Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

The Smell of Rain

By Lois Hoffman

Farmers and gardeners rely on rain. It makes a difference when they work the ground, when they plant, when they have free time. So after they plant, they anxiously await the smell of rain.


Community Gardening and Paying it Forward

By Mary Niehaus Ralles

What do you do when it's time to start your garden but you might not be there for the harvest?


The Elusive Morel

By Lois Hoffman

This time of year is when we head to the woods in search of the mighty morel. This elusive fungus can be persnickety, but, with a little patience and know-how, they can be successfully hunted and grown.


Gardening Outside the Box

By Lois Hoffman

You don't have to have the traditional yard space to have a garden. With just a little ingenuity, anyone can enjoy the benefits of growing their own produce!


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Passing It On Down

By Lyssa McKenry

So many farms are going under because the next generation does not appreciate or understand farm life; we need to remedy this!


7 Secrets to a Successful Garden

By Candi Johns

If you've decided your thumb is not green and thrown in the towel, I want to encourage you to give your garden a second look. Here are some tips to make this year's garden a success!


New Garden, New Technique

By Faithful Homesteader

Every year, my husband likes to change things in the garden. This year, he is using ground level beds.


Farm Caretakers, Renters, and WWOOFers

By Bobbi Peterson

There are three simple but different ways to make a little extra money — or get a little extra help — around the farm.