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Tag: urban garden

Why They’re Called Heirloom Seeds, and Why You Want Them

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made ‘heirloom’ seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They’re designed to be infertile so that you – budding farmer that you are – won’t be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That’s where heirloom seeds come in!

Book Review: “Building Soils Naturally,” Organic Gardening Bible

Building Soils Naturallyο»Ώ by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of ο»Ώsoilο»Ώ 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.

How To Take Control of Your Food

This post is my second of three entries for the World Environment Day blog competition. I am now a top ten finalist — every vote counts towards the grand prize of becoming the correspondent for WED2012 in Brazil!

Make sure to vote on the official site (the only place voting counts). Thanks to Eat Drink Better and Important Meda for the support!