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Use these water-saving gardening techniques to survive a "mega-drought"

6/8/2015 - Whether or not you believe in man-made climate change, one thing is indisputable: that the Southwestern United States are experiencing a record-breaking drought that has lasted for around 14 years. This particular drought has the potential of becoming what is termed a "megadrought" -- one which lasts...

Planting a DIY vertical garden

6/5/2015 - There are many good reasons to grow your own food. You'll save money while eating healthier, and you'll have the unmatched pleasure of eating flavorful ripe vegetables, fruits and herbs that taste much better than anything you can buy in the supermarket. You'll also have control over the process,...

Learn how to plant a high-yield secret survival garden

6/3/2015 - When the SHTF, those with the means of growing their own food will have the best shot at survival. However, in a post-apocalyptic world or simply a society that has suffered an economic collapse, anything you are able to grow will be a tempting target for roving marauders. If you have a traditional...

DIY solutions for natural pest control to allow your garden to flourish

6/2/2015 - Natural pest control is actually less expensive than using pesticides, and it's safer for your garden, your family, wildlife and the environment. Each year North American homeowners use a staggering 136 million pounds of pesticides on lawns, gardens and inside their homes. (http://eartheasy.com/grow_nat_pest_cntrl.htm)The...

Include these companion plants in your garden to help grow tomatoes

5/17/2015 - With spring in full swing, gardeners across North America have been busily tending to their gardens to prepare for another year of successful food production. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just planting for the first time, there are always some tricks that can help make your garden the best...

Julia Parker-Dickerson to be featured speaker at 'Home Grown Food Summit'

4/4/2015 - Julia Parker-Dickerson, who serves as the Director of Youth Education Programs with the National Gardening Association, will be a featured speaker at an upcoming, free online event called the "Home Grown Food Summit." The summit will include dozens of presenters who will provide information about...

Pallets make great garden planters - Here's how to make sure they aren't leaching toxic chemicals

3/14/2015 - Using repurposed materials for your home garden is a win-win. Not only are recycled materials more sustainable and better for the environment, but they also add a rustic-looking, decorative touch to your garden. Currently, one of the most popular gardening trends are small vertical gardens, typically...

3D print your own garden grow box: Texas inventor releases 3D parts and instructions for self-watering grow systems

2/26/2015 - (Natural News) (Press release) Texas inventor and science lab director Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") has publicly launched 3D printable parts and instructions for making your own self-watering float valve, the key component in non-electric hydroponic grow systems. The automatic float valve...

Make your own antibacterial bandages with these garden plants

1/13/2015 - When most people accidentally cut or scrape themselves, the first item they reach for is a store-bought bandage. After all, they're convenient; just pluck them out of a box, peel off the protective covering and slap them on. Plus, many of them come in bright colors or feature images of cartoon characters,...

Consumer Wellness Center awards eleven grants to help teach food self-reliance, nutrition and healthy food choice to women and children

1/12/2015 - As the Executive Director of the Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org), I'm thrilled to announce the 2014 grant recipients who received grant funding from the CWC to promote food self-reliance and nutrition programs all around the world. As Natural News readers know, the CWC is a non-profit...

Want to cultivate a vegetable garden? Here are some tips to get started!

12/27/2014 - Creating a vegetable garden is not only about enjoying tasty foods in a convenient manner but about having access to foods that are safe for consumption. Considering all of the pesticides that are typically used in growing the many vegetables that are sold in markets, taking control by growing them...

Five reasons why you're totally crazy if you aren't growing your own food

12/15/2014 - As things get ever crazier in the world, there are more reasons than ever to grow at least some of your own food. In fact, I say you're crazy if you don't grow some food! Here are five huge reasons why... #1) With food prices skyrocketing, you'll save money by growing your own Have you priced...

How to become obese and diabetic in just 7 weeks: Olive Garden announces 'Never Ending Pasta Pass' for $100

9/8/2014 - Cough up a hundred bucks at the Olive Garden website and you too can participate in 7 weeks of gorging yourself on unlimited pasta. As a P.R. stunt, Olive Garden is selling 1000 "Never Ending Pasta Passes" that allow customers to consume unlimited quantities of pasta, bread, Coca-Cola drinks and salads...

