Issue 36: USA & Canada

Medicinal

In this issue

Growing Monster Plants Organically

Gardening organically doesn’t mean you can’t grow monster crops! Follow these tips and tricks from Cody J Garret-Tait to maximize the size of your plants.

Get Better Fruits By Understanding Roots

Do you understand your plant’s roots? Rich Hamilton tells us how getting to know roots and keeping them healthy will lead to better fruits and yields!

The Stench Of Power: Making Comfrey Tea

It’s easy to make but be warned; it’s stinky! Martyna Krol gives us the ins and outs of comfrey tea, the ultimate organic drink for your gardens.

Five Marys Farms

Siskiyou County, California, United States

Five Marys Farms old-world butchery method means only one animal is dealt with at a time, and all of their products undergo a 21 to 28-day dry-aging process.

Upland Organics

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, Canada

Upland Organics is a family-run certified organic grain farm. On over 2,000 acres of land, they grow pulses, cereals, and oilseeds.

First Light Farm

Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada

First Light Farm grows food with the environment and local community in mind; their market gardening production style seeks to turn undeveloped land into rich and nutritious food sources for their neighbors.

Bray Grove Farm

Grundy County, Illinois, United States

Lovely compost teas and ferments replace chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and a carefully scheduled rotation of produce and cover crops help preserve the soil.

Growing A Garden For Health and Well-Being

Gardens are beautiful and can be a food source, but they’re so much more than that. Anne Gibson teaches us about the many joys a wellness garden can bring.

Cold-Tolerant Veggies To Grow In Your Spring Garden

Itching to get back into the garden but still a little too chilly out there? Forget about it! Get your growing season started with these cold-tolerant veggies.

Reservoir Tank Troubles – Understanding Reservoir Fluctuations

Growing indoors is fun, but there’s a lot of chemistry behind it! Rich Hamilton takes a look at common reservoir tank troubles and how to fix them.

Comfrey In The Garden: A Powerful Medicinal Weed

You might think it’s just a humble-looking weed, but finding comfrey in the garden is a bonus! Caroline Rivard explains why medicinal growers love it.

Chitin: The Secret To Organic Gardening

All organic growers should know about chitin. This “superfood” compound is found in crustaceans, insects, and fungi alike, and your gardens will love it!

Après La Pluie: An Artisanal Organic Cannabis Farm

Après La Pluie wants to do things differently. Catherine Sherriffs details how the outdoor cannabis farm in Quebec is keeping things organic and small-scale.