Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

A Bigger, Better Hugelkultur Bed

By Jennifer Quinn

Here’s how I built my latest hugelkultur bed — designed to be my biggest and best ever — with the addition of a thick layer of horse manure.


Shelling Black Walnuts — Trickier Than You Might Think!

By Jennifer Quinn

After two months of waiting for my bumper crop of black walnuts to dry out, I decided it was time to try and shell them. Among other problems, I found the shelling a challenge, to say the least!


Financial Planning for a Compact Farm

By Josh Volk

Follow these financial tips to successfully plan and manage your own compact farm.


Winterized! I'm ready...or am I?

By Loretta Liefveld

I'm ready for winter...I think.


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How to Supply Water to an Off-Grid Homestead

By Bobbie Peterson

While it’s not a concern that many people consider, a steady and reliable water supply for your home can become an issue if you live an off-grid lifestyle.


Why I Farm

By Lois Hoffman

Farming has to be one of the most unpredictable occupations. With such odds stacked against them, you wonder why farmers farm.


Seed Growers Conference

By the GRIT staff

Head to Oregon for this biennial event that will focus on advancing organic seed systems.


Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference

By the GRIT staff

Get practical tools and solutions for sustainable and organic farming at this annual agriculture conference.