San Francisco to support urban agriculture with new tax break zone

8/29/2014 - Everywhere in the United States, home owners who grow vegetables or fruit for their own families are hassled by local authorities and forced to destroy their gardens. But the trend in California is toward legalizing urban homegrown food supplies, even for commerce. The city of San Francisco is on...

Gardening key to helping cancer survivors heal emotionally and physically

6/28/2014 - In an effort to determine the role between gardening and the health of cancer survivors, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) studied both survivors and gardeners, pairing them together and noting the outcomes. (1) The study, Harvest for Health, concluded that cancer survivors...

DIY $2 self-watering garden bed - Grow produce easily, even in the toughest drought conditions

6/26/2014 - "When life gives you lemons, share them with neighbors!" enthuses the Food is Free Project, a grassroots organization based out of Austin, Texas. The project isn't advocating sharing bad luck; instead, it's championing the idea of connecting neighbors and communities with a bounty of free, homegrown...

Field-proven tips for successfully raising a summer vegetable garden

6/25/2014 11:46:33 AM - Now that you've wisely decided to create your own nutritious, money-saving, organic, summer veggie garden, here are some basic gardening tips for your success. (1) Check for first and last frost dates: Location is a key factor when deciding to plant a garden; it determines when and what you plant....

Five garden herbs to fight cancer

6/25/2014 - There are a number of reasons why a person might plant a garden. One of the most popular reasons for doing so is to have fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to use in cooking and at the table. For many people, their thoughts for planting a garden rarely venture beyond their taste buds. In addition...

Online herb gardening resource launched by University of Illinois

6/21/2014 - The University of Illinois Extension program has launched two new online services for Midwest gardeners: a website with advice on herb gardening and a mobile app with information on ornamental grasses. Grow your own herbsThe new website is an expanded and updated version of an older Extension site....

Are you watering your garden with lead and BPA from your garden hose?

6/11/2014 - Most people probably don't think twice about it as they water their lawns or gardens. But the average garden hose is teeming with chemicals like lead and bisphenol A (BPA), according to new research, and these toxins could be making you and your family sick. The Ecology Center, a U.S.-based research...

Helpful tips for building your own herb garden

4/24/2014 4:10:43 PM - Spring is in the air, which means the sweet essences of flowering citrus, leafy greens and other fresh fare are soon to follow. But for some people, joining in on this bountiful chorus with their own vegetable or herb gardens might sound too intimidating, or they're not exactly sure where to start....

How to grow food in a window sill, balcony or countertop: Amazing deals on urban preparedness seed and sprouting packs

3/27/2014 - Due to radical weather, drought, floods and the increasing failure of GMO crops, food prices have already skyrocketed 19% in the first quarter of 2014 (see chart below). To save money and also create at-home food security, more and more people are growing gardens, sprouting microgreens, building...

UPDATE: Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein

2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement: I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...

UPDATE: Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein

2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement: I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...

UPDATE: Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein

2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement: I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...

Feed your backyard chickens for free with garden produce, common weeds

10/23/2013 - One of the biggest complaints people who raise backyard chickens have is that commercial feed costs are often prohibitively expensive, especially when trying to raise chickens naturally without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides. But did you know that many common garden weeds make...

Four-year-old girl living in subsidized housing gets to keep vegetable garden, no thanks to USDA

9/5/2013 - One young girl's fight to keep her small vegetable garden, which had previously been threatened for elimination by a subsidized housing complex funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Agency, has ended in victory. After thousands of health freedom warriors petitioned...

Ron Finley, guerilla gardener of South Central LA, awarded 'Natural American Heroes' award from Natural News

8/20/2013 - Today Natural News issues its first "Natural American Heroes" award to Ron Finley, the "guerilla gardener" of South Central LA and founder of the Ron Finley Project. Ron Finley is a brilliant, inspiring, hands-on visionary who is unleashing the transformative power of "guerilla gardening" on the...

Research: Gardening fights depression naturally

7/18/2013 - It makes sense that cultivating a garden of any type can help one's state of mind, even preventing or resolving issues of depression. Focusing on nourishing plant life takes one's attention to nature and away from negative "stinkin' thinkin'" that fosters depression. The energy field of natural settings...

