- Why Grow Your Food Show All
Growing your own food can be a tasty way to cut costs on your monthly grocery bill. Just ask the 42 million American households who already are growing their own fruits, herbs and vegetables.
Benefits of growing your own food are numerous.
Growing your own food has many health benefits.
Buying food that is locally grown from your farmer’s market or local grocer is a great way to minimize your environmental impact, but growing your own food takes it to the next level.
Around the country, people are growing food to tackle the climate crisis.
I will propose a simple way to act. This way will improve your health, benefit your social connectedness, reduce waste and restore your power to act: Start a Garden.
- How to Grow Your Food Show All
Lasagna mulching is kind of a miracle, the closest thing to an easy fix for lousy garden soil, suppressing weeds and rebuilding our disappearing topsoil.
We’ve made a list of 10 garden chores that can help save your sanity now and make the coming months much more pleasant.
Americans use roughly 7 billion gallons of water a day to irrigate lawns making lawns the single largest irrigated crop in the country. What if instead of well-kept grass, we used our time and resources to fill our lawns with fruit and vegetables?
How to plant a garden and grow your own food. Save money, ensure food security, and get a good workout. Plus, it’s fun!
Essential gardening tools, step-by-step garden designs, container gardening tips, composting basics and more ideas for growing your own vegetables.
Learn how to grow your favorite herbs
Click on the stories below to learn about growing your favorite herbs.
To get started, choose what you want to grow from the list below.
One silver lining of the coronavirus lockdown is that it comes at the start of the growing season. Between now and the fall, folks have the chance to coax food from the soil while also feeding the soul.
Organic farmer Alice Holden's advice on what to plant when
- Permaculture Gardening Show All
Permaculture is a buzz word that is heard frequently in gardening and homesteading circles, but what does it mean? In this article I will define permaculture (as I see it) and share resources for learning more.
Permaculture gardens use techniques and practices that combine the best of wildlife gardening, edible landscaping, and native-plant cultivation into one low-maintenance, self-contained and productive ecosystem. Let’s learn more about the essence of permaculture gardening.
If you are interested in living close to nature, a great place to start is by growing your own vegetables, fruit, and herbs. If you are reading this article, it’s safe to assume you’re interested in doing exactly that.
Gardening was once a normal part of life for most people. Not so many generations ago, neighbors exchanged fresh produce over fences (too many zucchini again!) and most people knew their local farmer. Most of us too probably have fond memories of grandmothers opening a can of homemade pickles or jam.
Even though times have changed (Wal-Mart, anyone?), we still have the ability to grow some of our own food at least part of the year in almost all parts of the world. Yet statistically many of us don’t (especially in the US).
Grow your own delicious, healthful organic food.
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