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The Many Benefits of Social Gardens

Most of us can’t afford the acres of rolling farmland we imagine in daydreams, but combining resources can allow friends and neighbors to enjoy gardening activities – and fresh produce — with a minimal investment. While some neighborhoods have land set aside for official “community gardens”, a social or shared garden is more of an […]

5 Cool Tools for City Gardeners

Just because you lack 10 acres of farmland doesn’t mean you can’t indulge yourself in the relaxing benefits of country life. Here are some of our favorite ways to bring the joys of gardening to city apartments: 1.To Bee – If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at bee keeping but thought you didn’t […]

Pickling Fruits and Vegetables

Yes, you read the title correctly. Not only can you pickle vegetables, you can pickle all kinds of fruits. And it’s easy. Pickling involves immersing a fruit or vegetable in a mixture of vinegar, salt, and spices and letting it all ferment. Pickles are low in fat and calories and, depending on what you’ve pickled, […]

Planting a Kitchen Herb Garden

In many zones, Mother’s Day weekend marks the start of the edible plant-growing season. If you’ve patiently waited for the danger of a freeze to pass, you don’t have to wait any longer to get your hands dirty. One of the easiest and most enjoyable parts of gardening season is starting the herb garden. Herbs […]