Helpful tips for keeping pests out of your organic garden

7/10/2013 - One of the biggest challenges that organic gardeners have long faced is invasive pests, which as you may well know tend to target food crops that have not been treated with toxic pesticides. But maintaining a truly organic garden is not an impossible task, especially if you are willing to take the time...

Feeding the soil: An introduction to the no-till gardening method

6/21/2013 - No-till gardening is a natural method of gardening that rejects mechanical means of horticulture, such as compacting, plowing, eroding and degrading the earth using tools and machines, in favor of less aggressive means that encourage soil fertility. Advocates of the no-till method believe that tilling...

Revitalize your backyard water garden with spring pond maintenance and cleaning

5/14/2013 - Including a backyard water garden in your yard surrounded with colorful heirloom flowers, vegetables and fruits can increase your property value and provide you with an oasis of tranquility. Although garden pond maintenance may be an unpleasant task, it's necessary for keeping your pond fountains and...

Kansas couple illegally raided by heavily-armed government agents for purchasing hydroponic garden equipment

4/22/2013 - An aggressive war on drugs initiative in America's heartland recently crossed the legal threshold in a major way, prompting one Kansas couple to fight back against this unprovoked tyranny with a lawsuit. Adlynn and Robert Harte of Leawood, Kansas, two former CIA agents, recently had their home raided...

Convert your garden to organic in just three years

4/12/2013 - Driven by consumer choice, the U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5 percent overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales. This organic sector continues to show steady growth and has been for the past 15 years, according to the Organic Trade Association's (OTA) web site. Why has the organic sector shown...

Bringing back the hanging gardens of Babylon -- Indoor urban vertical farming; the next gardening venture for survival and the new agriculture

3/26/2013 1:38:59 PM - Certain forward-thinking folks are reinventing farming as we know it. Indoor, organic urban farms growing food vertically using hydroponic and aquaponic principles, are sprouting around the country. The push for alternative methods of raising food follow in part, on the heels of local governments outlawing...

Lasagna gardening: A sustainable and no-till method of gardening

3/26/2013 - Lasagna gardening is a method of gardening that requires no tilling or weeding from the gardener, yet produces rich and fluffy soil. Also called 'sheet composting,' lasagna gardening involves building layers and layers of organic matter in a designated area of the garden, waiting until they compost,...

Easy guide to help you choose the best nursery plants for landscaping and vegetable gardens

3/18/2013 - Whether you're planting a vegetable garden or designing a back yard garden landscaping project, if you're not starting with seeds, it's important to buy healthy nursery plants from the start. Shopping for plants for a garden landscaping job or to add some color to your windowsill is usually a pleasurable...

Couple facing $500 a day fine for home garden in their own yard

1/11/2013 - An Orlando-area couple that faced prosecution from city officials over their front-yard garden in November is in hot water once again after refusing to dig up their veggies, only this time they are facing stiff financial penalties for their non-compliance. According to the Florida chapter of the...

Is Michelle Obama's 'natural food' campaign designed to hide the White House attack on organic food?

12/12/2012 - This article follows up on Mike Adams' devastating pieces exposing Dr. Oz and a coordinated high-level assault on organic food. http://www.naturalnews.com http://www.naturalnews.com/038157_Dr_Oz_organic_food_sellout.html How high does this assault on organic food go? Soon after her husband's...

Is Michelle Obama's 'natural food' campaign designed to the hide the White House attack on organic food?

12/4/2012 - This article follows up on Mike Adams' devastating pieces exposing Dr. Oz and a coordinated high-level assault on organic food. http://www.naturalnews.com http://www.naturalnews.com/038157_Dr_Oz_organic_food_sellout.html How high does this assault on organic food go? Soon after her husband's...

City of Orlando threatens man who planted a front yard vegetable garden

11/15/2012 - In a bid to perpetuate a growing culture of dependency, authorities in Orlando, Fla., are trying to force a resident to dig up a vegetable garden he planted in his front yard, saying the plot of produce is a violation of city ordinances. According to local reports, Jason Helvingston, who planted...

