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May 15, 2012

Labor Of Love 

Dandy Beginnings At A New Cooperative

Dandelion Village begins clearing, planting and construction on a new eco-minded cooperative.

November 17, 2011

Green Thumb 

Ask A Gardener: Prepping The Soil For Next Year’s Tomatoes

Ferrol Johnson doesn’t mince words when talking about the difficulties of growing food in clay soil. He offers tips for being successful next spring.

October 15, 2011

Get Your Garden On 

Building Healthy Soil, Training Young Gardeners

Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard explains how she transformed grassy parkland into two fertile garden plots, one of which is in a hoop house.

October 9, 2011

Green Thumb 

Beginners Guide To Gardening: Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is a practice that has been around for centuries with proven benefits. Best of all, it requires no chemical fertilizers or pesticides!

June 12, 2011

Green Thumb 

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Recycling In The Garden

Can you think of a better lifestyle than living at one with your environment from start to finish?

May 20, 2011

Sustainable Gardening 

Using What You’ve Got: Permaculture And Rain Barrels

Three farmers use what they've got to water their garden, rebuild their soil, and transform a wilderness plot into a homestead.

April 3, 2011

Green Thumb 

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: How To Get Started

What vegetables should I plant? How much sun should the garden get? Should I construct raised beds? Some advice for all the first-time gardeners out there.

March 27, 2011

Build Your Garden 

DIY Compost Bins: The Cure For The Common Cold (Snap)

Shake off the not-quite-warm-enough blues, throw on a couple of layers, and get your heaps in order because planting season is just around the corner.

August 2, 2010

Factory Farming 

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Pigs Living Naturally, Meat In The City

The first part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about growing up in the midwest and the treatment of pigs in industrial farming operations.

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