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Why leaving your leaves is loving your leaves
Leaves can be incredibly helpful in garden beds, and are a winter refuge for wildlife – as long as we don’t take them away.
Nov 22nd, 2015
How to store vegetable seeds
Seeds take care of us by providing delicious food, so let’s take care of them. Use these tips to store vegetable seeds.
Nov 15th, 2015
Five ways to grow food when you don't have a garden
It turns out that condo-dwellers have some surprising advantages when it comes to growing food.
Nov 7th, 2015
What happens when you plant seeds in November?
Gardening is all about curiosity and creative exploration. Sometimes, I try things that break all the rules, just because it’s fun and interesting. Like planting seeds in November.
Nov 1st, 2015
What gardeners eat in the fall
The rewards of year-round gardening are truly delicious. At this time of year, there’s plenty to harvest and little maintenance required.
Oct 25th, 2015
Why cities are the future of sustainable food
From the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact to farm-to-table dinners to investment co-ops, cities are driving the local food movement. It’s more than just a trend.
Oct 18th, 2015
How to plant garlic like a pro [video]
Garlic is an ideal urban crop because it takes up surprisingly little space, and October is the month to plant it. Here's how to grow it in your garden.
Oct 12th, 2015
Food security is a political issue
Access to healthy and affordable food is one of the most basic things we need to ensure a safe and productive society. The right to food deserves to be an election issue.
Oct 4th, 2015
Giving our soil, and ourselves, a chance to rest
Just like us, plants suffer when they aren’t adequately nourished. Fall can be a good time to give your soil a rest.
Sep 27th, 2015
How to do a fall garden cleanup
September is the time to do a fall garden cleanup. By clearing space, we’ll prevent disease and be able to make room for the last of the season’s plantings, like garlic and broad beans.
Sep 20th, 2015