So what's vertical gardening all about? 13 Reasons to grow your vegetables in a vertical garden

10/18/2012 12:16:40 PM - Jack had it right when he planted the magic seeds that grew into a sky high beanstalk. Not only did he stumble upon the principles of vertical gardening; but Jack also discovered the path to abundance and self-reliance when he realized he could provide for himself and his family as a result of the riches...

City of Toronto destroys free community food garden, replaces it with useless grass

10/3/2012 - Less than a day before it was set to be fully harvested, a community food garden planted by "Occupy Gardens" volunteers in Queens Park, Toronto, back in May was forcibly destroyed and removed by City of Toronto workers in what appears to have been an act of spiteful, "Big Brother" oppression. Toronto...

Edible schoolyards and healthy cooking lessons - Growing fresh solutions for childhood obesity

9/19/2012 - Purple carrots, raspberry bushes and a bounty of schoolyard-grown vegetables are sprouting up around the nation. Edible schoolyards are teaching children about sustainability, nutrition and the fun of growing, cooking and eating their own food. As more of these gardens germinate from an idea to a full...

Gardening in small spaces 101 - Start a garden no matter your location

9/10/2012 - With the rash of veggie and herb garden raids on front yard gardens, it appears a fenced-in back yard garden is better if there is sunlight. Using creative solutions for gardening in small spaces is also a good idea. All the gardening suggestions mentioned here will require more research if you wish...

Easy tips for growing superfoods in your home garden

8/15/2012 - The superfood designation has been applied mostly to exotic food sources that contain very little bulk, few calories, but are high in nutritional value. Many of them, for example, chlorella or spirulina, are beyond home gardening capacity. Disease healing and preventative herbs are well within the...

Tree frogs in my garden: Health Ranger photos show delightful result of chemical-free gardening

8/12/2012 - I've got tree frogs in my garden! As the pictures below show in up-close detail, these tree frogs like to climb our broccoli plants. It's not just one frog, either; we've got dozens of frogs climbing around the garden, appearing each night and often singing with their high-pitched, cricket-like sounds. Why...

War on home gardens - Canada town outlaws food self-sufficiency

8/6/2012 - A Canadian couple that has been growing a beautiful, meticulously-maintained front yard vegetable and herb garden has been ordered by city officials to uproot most of it by September 1 or else face lofty fines. CBC News and others are reporting that the town of Drummondville in Quebec is actually planning...

15 Reasons a permaculture herb spiral lets you practice sustainable gardening in urban or country settings

6/27/2012 - Whether you're a city mouse or a country mouse -- with a high-rise patio or 1000 acres -- building an herb spiral near your kitchen allows you to partake in the sustainable permaculture revolution and have fresh organic culinary herbs at your fingertips. An herb spiral is a compact vertical garden built...

City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, destroys woman's edible landscaping with over 100 varieties of medicinal plants

6/20/2012 - An Oklahoma woman is the latest victim of government terrorism after City of Tulsa code enforcement officials came to her house and illegally tore up her entire edible garden, which contained over 100 varieties of medicinal plants. Denise Morrison was in full compliance with local laws concerning her...

Food freedom alert: City authorities in Ferguson, Mo., threaten to tear down another fully legal front yard garden

6/19/2012 - The city of Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, is trying to intimidate local resident Karl Tricamo into removing his organic, front-yard produce garden for what it says are numerous violations of local zoning laws. However, Ferguson's zoning laws do not, in fact, prohibit the type of garden...

Launch a revolution in your backyard with a micro eco-farm

6/15/2012 - From edible landscaping to biointensive gardening, Americans around the nation are discovering the financial beauty of creating practical solutions to our food woes. Beyond the dangers of GMO's and industrial farming, a basic fact remains: food costs are skyrocketing. Savvy individuals are recognizing...

South Carolina man starts urban garden to feed those in need, teach people how to grow food

6/4/2012 - The relatively modest, two-and-a-half acre plot of formerly unused land behind the Wild Radish Health Store in Greenville, South Carolina, is quickly burgeoning into a cornucopia of organic squash, kale, blueberries and other fresh fruits and vegetables. Thanks to the vision of one local man with a...

