Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Controlled Prairie Burn (Video)

With private land ownership, people have come to want to control wild fires, but part of what makes the most productive grasslands productive is periodic burning. In this video, watch a controlled prairie burn on Hank Will's property.

Planning Your Controlled Burn

By Chris Helzer

Prescribed Fire is sometimes exactly what nature ordered; learn how to do it the safe and legal way so you can take control of your land.

Summer Days are Almost Over

By Nebraska Dave

Here's what Nebraska Dave worked on this summer!


An Essential Skill: Wild Mushroom Identification

By Letitia L. Star

Harvest exquisite edible wild mushrooms – without a truffle-hunting sow.

Even Experts can be Fooled Hunting Wild Mushrooms

Joshua Young

Joshua Young shares his fondness of foraging for morel mushrooms and the story of an expert who make mistakes when hunting wild mushrooms. Originally published as "Look Before You Leap, or Pick Mushrooms" March/April 2007 GRIT.

Finding Morel Mushrooms

By Tradd Cotter

When hunting for the elusive morel mushroom, learn what to look for, how to identify the type and discover a few tricks to help you hunt — or just grow your own!

Using Newspaper as Mulch for the Vegetable Garden

Melinda R. Cordell

Using newspaper as mulch for the vegetable garden is a much cheaper version of buying wood chips or hay from a big-box store.

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