Issue 55: USA & Canada

Organic & Regenerative

One of the reasons we are so passionate about making this magazine is to share our love for sustainable growing methods that are good for plants, people, and the planet. To be clear, I am not against mineral nutrients; I have been growing with them for over 20 years. However, I am against chemical pesticides and fungicides and Big Ag’s destruction of our earth’s soil. We are for building healthy soil and finding ways to grow your fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, herbal medicines, and foraging when possible.

This edition is chock full of great articles on various organic-themed subjects, including something from one of Canada’s greatest growers and our newest writer, Dustan McLean. His article, “Organoponics 2.0”, details his hybrid cultivation method that blends the best of organic and minerals. Our editor, Catherine Sherriffs, interviewed various regenerative growing experts for this edition and writes about building edible perennial gardens and the trendy topic of chaos gardening. You’ll also learn about biochar, foliar feeding, banker plants, living soil, and our universal hatred for aphids.

We all want the same thing: a beautiful, bountiful, healthy garden. This edition will help you on that journey.


In this issue

Marissa’s Herb Garden

Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Marissa’s Herb Garden is passionate about finding natural ways to heal. All of the herbs grown on this small-scale farm are seed-to-skin.

Mountain Man Micro Farms

Franktown, Colorado, United States

Mountain Man Micro Farm specializes in growing delicious microgreens using soil and sunshine in a gorgeous Colorado greenhouse.

A Guide To Creating A Regenerative, Sustainable Garden Space

Regenerative gardens work closely with nature and are highly productive. Catherine Sherriffs offers tips for creating a sustainable and eco-friendly space.

Embrace the Chaos and Leave the Ego at the Garden Gate

Those so-called gardening rules are out the window; it’s time to embrace the chaos, spread some seeds, and see what takes. Catherine Sherriffs explains.