10 tips for companion planting for natural pest control and organic sustainability - Increase vegetable yields and improve flavor

5/13/2012 - Companion planting for pest control and to encourage plants to grow with more vigor has fascinated men for centuries; however, few backyard gardeners know how to use these natural methods for organic sustainability and how to improve your garden. Plants that work together to help one another grow; plants...

Occupy organic vegetable gardens - Rebirth of the Victory garden

5/11/2012 - During World Wars I and II, private citizens were encouraged to plant Victory gardens in an effort to support the war effort and take the strain off the food industry, providing more food for citizens living at home. Little gardens popped up all over the country and they were called Victory gardens...

7 tips for creating a successful organic vegetable garden almost anywhere

4/28/2012 - There is nothing like enjoying the fruits of your labor, literally! The seeds you just planted turn out as little shoots and flowers until they grow into bulbs and finally young little things waiting for their weaning. Picking the tomatoes and leafy greens you've been waiting to grow for weeks, can...

Killing ants naturally with natural ant exterminators from your pantry, garden and fridge

4/25/2012 4:48:06 PM - It's springtime and along with May flowers come infestations of every kind of ant, taking over house and yard. Many ants bite, and most are unwelcome visitors that are difficult to exterminate, such as carpenter and fire ants. How to get rid of ants without using toxic poisons around your home and garden?...

Fresno Calif. police drown man with garden hose after tasering and hogtying him

4/20/2012 - The Fresno Police Department (FPD) in California is the subject of a new lawsuit alleging extreme abuse by some of its officers that ended in a man dying. According to Courthouse News Service (CNS), unnamed officers repeatedly tasered Raul Rosas, a father of several small children, pepper-sprayed him,...

How to start practicing permaculture right now

3/7/2012 - Permaculture is a fundamental approach to food production and urban renewal, water, energy and pollution. It is based on the ethics of caring for people and our planet. It is about growing your own healthy food, being resourceful and environmentally responsible. Permaculture concepts, design principles...

How do I grow my own herbs indoors?

2/28/2012 - Growing your own herbs can add a new dimension to your cooking and give you the opportunity to save money by making your own herbal teas, tinctures and salves. Some people think herb gardening is an option only available to those who have access to a plot of land, but this is not true. Even if you live...

Six steps to create your own organic permaculture garden

2/22/2012 - Organic gardening avoids the use of chemicals to make plants grow or protect them from insects, relying instead on natural gardening principles used for thousands of years. Permaculture organic gardening goes a step further and also emphasizes growing plants sustainably, working with rather than against...

Parsley attracts predatory insects that protect your garden against pests

1/24/2012 - Companion planting is the ancient technique of planting different crops in close proximity that can provide benefits to each other. For example, the famous three sisters planting widely used by native people across North America involved planting beans to fix nitrogen in the soil, corn for the beans...

School turns abandoned athletic field into organic garden that grows thousands of pounds of produce to serve in cafeteria

12/4/2011 - A Denver, Co., public school has set the bar high for reconnecting the next generation of children with the food they eat. ABC 7 News in Denver reports that Denver Green School (DGS), an urban "innovation" school, has brought new life to an unused, one-acre athletic field by turning it into an organic...

Home and garden - Do not throw away questionable bentonite clay

12/2/2011 - Frequently asked questions are: "I have some old Bentonite clay that has been sitting in the garage and now it smells like gasoline. Can I still use it?" "I ordered clay hastily and got the cheap clay that turned out to be gritty and non-effective. What can I do with it now?" Don't throw that clay away!...

Authenticity grows from the ground up at NaturalNews - here's what I harvested from my garden and my free-range chickens

9/2/2011 - Since hanging out in Texas over the last few months, I've been working hard on my garden, improving the soil, and raising my chickens which are now producing eggs. Yesterday I made an omelet with my farm-fresh eggs and herbs picked right out of the garden. Check out the picture below of some of what...

Radiation-induced mutation breeding of plants was precursor to modern-day GMOs

8/27/2011 - The motives of feeding the world and ending hunger are expressed to keep critics at bay. Although some real issues are occasionally addressed successfully, scientists are prone to meddle with nature without investigating potential hazards. And there are those, including this author, who say the short...

Why is George Soros selling gold and buying farmland?

