Learning Self-Sufficiency Through Community Organic Gardens

Learning Self-Sufficiency Through Community Organic Gardens

Look around your neighborhood.  In a ten block drive, how many places can you count that could potentially become a community organic garden? Experts say community garden initiatives are a great way to give a parent and family a sense of self worth. They also bring people together so they can get to know their neighbors - something that's becoming rarer in the era of tablets and cell phones.

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Conventional Gardening? Organic Gardening? The Differences

Conventional Gardening? Organic Gardening? The Differences

As home gardeners, there is a tendency to focus on the plants and practices in our own yards and on our own tables. But as you probably already know, there's so much more to gardening. Example: our readers often ask, "What's the difference between organic and conventional gardening?" It can be a confusing subject, especially as different organizations, different farms, and different gardeners may have very different definitions. Let's break things down when it comes to organic vs. conventional gardening.

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When and Where to Use Liquid Organic Fertilizer

When and Where to Use Liquid Organic Fertilizer

When it comes to fertilizing your garden, have you considered liquid organic fertilizers? These are growing in popularity due to their ease of use and low risk of harm to plants. And you can even make your own! Here’s the dig on this category of fertilizers, and when to add them to your garden.

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Improving Your Soil with Organic Matter

Improving Your Soil with Organic Matter

Any gardener will tell you: most flowering plants perform best in soils high in organic matter. Enriched with organic materials, soil becomes loose and easy to dig and plant. Adding compost is one of the easiest ways to add organic matter to your soil, and you will see the results almost immediately. This is how you create compost ...

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“Organic” or Not? Your One Easiest Tip to Know For Sure

“Organic” or Not? Your One Easiest Tip to Know For Sure

Organic gardening. What IS it? Organic has different meanings to different gardeners…and even has varying interpretations depending upon the actual product, the processing, the country of origin and more. So how DO you know you’re really organic gardening? Read the full article to find out more!

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Prepping Your Lawn for Spring: The Organic Edition

Prepping Your Lawn for Spring: The Organic Edition

Spring lawn prep is easy. Clear things out a bit and put down some fertilizer and a great weed-killing mix. Except if you’re an organic gardener. If you are, what do you do? What fertilizer should you use, and if it’s a natural preparation, is its application different from commercial grade soils? And what about those weeds? Read the full article to find out more!

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Spring is Coming! Do You Know Your Gardening Zone?

Spring is Coming! Do You Know Your Gardening Zone?

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