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Features

Farming Lavender
You can grow this heavenly scented plant (and sell it, too!) with some tips from an accomplished grower.

Preparing Grain Corn for Cooking
Small-scale corn growing doesn't have to be all about sweet corn. Make the best, most nutritious flour and cornmeal the old-fashioned way.

Practical Pest Control
Learn to make your own insect repellents for pets and livestock.

Outstanding in Your Field
How to choose the right cutter to keep your grassy acres in good shape.

Feed the Flock
Whether free-range, forage or a combination of the two, learn more about what makes an effective diet for your chickens.


Departments

Our View
Cycle Through the Seasons

Mail Call 
Facing Fears; Trees for Future Generations; Tons of Trees; Inspired Garden Trug

Friends & Neighbors
Making Homemade Suspenders and Clearing Land With Pigs from our friends at Farm Show.

From GRIT Gazette:
Hometown Buzz

Uganda Community Farm
U.S. Schools Serve Local Foods
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
Farm-to-School Conference
2015 Grassfed Exchange Conference
Jamestown Day

Growing Farmers, Healing Veterans
Program focuses on organic farming and helping former service personnel find a purpose in civilian life.

Heart of the Home: Foraging for Wild Edibles
A reader shares her experiences and adventures of hunting wild food.

Comfort Foods: Homemade Jerky for Any Taste
Simple recipes using beef, pork, poultry, venison and even eggplant.

American Heirlooms: Strawberries: The Official Summer Opener
Add 'antique' strawberry plants to your garden this year, and enjoy a fresh-picked fruit bursting with flavor.

Recipe Box: The GRIT Staff Shares Its Favorite Recipes
One or all of these dishes may just wind up on your dinner table time and time again.

Sow Hoe: All About Growing Sweet Corn
Everything you need to know to plant, grow, harvest and enjoy delicious sweet corn.

In the Shop: Simple Homemade Fruit Picker
Reach the high-hanging fruit with this easy-to-assemble fruit picker.

Country Tech: Blacksmithing on a Budget
Revive the art of blacksmithing without spending a fortune.





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