8/14/2011 - Food prices are skyrocketing all across the globe, and there's no end in sight. The United Nations says food inflation is currently at 30% a year, and the fast-eroding value of the dollar is causing food prices to appear even higher (in contrast to a weakening currency). As the dollar drops in value...

Guerilla gardeners sow seed bombs worldwide

7/27/2011 - Where blighted or abandoned land sits idle in vacant lots or on street meridians, under park benches or in the bare areas under trees, look for a latter day Johnny Appleseed to take aim. Under the radar of city planners and police, they may call their covert activities pavement pimping or guerilla or...

Dangerous levels of lead found in many garden hoses

7/25/2011 - Allowing your kids to play with the garden hose, filling the inflatable kiddie pool, nourishing your garden with hose water -- these all seem like harmless activities. However, research is now proving otherwise. Many commercially bought water hoses contain dangerously high levels of lead which leech...

Gardening activities reduce lung cancer risk by 50%

7/25/2011 - Not only is having a green thumb a great way to stay healthier and happier, but new research shows it can actually protect you from cancer. Noted cancer treatment and research center M.D. Anderson, at the University of Texas, found in a study that time spent gardening once or twice a week can reduce...

Food Forests - Design modern solutions from ancient traditions

7/15/2011 - The human practice of growing food from and amongst the trees goes back millennia. There are examples of food forests, or forest gardens, in Vietnam and Morocco stretching back hundreds and thousands of years respectively. Much of the east coast of North America was managed this way by the native peoples...

Food freedom alert: Bureaucrats in Michigan threaten woman with jail time for planting vegetable garden in her own yard

7/11/2011 - The anti-food tyrants are at it again, this time threatening a Michigan woman with fines and jail time for her "crime" of daring to plant tomatoes and peppers in her front yard. Your help is needed to take action and fire off an avalanche of complaints against the local bureaucrats in Michigan who are...

Many types of organic compost are really packaged human sewage

5/6/2011 - Do you want everything that goes down your drain winding up on your backyard produce? Well that's what happens to those who use organic compost made with municipal sewage. More than half of the 15 trillion gallons of sewage flushed annually by Americans ends up in a fertilizer product and those products...

National Gardening Month - Ten reasons to grow your own food

4/17/2011 - April is National Gardening Month. If you have never considered growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs, here are 10 reasons to start now. 1. Gardening is delicious. Homegrown produce, especially juicy tomatoes and fresh basil, are usually tastier than when store-bought. Plant what your family...

Garden with earthworms for sustainable development

1/1/2011 - The organic and sustainable development movements begin with the production of fertile soils. Sustainable development aims for a drastic reduction in the use of inorganic products. Individuals can all contribute to reducing the use of inorganic products. Using worms to produce compost is one of the...

Smart governments grow food using public spaces

11/22/2010 - Local governments across the United States are increasingly replacing lawns and ornamental landscapes with gardens and orchards to provide free food for their residents. "I want people to see city hall differently -- that it's our public land, and that it works for us and with us," said Sallie...

Superfood meal powder review: Garden of Life Raw Meal and Boku Superfood

8/17/2010 - It's time to review two of the industry's most popular superfood products: Raw Meal from Garden of Life (www.GardenofLife.com) and Boku Superfood from the Boku Superfood company (www.BokuSuperfood.com). I'll also mention some other notable and important superfood products at the conclusion of this article. Boku...

Teach Children Gardening and Give Them a Natural Head Start in Life

7/12/2010 - A new study conducted for Britain's Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has found that encouraging children to learn gardening boosts their development by helping them become happier, more confident, and more resilient. In addition, gardening also helps teach children patience and the benefits of a healthy...

Maintain Healthy, Sustainable Garden Soil

5/8/2010 - The first and most important thing a healthy garden needs is strong, nutritious soil to grow in. To grow your superfoods, you'll need to properly maintain your soil so that it will provide you with excellent, tasty, organic produce for years to come. Soil husbandry used to be the foundation of farming....

Sustainable Gardening Starts with Good Soil

5/3/2010 - The foundation of a healthy, bountiful garden is its soil. Most any ground can become a good garden with the right care and maintenance. There`s no need to buy a bunch of potting or garden soil from the store either. The best soil is that which you build yourself, naturally. It`s easier to do than you...

