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10 New Fruit Trees and Edible Vines for Your Garden This Spring

10 New Fruit Trees and Edible Vines for Your Garden This Spring

By Brian Barth The world of fruit is far more expansive and exciting — not to mention flavorful — than the dozen or so varieties on offer at your local supermarket would suggest. Ever try a translucent white mulberry? How about a jujube — the fruit, not the candy? You’re unlikely to find any of […]

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    How to Start a Suburban Berry Farm

    How to Start a Suburban Berry Farm

    By Michael Brown If you’re looking for a way into part-time farming, you don’t need 20 acres of rolling fields located in the middle of nowhere. You might be sitting on your future farm right now—in your own suburban backyard. Before You Start Every great undertaking needs a bit of planning and reflection. Take the […]

    How to Ferment Vegetables in Three Easy Steps

    How to Ferment Vegetables in Three Easy Steps

    By Brian Barth A mason jar packed with cultured or fermented vegetables at your local urban provisions shop will likely set you back $10 to $15. Given that the time and materials involved are no more than five minutes and $2, respectively, one imagines that the makers of cultured vegetables have spent eight years training […]

    4 Tips for Setting Up a Windowsill Garden

    4 Tips for Setting Up a Windowsill Garden

    By Brian Barth Old Man Winter limits most of us from gardening year-round. Growing vegetables indoors is impractical without an expensive greenhouse—except for herbs, which grow big enough for a satisfying harvest with minimal space or attention. Pick up a selection in fall before nurseries clear out their stock for winter. And follow these tips […]

    Fight Climate Change in Your Own Garden

    Fight Climate Change in Your Own Garden

    By Deonna Anderson During World War I, Americans were encouraged to do their part in the war effort by planting, fertilizing, harvesting and storing their own fruits and vegetables. The food would go to allies in Europe, where there was a food crisis. These so-called “victory gardens” declined when WWI ended but resurged during World […]

    How to Make Apple Kombucha

    How to Make Apple Kombucha

    By Brian Barth René Redzepi and David Zilber talk us through how to make a delicious Fall kombucha from their new release The Noma Guide to Fermentation. Apple Kombucha Juicing your own apples will allow you to use local varieties and create a blend to your liking, but feel free to use a good-quality store-bought […]

    8 Indoor Crops for Winter Gardening

    8 Indoor Crops for Winter Gardening

    By Brian Barth Winter is coming. But don’t go putting your gardening gloves away just yet. Gardening is often treated as a seasonal sport, but it’s possible to play in winter, too—you just have to learn a slightly different set of rules. The first, and most important, step is to understand which crops are best […]

    5 Ways to Make Your Garden Regenerative

    5 Ways to Make Your Garden Regenerative

    Planting a garden has the power to change the world. Regenerative gardens can help reverse global warming by restoring soil health. We’re bringing victory gardens back. This time, it’s for the climate. Our friends Ron Finley and Rosario Dawson explain how you can make your home garden regenerative in this new video premiere from Kiss […]