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Our gardens and yards are strands in a huge web connecting all living creatures.

Caring for the environment starts with thoughtful decisions at home about chemicals that could impact pollinating insects, wildlife, water sources and more. Read more to see how small changes add up to a healthier world.

Organic Gardening Based on Location


Understanding hardiness zones and growing conditions guarantees success.

Mulch Hits the Big Screen

Compost & Soil

Documentary film on master gardener Paul Gautschi's got the spirit.

Avoiding Water Stressed Plants


Make sure your plants don't receive too little or too much water.

Bees, Butterflies Both Battling Demise

Beneficial Insects

Pesticide use may leave us a world without pollinators.

Where the Wild Things Are


Home gardens provide habitat for birds, butterflies and wildlife.

Lessons from the Garden

Bugs & Thugs

A crow, a row of seedlings, and repeated frustration spotlight the adaptability and ingenuity of gardeners.

Soil: America's Greatest Resource

Compost & Soil

A recent project looks to catalog the earth beneath us.

Patience When Planting Peas: The Payoff


Wait for the right soil temperatures and conditions before sowing pea seeds.

Agricultural Water Use


How can we use less water to grow the produce needed in this country?

Kids and Cabbage, Exploding Cows & Global Warming


News items on student gardening programs, food marketing, and the complications of climate change.

GMO Wheat and Drought


Advocates for genetically modified wheat make questionable claims.

Facing Drought


What should gardeners do in the face of water shortages?