Start Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

4/23/2010 - Growing your own organic garden may be easier than you think. Not only does growing your own organic produce fill you with an incredible sense of gratification, but it also ensures that it is 100% untouched by chemicals. When you have produce right out in your own back yard, it is always guaranteed...

Seed Starting Tips: Start Your Sustainable Garden Today

4/16/2010 - Growing your own food for health, fun, and sustainability is a no-brainer. You can grow your own superfoods,1 tasty morsels, and more and you don`t need a lot of space or know-how to do it. Now is the time to get started if you plan to grow your own food this year. Seed starting is simply...

Grow Your Own Superfoods in Your Home Garden This Year

3/19/2010 - When most people think of the term "superfood," they think of exotic fruits or imported vegetables from places with foreign names and distant locales. In reality, many of the foods you likely eat and even grow in your own garden are superfoods. The common definition of a superfood is any food (fruit,...

How to Have an Organic Lawn and Garden

3/13/2010 - With winter finally winding down it's time to start thinking about spring and all the lawn care that will need to be done. Everyone wants a beautiful yard they can be proud of. Many people rush out and buy fertilizers and weed killers to spray on their lawns in hopes to have that beautiful coveted green...

Now is the Time for Your Fall Garden Plans

8/10/2009 - When gardeners get to late summer, they begin to think about their harvest and winter time plans. Often overlooked by the home or hobby gardener, though, is the fall garden. This can be one of the most productive times for a garden, rather than the winding down and cleanup many consider it to be. Summer...

Falling Economy Spurs Home Gardening Boom

6/21/2009 - The economic downturn has led to a concurrent resurgence in the popularity of backyard food gardening, according to industry surveys and analysis of this year's seed orders. "People's home grocery budget got absolutely shredded, and now we've seen just this dramatic increase in the demand for our...

Grow It Yourself: Save Money, Help Earth, and Improve Your Quality of Life

2/23/2009 - The Telegraph reported that "26% [of residents in Britain] are growing their own fruit and vegetables" [1]. One-quarter of British populations now choose gardening at home in order to improve their quality of life during difficult times. As a result, this has helped many UK residents to considerably...

Organic Gardening Offers Many Health Benefits and Helps Plants and Animals

2/11/2009 - Many scientific studies have begun to conclude that organic gardening is beneficial for every level of life: soil, plants and animals, insects, water and air quality, as well as our own mental and physical health. Certain conventional farming practices have led to increases of pollutants in our air,...

Plan a Victory Garden and Help Create the World in which You Live

1/26/2009 - Nothing gives a boost in the dead of winter like planning for the earth's awakening in the spring. This year more people than ever will reunite with nature through their victory gardens. Last seen at the end of the World War II, these gardens have come to represent our fight to regain control of our...

Victory Gardens Symbolize a New Age

8/23/2008 - Victory gardens are popping up all over. Last seen during World War II, these gardens now represent our fight to regain control of our lives and our health. They are the first battlefields against the increasing corporate tyranny, a battle that may end with us throwing off the philosophy of every man...

Reasons for Starting Your Own Garden

5/24/2008 - The Season of Spring is lavish with its abundance. Before we even ask, nature blesses us with every shade of color and profusion of green. Far and wide, beauties of nature are bursting forth with new growth and blossoms. Our copious supply abounds everywhere. Everyone is relieved spring has finally...

A School Program for Kids in the Garden and Kitchen

3/4/2008 - An initiative to encourage healthy food choices and at the same time educate children about growing and cooking foods has the endorsement of the Australian Federal Government for a rollout of the program to schools around Australia. The concept called "A Kitchen Garden" is designed for children in...

Product review: Read this before buying the AeroGrow AeroGarden countertop herb garden

2/21/2007 - There's a new countertop herb garden device on the market called "AeroGarden," and it's being sold by catalog companies, online retailers and even some home product stores. Marketing text written about the AeroGarden device claims the unit, "...uses aeroponics, a form of gardening tested by NASA and...

Gardeners.com not only has great products for gardening buffs, but exemplary customer service

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