Save Seed Sharing Campaign

Last summer when Pennsylvannia's Department of Agriculture shut down the seed library at the Mechanicsville Public Library stating that they were breaking laws the news went viral with gardeners, off-griders, and food activists blasting thousands of complaints into...

Industrial Hemp: An American Saga

Cultivating Hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) has provided the people of the earth a sustainable source of fiber for thousands of years. The oldest known human artifact is a piece of hemp fabric from ancient Mesopotamia dating back to around 8,000 BC. The...

The Earthship: Grounded Living

Coming from the north, east or west it seems like a little hill grown over by grass. Approaching the Earthship from the south, one finds a crystal-like greenhouse instead. Surprising, but with a moment’s thought, you realize that the windows are facing south for a...

Keyhole Garden: Growing & Composting Combo

A drought tolerant garden is a must in places where it's consistently hot and dry through the summer months, making a keyhole garden of huge interest to people in the southwestern US. But there are more benefits to building this kind of garden, and not having to water...

Aquaponics: Europe’s Largest Urban Farm

UF002 De Schilde with almost half an acre (19,000 sq.ft./1,900 m2) of urban farming space devoted to aquaponics and vegetable production celebrates the completion of construction a May 20th Grand Opening event onsite in The Hague. It's the second major project for...

Is Reusing Potting Soil A Good Idea?

The idea that reusing potting soil is taboo has been in place since the early days of cultivating plants in containers. But so has the direction that one should never reuse the pots themselves. Yet, millions of people recycle pots, so why not get...