Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

How to Husk, Shell and Utilize Black Walnuts

By Clyde Myers

Make the most of black walnut season with these tips for husking, shelling, and utilizing the famously tough nut.


Welcoming the Winter Garden

Rebecca Martin

Group Editor Rebecca Martin talks about the benefits of winter gardening.


Seed Starting Basics

By Shaye Elliot

Follow these basic seed starting tips to get a head start on gardening season.


The Right Seeds for Your Garden

By Shaye Elliot

Choose the best seeds to grow in your garden by following this guide to different types of seeds.


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2018 Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference

By the Grit Staff

Head to New Mexico for the 2018 Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference. Speakers and workshops will focus on a variety of topics, including rangeland and forest restoration, the use of technology in conservation, and much more.


RMSA Seed School

By the GRIT editors

If you’re interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of seed saving, check out this week-long course offered through the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. You’ll learn from industry experts and walk away with the know-how and inspiration to start your own seed-saving project.


Treatment-free Beekeeping Workshop

By the Grit Staff

If you’re interested in taking a more natural approach to beekeeping, don’t miss this Treatment-Free Beekeeping workshop offered through the Rodale Institute. During this day-long class, industry experts Kirk Webster and Troy Hall will show you how to manage your hives without the use of synthetic inputs.


The 'Ivan' Tomato Rescue Project

By Laura Flacks-Narrol

How one grower went from kitchen window to market booth, and helped a cultivar go from the brink of extinction to success story.