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Growing the Most Cost-Effective Vegetables


Plant these backyard vegetable crops to save money, eat well.

Why Are Today's Vegetables Less Nutritious?


How building soil, growing heirlooms can stop nutrient decline in vegetables and fruits.

Stop Wasting Food!


Reducing food waste at home not only helps the environment, it saves us money. Here's how. The Environmental Protection Agency determined ...

New Study Finds Pesticide In Pollen, Honey


Most hives, honeybees examined in state study found to carry neonicotinoids, the pesticides linked to colony collapse disorder. A new study ...

Why Grow Organic? Taste.


There are many reasons to eat organically. Better taste is one.

Farm-To-Table Boosts Garden Tourism


Organic produce, local-source dining and rural pleasures tempt visitors. It's Tulip Festival month in the Skagit Valley of Washington state, one ...

Gardening with Chickens

Bugs & Thugs

Natural fertilizer and pest control from the birds that give us eggs and companionship.

Sales of Non- GMO Foods Push Market


More and more shoppers are buying foods free of GMOs. And that's good for farmers. The Wall Street Journal (behind a pay-wall) ...

Old Malls Grow Green


Roof-top farms and green-house gardens help reclaim agricultural land from urban sprawl.

Cruel Livestock Research


What constitutes humane treatment of farm animals? A recent expose of the United States Department of Agriculture's Meat Animal Research Center ...

Soil Health: The New, Sustainable Green Revolution


The world is learning the value of improving soils and growing without chemicals.

Food Safety ... Who's Paying Attention?


New pork program calling for quicker, less thorough inspection creates issues. The safety of our food supply is a critical issue to ...

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