America’s First Urban “Agrihood” in Detroit Feeds 2000 Families in a 2-Mile Radius

September 22, 2022 at 1:06 am




A blighted neighborhood in Detroit has been transformed into a beautiful “agrihood” built around a 3-acre organic farm and orchard

Want Butterflies Next Spring? Don’t Rake Your Fall Leaves, National Wildlife Federation Urges

September 21, 2022 at 7:38 pm





Drop that rake! Along with fall leaves, you’re raking up the butterfly pupae attached to them, as well as winter habitat for salamanders, chipmunks, box turtles and toads. Let them fertilize your lawn instead.

 

“No-Dig” Garden Bed Produces 20% More Veggies than Tilled Bed Next to It

September 16, 2022 at 12:15 am




Man grows 20% more veggies by doing WAY less work, proving tilling your garden beds is counterproductive

They might not look much different, but the “no-dig” garden on the left produced 26 more pounds of vegetables last spring than the bed on the right that took hours to till and weed. Credit: Charles Dowding

Steep “Hugelkulture” Beds Can Produce For Decades Without Watering or Fertilizing

August 11, 2022 at 12:51 am




Steep garden beds formed over a mound of rotting logs prevent soil compaction, hold onto water like a sponge, provide nutrients for decades, create more surface area for crops and an easier height for harvesting.

A Single Dragonfly Can Eat Hundreds of Mosquitoes Per Day, Plant This to Attract Them to Your Yard

June 21, 2022 at 3:44 pm




Plant these aquatic plants in a barrel of water and never worry about mosquitoes, termites, deerflies, blackflies or horseflies again!

Why Unwashed, Unrefrigerated Eggs are Actually Safer

June 17, 2022 at 12:36 am




It’s actually against the law to wash eggs in Europe, and for a good reason!

11 Reasons a Clover Lawn is Better than Grass Lawn

April 2, 2022 at 12:52 am




Time to give up and let the clover take over! Clover doesn’t need to be mowed, watered, weeded or fertilized, and it’s softer than grass.

How to Grow a “100-Year-Old” Forest in 10 Years

March 8, 2022 at 5:05 am




Engineer develops method for growing a food forest ten times faster than normal  

14 Beautiful Perennial Flowers That’ll Bloom Year After Year and Never Need to be Replanted

March 7, 2022 at 8:35 am




 
Perennial flowers also make excellent cover crops for your veggie garden, improving soil and keeping pests away!

5 Weeds You WANT in Your Garden

March 1, 2022 at 11:26 pm





Increase the productivity of your garden by harnessing the power of these five weeds

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