Organic Gardening

  • Composting the Easy Way
    Posted in: Organic Gardening

    by Michael J. McGroarty Having an ample supply of good rich compost is the gardeners’ dream. It has many uses, and all of those uses will result in nicer plants.  However, composting can be time consuming and hard work.  I place a reasonable value on my time, so spending hours and hours turning compost piles doesn’t qualify as a […]

  • Rethinking the New Plant Hardiness Zone Map
    Posted in: Organic Gardening

    By JOANNA M. FOSTER September 14, 2012, 2:29 pm U.S.A.Outdated already? The U.S.D.A.’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map for 2012 located above. For gardeners sad to see the summer drawing to a close, there’s some comfort to be drawn from the fall planting season for perennials, trees and shrubs, which is just around the corner. What’s […]

  • Underground greenhouse for year-round gardening
    Posted in: From the Editor, Organic Gardening

    Kimberley Mok Design / Green Architecture February 22, 2013 Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it’s coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses. Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more […]

  • Organic Versus Healthy, Consumer Perceptions With Food Claims
    Posted in: From the Editor, Healthy Food Choices, Organic Gardening

    Organic Versus Healthy, Consumer Perceptions With Food Claims By Rebecca M Baker The study was conducted using organic cookies versus conventional cookies that contained the same amount of calories. Participants perceived the organic cookies as more healthy, therefore, they felt that exercise was less important because of the perceptions of organic being healthy. The judgments […]

  • The MONSANTO Monster
    Posted in: Foods to Avoid, From the Editor, Organic Gardening

    We all consume Monsanto products and have to stop supporting these corporate evil doers…they are killing us!     By now, nearly all informed people recognize that Monsanto is widely regarded as the most evil corporation on our planet. But what, exactly, makes Monsanto so evil? Why is Monsanto worse than a pharmaceutical company, a […]

  • Top 6 Ways to avoid GMOs
    Posted in: Foods to Avoid, From the Editor, Organic Gardening

    Without proper labeling let us know what has GMOs (which the scumbags in the American government will not mandate) it is very hard to distinguish what products or produce are or contain GMOs or not…here are some tips to help recognize GMOs in what you buy…   Tip #1: Buy Organic Certified organic products cannot […]

  • Wake Up America to GMO Food (GMO’s)
    Posted in: Foods to Avoid, From the Editor, Organic Gardening

    Genetically Modified Organics or GMO Food (GMO) are destroying our planet…GMO Food are poison!   What are GMOs? GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not […]

  • The Gangster Gardener
    Posted in: From the Editor, Organic Gardening

    The Ron Finley (the Gangster Gardener) Project Join Ron (the gangster gardener)as he embarks on his next project: igniting a (horti)cultural revolution! Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food. Ron […]

  • Aquaponics for Home Gardening
    Posted in: From the Editor, Organic Gardening

    Aquaponics /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/, is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from […]

  • The Edible City
    Posted in: From the Editor, Organic Gardening

    The Edible City – transform unproductive spaces into agricultural landscapes   As the fresh food revolution sweeps the nation, more and more people are seeking out delicious offerings from local growers. We have had our fill of tasteless, woody tomatoes from the far reaches of the globe and have begun tasting again—thanks to farmers’ markets […]

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