By Jared Gulliford, Earth First Farm Recently, I have found myself experimenting with various cover crops and decomposition techniques in my ½ acre market garden. Cover crops, also called green manure crops, protect the soil over the harsh winter, as well...

Backyard farming can be productive and profitable. Not all farmers are poor. We've all heard the stories of small farmers barely scraping by... of how hard it is to make a living farming... and the heartbreaking stories of how so many...
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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......

Erin Southwood was practically raised in the garden. Her family had an urban garden when she was growing up and her grandparents and extended relatives also had farms, so it was a natural fit for Erin to have a garden...

Ideas from the backyard gardener to the family farm and everything in between. Entrepreneurship... owning your own business, is on the rise.((http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/8346-entrepreneurial-optimism-growing.html)) People are starting their own businesses in all areas of interest, today more than ever before. We're seeing...

Do you know how to grow garlic from bulbs? Ah, garlic. This plant also called a vegetable or herb, is the aromatic foundation of cuisine around the world, humans have been using this ancient plant for flavor, health and medicine for...

From cursed weed to natural cancer cure. Some of our favorite weeds to eat from the wild areas around us are chickweed and dandelions. We use chickweed in salads and soups and also on sandwiches like sprouts, and these are...

Interview with Dr. Thomas Cowan's Garden We could spend days talking with Dr. Thomas Cowan! He has a tremendous wealth and breadth of information—not only in medical knowledge—but also in the nature, nutrition and life of plants. In this interview,...

The Accidental Blackberry Farmer It's not unusual for an interest to turn into a business. That's what happened to Robert Hays of Hays Blackberry Farms. Bob loved blackberries, and a gift of 6 blackberry plants in 1999, were the beginning of...

A Backyard Homestead Setup for Sustainable Living Don't be intimidated by the term homesteading. Sure, homesteading originally meant acres of land. People who were given allotments of land to work for free or low cost, known as Homestead Acts, and which were traditionally more...