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Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt

Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt

Soil keeps us alive and regulates the climate. Let’s give it the respect it deserves.
Why leaving your leaves is loving your leaves

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.

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.
Five ways to grow food when you don't have a garden

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Giving our soil, and ourselves, a chance to rest

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.