Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

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.

Buying Land

By Cynthia Brownell

Buying Land is the first article in a series of blogs about beginning your off-grid homestead.

Raised Beds, the Hard Way

By Nebraska Dave

This post is about the building of raised beds with repurposed rocks from retaining walls and old carpet from apartment dumpsters.

Landscaping to Conserve Energy and Save Money

By Sheryl Normandeau

Create a beautiful and welcoming space around your home while conserving energy.


Historic Plants from Monticello

By GRIT Staff

Landscape your yard and garden with historic plants from Thomas Jefferson’s own gardens.

Bring Sustainability to Your Farm

By Bobbi Peterson

It can be difficult be a sustainable farm, but, with some time and planning, there are some simple steps you can take to reach this goal.

Tips for Settling Land Disputes

By Megan Wild

It's almost planting season! What should you do if you run into a property dispute?

Raised Beds and Indoor Seedlings

By Nebraska Dave

I continue my work building raised garden beds and growing seedlings inside under lights and on a heat mat.

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