How to Dry and Store Herbs
By Melissa K. Norris
This is a guest post from a friend and colleague Melissa K. Norris, we urge you to visit her website for more great articles and insight like this one.
Herbs are a great addition to any homestead and home garden. While many homesteaders focus on a large vegetable garden in their quest to being self-sufficiency, I find an herb garden is just as important.
Unlike vegetable gardens, you need very little space to start an herb garden. A windowsill, large pot, or between flowers are all excellent spots to tuck in an herb plant or two. Check Out The Rest of “How to Dry and Store Herbs” →
The Magic of Marigolds
Most folks know of the Marigold, many look at it as a filler for their flower garden, doesn’t smell very good, if at all, but it is colorful so I’ll use it here or there to fill in the gaps. They are a mainstay of gardeners everywhere.
Well I’m here to tell you that little flower has more uses than you may know.
Marigolds are super easy to grow, have a long growing season, brings beneficial insects to your gardens in droves, and most of all Check Out The Rest of “The Magic Of Marigolds” →
By Darcy Smith
Photo credit:Sara Dent
Think you don’t regret all those high school afternoons wasted at the mall or the skate park? Just wait till you meet Sophia Vartanian, a Vancouver, B.C.-based urban farmer. At 16 years old, her resume is already more impressive than some twice her age. On the day we spoke, she was busy wrestling a solar panel project into fruition, laying the groundwork for Check Out The Rest of “Growing up, growing food: A teenage farmer to watch” →