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Why the indoor farming movement is taking off

As the world emerges from a pandemic that has kept about one in five people in their homes for weeks, it’s little surprise that the idea of indoor farming is gaining traction. After all, we’ve had a lot of time…

Organic Farming&Gardening

How to start a cutting garden

Many homeowners face a dilemma when it comes to having lush beds of blooming flowers and shrubs. They want to have vases of blooms indoors, but they don’t want to ruin the look of the garden by creating gaps when…

How to start a cutting garden

Many homeowners face a dilemma when it comes to having lush beds of blooming flowers and shrubs. They want to have vases of blooms indoors, but they don’t want to ruin the look of the garden by creating gaps when…

Urban farms are thriving amid the pandemic

With much of the world locked down to prevent the spread of coronavirus, most of us are looking for any good news we can get. Global air pollution has plummeted. Even wildlife seems to be bouncing back. But let’s face…

Why you should plant a victory garden

During both world wars, people back home planted victory gardens. By growing and harvesting their own vegetables, they put less of a strain on the government, which had to feed all the troops overseas. But it was so much more…

These award-winning photos capture the drama of Earth's garden

From dreamy garden fish ponds to fields of bright flowers, the winners in this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year competition feature riveting images of gardens, plants and flowers from around the world. Now in its 13th year, the…

Why Germany's little gardens are a way of life

Scattered throughout Germany are collections of what look like tiny houses surrounded by well-kept gardens. But people don’t live in these small structures with flourishing yards. These are allotment gardens — a take on community gardens also known as Kleingarten…

How to grow your own cozy gourd tunnel

Winter’s icy grip may be keeping your body indoors, but that doesn’t mean your mind can’t rebel by starting to plan for this year’s gardening season. According to the seasoned green thumbs who keep tabs on what’s hot in the…

Give spring bees a boost with dandelion blooms

U.K. homeowners eager to dust off mowers and welcome spring with a freshly cut lawn are being encouraged by the British Ecological Society (BES) to slow down and smell the dandelions. The yellow flowers, native to both Eurasia and North…

How to garden for bumblebees

Would you like to hear your neighbors buzzing about how good your garden looks? There’s an easy way to do that and help an important native pollinator at the same time. Plant a bumblebee-friendly garden. You’ll do yourself and bumblebees…