Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Garden Project 2016 – Part 2

By Allan Douglas

When building a large retaining wall, how do we get corners square?

Embracing Fall on the Homestead

By Faithful Homesteader

I love the cooler temperatures. The fall weather allows me to spend more time with my chickens!

Garden Project 2016 — Part 1

By Allan Douglas

I've begun a major revamping of my garden (again).

Rainwater Harvesting

By David A. Bainbridge

Learn the best methods of collecting, storing and using rainwater.


Urban Grit

By S.M.R. Saia

A photo tour of two unexpected food gardens in downtown Washington D.C.

Small Space Composting, Part 2

By Robyn Dolan

An update on Mrs. D's new small-space composting system, involving 5-gallon buckets and where best to locate them to minimize the odor.

How to Protect Your Farm

By Megan Wild

You make a number of investments on your homestead or farm. Here's how you can protect your family and land.

End of the Summer Garden and Beginning of the Fall Garden

By Faithful Homesteader

We are still enjoying some things from the summer garden as we start planting for our fall garden.