Hemp vs Marijuana, CBD Oil, and Extracts Now Federally Legal

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Cannabis — The New Frontier Opens Wide December 20, 2018 headline: “Congress passes hemp legalization, President Trump signs it.” We are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution. Industrial hemp will soon become legal nationwide, which is a very good thing for the future of the economy and ecology of our country. Growing low … Read more

The Gardening Business for Backyard Growers

Put Your Backyard to Work for You Have you ever thought of making some extra cash from your yard garden? For backyard growers, it’s good to know that you can actually earn money by doing what you love: planting, gardening and growing! Sure… chances are slim that you will get wealthy from gardening and selling produce … Read more

Starting a Landscape Gardening Business is a Growing Thing

Here’s a Business Idea Ready to Bloom From Landscaping to “Foodscaping”, the modern idea of what a front yard should look like is changing. As people become increasingly interested in growing edibles, today’s landscapers will need to learn how to run a gardening business to stay on the leading edge of consumer interests. Lawns are Lovely, but… … Read more

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise – a Story from the Garden

You know how it is in the garden. Birds singing, surrounded by nature’s blessings of abundance and resiliency… and time to think. This time those garden musings sprouted into a story inspired by the old quote about ‘healthy, wealthy and wise’, which we’ll get to in a minute. We hope you enjoy it, but first … Read more

Tap a Tree: Sweet Tree Water Expected to be Billion Dollar Industry by 2025

More than Maple Water If you enjoy coconut water, as we do—we use it regularly in our green juices blended daily in our ancient Vitamix—you may also want to look for and try some “sap on tap”, sweet water now available in health food and specialty store. The tree water isn’t nearly as sweet naturally, in … Read more

How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms


Interested in Growing Mushrooms? Mushroom cultivation is growing thing too, ya’ll! Most gardeners think of growing vegetables and maybe some fruits. We tend to forget about options like mushroom cultivation. But yes, you can grow mushrooms, even exotic mushrooms for profit… or just for your consumption. So in this article, we cover how to grow … Read more

Growing Loofah Plant from Seed

Luffa or Loofah? Luffa, lufa, loofa or loofah? You choose. It’s spelled all kinds of ways but it’s most commonly ‘loofah’ in the US and ‘luffa’ in the rest of the world. So whichever way you prefer to spell it, it’s pronounced the same (like loofah): loofah plant is a versatile vegetable worth growing! First … Read more

Turn Your Backyard Garden into an Urban Farm

Backyard Farm: Got Yard? Farm it! When it comes to farming, most people think of acres of land and row upon row of single crops. Even when it comes to gardening, many people think they need at least an acre or a large field. But that stereotype is shifting. Today, there are an increasing number … Read more

Creative Financing and Living the Homesteading Dream

Many people today have a dream of starting a homestead farm. Some feel it is too distant a reality to even imagine. Others are close and making plans. A few have actually taken that leap of faith by diving into homesteading, on a whim, a prayer and a bunch of grit. Teresa and Lee McCullar, are … Read more

Small Farm Organic Gardening for Profit on Just 1/8 Acre

From gardening for health to the “accidental” farmer. In early 2013 after too many years of battling with high blood pressure, David decided to make a real change in the kind of food he was putting in his body. This is his inspiring story. Going Organic Today’s agriculture uses predominantly chemical pesticides and fertilizer, Genetically Engineered (GE) and Genetically Modified … Read more