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



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