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Produce is a vehicle for our soulsnew

Pesticides kill bugs — how can they not be killing people? San Diego — indeed, California — is a leader in the production of organic vegetables and fruit.
San Diego Reader  |  Candice Reed  |  01-09-2014  |  Gardening

Big Gardens, Small Farmsnew

The Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network strives to make sustainable farming a thriving enterprise in the state.
Jackson Free Press  |  Daniel Doyle  |  08-04-2013  |  Gardening

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Landnew

A look at a new book, by Gary Paul Nabhan, that explores agricultural techniques gleaned from the world's deserts that could help farmers and gardeners deal with the new normal of climate uncertainty.
Weekly Alibi  |  Ari LeVaux  |  07-11-2013  |  Gardening

Back to Our Rootsnew

Sometimes, getting away makes you think even more fondly of home. A recent excursion to Nashville left me thinking about the progress I've seen in our city the past few years. It's interesting how sometimes by getting back to our roots, we can move forward.
Jackson Free Press  |  Julie Skipper  |  06-24-2013  |  Gardening

A ‘Sound, Sensible’ Organics Programnew

The USDA needs organic certification policies that appeal to small farmers as well as industrial giants.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  04-26-2013  |  Gardening

Grafting Tomatoes ‘The Next Big Thing?’new

Southern organic gardeners are discovering what could be The Next Big Thing in tomatoes: grafting.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  04-26-2013  |  Gardening

Risky Business at the Nurserynew

Would-be and weekend gardeners are flocking to stores this time of year with hopes of finding already-started plants to put in their gardens.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  04-11-2013  |  Gardening

DIY Potting Soil Gives Organic Plants a Big Startnew

To give your crops the best start, use organic or homemade potting soil.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim PathFinder Ewing  |  04-01-2013  |  Gardening

In Search of Better Pecansnew

Using organic methods can help ensure your pecan trees continue to bear nuts.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  03-14-2013  |  Gardening

Playing Odds of Last Frost Plantingnew

Just about every day, I hear of someone who just couldn't wait until planting time to start digging in the ground and planting a crop for summer.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  03-01-2013  |  Gardening

Great Gardens Start with a Plannew

Now is the time to plan the placement and diversity of your summer crops.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  02-15-2013  |  Gardening

Good Organic Gardening Advice—for the South?new

Take advantage of the plentiful organic growing advice in these books and more.
Jackson Free Press  |  JFP Staff  |  01-05-2013  |  Gardening

Organic Growing Heals the Earthnew

Planting certain organic vegetables and plants can actually improve the soil by drawing toxins out.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  12-24-2012  |  Gardening

Prepare for an Early Frostnew

The first frosts of the season can destroy plants if you aren’t prepared.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  10-11-2012  |  Gardening

Honor the Treenew

Using leftover vegetation and leaves from your yard and neighbors’ as compost will help prepare your garden for spring.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  10-11-2012  |  Gardening

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