Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Tomato Grafting Workshop

By the GRIT staff

Learn how to graft tomatoes in this course offered through Rodale Institute.

Organic Growers School Spring Conference

By the GRIT staff

Kick off spring by attending this organic growing and sustainable living conference.

Organic Hay Pays Off for Minnesota Farmer

Courtesy of our friends at FARM SHOW

This farmer’s haying process helps keep weeds at bay, boosts soil health, and makes him some money.

Winter Projects on the Homestead

By Faithful Homesteader

It is a quiet time on the homestead, but a good time for trimming trees and starting seeds indoors.


Shelling Black Walnuts: An Update

By Jennifer Quinn

After I wrote about my first, unsuccessful attempt at processing black walnuts, someone sent me a link to a Youtube video that I wish I had watched first!

Giving the Garden a Boost

By Lois Hoffman

Sometimes when those seed catalogs arrive in mid-January you just can't wait for spring to start the growing season. Why not plan to start part of your garden indoors this year!

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!