman talks about his journey from backyard farmer to urban food advocate. Spoiler: he started out by planting pumpkins! It's a great story. Get to know him!


5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Veggies

June 4th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Need a reason to finally break ground on that spring garden? Homegrown vegetables are better for your health, your wallet, and the planet.


Plant a Garden for Healthy Vegan Bones

April 15th, 2014 | by Ginny Messina

Gardening is one of those hobbies that has it all. It’s great exercise, can save you money, is good for mental health, and produces the world’s healthiest vegan foods including these for healthy bones


No Space? No Problem! Containers for Herb & Vegetable Gardening

April 13th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

If you love fresh food but don't have enough room for a traditional garden, container-based vegetable gardening could be your BFF! With a little knowledge, fresh herbs and veggies can be yours -- without any need for huge tracts of land.


Companion Planting Visual Guide

April 8th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Companion planting is a great way to keep garden pests at bay without resorting to toxic pesticides. Check out this awesome visual guide to companion planting!


35 Garden Ideas to Get You Growing

April 7th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

From small-space gardening to specific plants to plain old eye candy, we've got garden ideas to satisfy all of your spring gardening desires!


Starting a Garden When You Can’t (or Don’t Want to) Do the Work: Yard Sharing Organizations

March 27th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Do you love fresh veggies more than the process of actually growing them? Is your yard a farmer's dream, but your work schedule a gardener's nightmare? Perhaps you have physical disabilities or other health issues that make tending a garden difficult. Never fear: fresh hyperlocal produce can still be yours! With some networking help from these yard sharing groups, you might have more springtime gardening options than you realize


Top News from the Food Front: 10 Stories Savvy Foodies Need to See!

February 1st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Should a man lose his home for the crime of growing food? Are Monsanto shareholders joining the GMO labeling fight? Just how comfortable are we with kids going hungry? Is Walmart the real victim of recent food stamp cuts? Have we, in fact, lost our minds as a society? Read on, for answers to some of these questions and mounting evidence regarding others. Get your weekly food news update here!


How to Grow Ginger

January 22nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Ever been chopping up some ginger root for a stir fry and wondered if you could grow your own? Our friends from Green Living Ideas share how to grow ginger in a pot or outdoors!


Growing Garlic in Your Fall Garden

November 6th, 2013 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Fall is here! If you think that the cooler weather means that you can't grow any food, think again. There are lots of cold-weather veggies and herbs that you can plant. It might be a little bit late to grow many fall plants from seed, but you can choose seedlings and get that fall garden started this very weekend!



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