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Crowd-Funding Open Source Permaculture

Putting โ€œopen sourceโ€ and โ€œpermacultureโ€ together is a savvy combination, and in this case, itโ€™s also really useful. Add “crowd sourcing” and you’ll have the complete online tool for all things permaculture.

Gardening with Greywater

If you believe in the responsible use of precious resources, namely water, then you’ll agree that recycling home greywater for landscaping makes lots of sense. Here are the basics you need to know.

How to Grow and Transplant Your Seedlings

So youโ€™ve started your seeds indoors to get a jump on spring, and like magic they are beginning to grow. Now youโ€™ve got seedlings. The excitement of having grown your own starts for your vegetable garden can turn into panic if it is still too cold to plant them in the garden…

Decoding Blood Oranges: Discovery of the Ruby Gene

Blood oranges are famous for their striking blood red pulp and high content of health-promoting anthocyanins. Researchers have identified the gene responsible for the color and health benefits, and they are trying to create a new, more widely accessible variety.

Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Here’s my last Jerusalem artichoke (sunchoke) recipe for the season: a grated Jerusalem artichoke salad with carrots and Meyer lemon vinaigrette. It’s a lovely refreshing salad with in-season ingredients that will having you thinking that spring is already here.

Take the Next Step: How to Grow From Seeds

There are lots of reasons for learning how to grow seeds, but my top reason is that I enjoy it: seeds are beautiful and mysterious and I love the process of nurturing them through their stages of growth. Itโ€™s magical to propagate your favorite seeds successfully for generations! Just give it a try…

Edible Landscaping Your Front Yard

Spring is just ahead and itโ€™s the perfect time for bold action: adding edibles to your suburban front yard. If you have a conventionally landscaped front yard and you aren’t sure how to begin, here are some ideas to help you get started.

Interview with a Guerrilla Grafter

When I interviewed one of the Guerrilla Grafters recently, I learned that itโ€™s not all about the grafting. This early member of the Guerrilla Grafters cares deeply about the society in which we live and our relationship with public spaces.