Food Every Year: Perennial Fruits and Vegetables Jun07

Food Every Year: Perennial Fruits and Vegetables

Planting a new crop every year takes quite a bit of work and dedication. Thankfully, the world has given us fruits and vegetables that you can plant one year and enjoy for the next several. Perennial fruits and vegetables are a great way to build a sustainable garden without spending dozens of hours each planting season. You might instantly think “apple tree,” but there are many, many more options out there that produce food year in and year out. The site Village Green Network offers some pretty great articles on all things sustainable, and this is one of their gems. When you think perennial, start thinking guacamole made from avocados, crunchy asparagus,  and sweet and sour raspberry pie....

Morel Mushrooms Grown at Home May04

Morel Mushrooms Grown at Home

Sounds impossible. Sounds improbable. It can be done. Morel mushrooms might just be some of the tastiest mushrooms to grow in North America. In my neck of the woods, the things can be found by taking a walk in the park, having a mushroom identification book on hand, and slicing them down the middle to be sure of no false-positives. One thing is for sure, morels are not easy to find (and can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are looking for). So why not take the guess work out of it entirely? Mushroom Appreciation.Com  is a great resource for the mushroom lovers out there. In one of their more useful posts, the site discusses four different ways to grow moral mushrooms at home. The article “Different Ways of Growing Morel Mushrooms” is a god-send for all those seeking a better, safer, more convenient way to enjoy the tasty mushroom treat....

Edible Container Gardens: 6 Tips Apr25

Edible Container Gardens: 6 Tips...

When you don’t have much space and the weather is violent, container gardens can be the perfect option for a bit of homegrown produce. When venturing into any gardening technique, a few tips from a seasoned professional is essential. Edible container gardens, when done right, can be a fun, convenient, and attractive way to grow vegetables, herbs, and even a few fruits. The Micro Gardener is the content-rich blog of Anne, gardener and small-space-genius. Want a way to grow without the space of a micro-farm? Container gardening might just be the answer....

Raising Goats: An Introduction Oct27

Raising Goats: An Introduction...

Raising goats is a much more rewarding enterprise than you might think. Valuable fiber, great meat, and a nearly unlimited supply of milk and cheese is waiting in these precocious, entertaining creatures. Raising goats does, however, require a bit of expertise and some hard work.  Grit (an off-shoot of Mother Earth News) offers some great advice for anyone who is thinking about raising a few goats. Check out the detailed info from Grit to start cultivating this valuable type of life....

Starting from Seeds (Courtesy Organic Gardening Magazine) Oct25

Starting from Seeds (Courtesy Organic Gardening Magazine)...

Starting plants from seeds is an essential step in cultivating life and becoming truly self-sustaining. Creating sustainable agriculture means understanding how to start from seed in order to create and cultivate crops that are adapted to a unique geographical location. Organic Gardening is one of the best sites for those interested in cultivating life and learning organic gardening skills....

Growtest.Org: How to Grow an Organic Vegetable Garden Oct20

Growtest.Org: How to Grow an Organic Vegetable Garden...

Growing your own organic vegetable garden is much easier than you might expect. Growtest.Org offers a video tutorial guided by the editor of Organic Gardening that explains all you need to create a successful organic vegetable garden. Growtest.Org is a wonderful resource for news, tutorials, and social activism revolving around sustainable growing practices....