Hand Pollinating Squash for Higher Yields and Seed Saving
Step by step advice on how to hand pollinate squash to improve yields and for seed saving.
Showing up for your community
It is in and through this work that my activism and scholarship intersect. As a scholar, I am intentional about how I frame my research. While there is value in establishing your reputation and securing tenure before challenging the status quo, I choose not to wait until I have a PhD, professorship,...
The future of food: inside the world's largest urban farm – built on a rooftop
In Paris, urban farmers are trying a soil-free approach to agriculture that uses less space and fewer resources. Could it help cities face the threats to our food supplies?
Growing Flowers to Attract Beneficial Insects
I have added many plants to my garden because they are so attractive to beneficial insects. I know this approach reduces problems with bad bugs. For the last two seasons, I have encountered no insect pest problems that could not be controlled with hand picking...
Why I Stopped Protesting and Started a Garden
“The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of...
Grow an Edible Garden - On Your Balcony!
If you only have a balcony to grow on, don't let it stop you from indulging your horticultural desires. Here are some tips and ideas to maximize the space you've got and enjoy gardening as much as anyone else...
Crack Gardens: Food Growing from Cracks in the Pavement
“Crack garden” is probably giving you some interesting mental images. In reality, it refers to plant life that is squeezing up through cracks in our streets, sidewalks and parking lots against all odds. Some people are harnessing these tiny access points to soil in areas where they would otherwise not be able to garden. I suppose it’s a form of guerilla gardening, but not quite the same.