Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Heirloom Watermelon Varieties

By Lawrence Davis-Hollander

Depending on your area, one of these heirloom watermelon varieties may hold the key to a delicious summertime treat.

Outdoor Hay Storage Solutions

By Tim Nephew

From hay tarps to proper stacking techniques, here’s how to best store your hay outdoors to maximize quality and longevity.

Food Preservation Doesn’t Have To Be Go Big or Go Home

By Cheryl in Texas

Is the thought of growing or preserving your own food overwhelming? I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to “Go Big or Go Home.”

Leave No Trace Camping and Hiking

By Brendan Leonard

Learn to be a respectful camper, follow these guidelines to ensure better camping and hiking for others in the future.


Planting Sprouted Seeds

By Nebraska Dave

Find out how to sprout your very own seeds easily and quickly, just in time for the summer planting season.

No Space, No Problem

By Lois Hoffman

If gardening is in your soul, even a small space will do.

Be a Frugal Farmer

Story and photos by Jonathan Olivier

Use the refuse on your property and in your community to stretch the funds for your farm and create healthy soil, plants, and animals.

Identify Wild Edible Elderberries

Story by John Moody

Before foraging, learn how to correctly identify American, European, blue, and red elder plants to avoid their toxic look-alikes.

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