Want a Sustainable, Soft, Grass-Like Lawn? Plant This

August 3, 2018 at 12:52 am




Clover is softer and more sustainable than grass. It fixes the soil, attracts beneficial pollinators and wildlife, and requires no water, fertilizer, herbicide or mowing! Plus, it’s edible!

The Amazon is a Man-Made Food Forest, Researchers Discover

August 1, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Most of the edible plants in the rainforest were planted by humans over 4500 years ago, new study finds. Modern farmers should look to these ancient forest gardeners for the key to sustainable food production.

How to Attract “Super Pollinator” Mason Bees

July 13, 2018 at 1:12 pm





One native mason bee can pollinate as many blossoms as 100 honey bees. And they’re endangered, so here’s how to help them out, while they help your garden grow:

How to Attract Fireflies to Your Home

June 23, 2018 at 7:40 pm




Remember when fireflies used to light up the summer nights like a million tiny twinkling stars? Here’s how to bring them back:

5 Weeds You WANT in Your Garden

June 9, 2018 at 11:26 pm





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

Saving Our Soil: The Next Great American Revolution

June 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm




Agriculture Ruined Our Relationship with the Earth, Forest Gardening Can Fix It

April 4, 2018 at 4:31 pm




Agriculture made us enemies of the Earth. Live Free or Die star Tony Troia explains how forest gardening can turn us back into best friends.

Tony and Amelia eating in their forest garden on their National Geographic reality TV show “Live Free or Die

Grow a 100-Year-Old Food Forest in Your Backyard in Just 10 Years

March 8, 2018 at 5:05 am




Engineer develops method for growing mature, dense food forests in just 10 years

Most of the world we live in today was once forest, our natural habitat for millions of years.

One-Acre Permaculture Garden Feeds 50 Families

February 24, 2018 at 2:36 pm




One-acre garden provides fruit, veggies and eggs for 50 families with very little labor

More and more people are learning growing food doesn’t have to be hard work. When you work with nature instead of against it, it does much of the work for you.

Here’s What Happens When You Add Earthworms to Your Garden

January 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm





Earthworms build topsoil from scratch and increase food production up to 75 percent, meta-analysis finds


In order to “meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population,” soil scientists from the Netherlands have published a report on what they believe is one the most important factors effecting crop production — earthworms.