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Want a verdant, fruitful spring vegetable garden? It’s time to plant now! Learn how to sow seeds and transplant seedlings. One. Two. Three. Grow!
The Lancet recently published a paper from the prestigious International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announcing that Roundup is a probably carcinogen, as is a common insecticide.
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.
For farmers, gardeners and those who are raising animals, information from a recent study about biochar may be of benefit when it comes to managing carbon footprints and greenhouse gases.
Soil tests are important when you’re starting a new garden, but interpreting the results is not always easy!
Scientists are becoming increasingly aware that mismanagement of soils can lead to food shortages, erosion, increased greenhouse gas emissions, and reductions in water quality. But a new tool is being created to help solve these problems.
Recent (unbiased) research has shown that organic strawberries are more flavorful, healthful and better for the soil.
Biosolids are a euphemism for toxic sewage sludge. They have been shown to contain heavy metals and endocrine disruptors, but make their way onto crops year after year.
There is still a great debate on whether or not Monsanto’s genetically modified crops and heavily used pesticides are safe. But has it already been proven that the company is severely damaging our soils? Monsanto is an $11.8 billion/year industrial agriculture behemoth. Aside from numerous environmental and health concerns regarding its pesticides, genetically modified seeds […]
[social_buttons] In addition to supplementing the soil with sea minerals, Claverach Farm and Vineyard also adds biochar. Biochar is basically charcoal, but instead of being used for fuel, it’s used for capturing and storing carbon in the soil. Because biochar can sequester carbon in the soil for thousands of years, it might be able to […]
[social_buttons]My employer, Sam Hilmer, is obsessed with soil. How obsessed? Let’s just say it’s best not to mention “silica” in his presence unless you have at least 30 minutes to kill. But Sam has good reason to be deeply invested in soil. He’s head farmer of Claverach, a small, organic farm and vineyard outside of […]
Bare, exposed soil rarely exists in nature, so why should it be in your garden? Mulching with an organic mulch like straw will build healthy soil, conserve water, and help keep weeds at bay. In other words, it creates less work for you! Mulch is truly a gardener’s best friend! It seems like all I’ve […]