Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America
Planting trees and shrubs on your property will entice butterflies to visit.

Bee on a Sunflower
How to Attract Bees and Other Pollinators to Your Garden
Learn how to attract bees to your garden for healthier plants and pollinators.

Creating Microclimates With Windbreaks
Windbreaks — whether an evergreen tree, perennial grasses or other — are very useful in creating beneficial microclimates that allow for better crop yield.
Evenly aged forest
Learn the Processes Guiding Forest Development
Educate yourself on natural forest development to manage your woodlands in a productive, beautiful and ecologically healthy way.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Farm and Garden

First broccoli at PDD

My First Winter Garden

Cheryl in Texas is excited for her first attempt at a winter garden.


DIY: Splitting Firewood Properly & Efficiently


Lee AnnOne Ash Farm and Dairy Homestead

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