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Organic Farm and Garden Table of Contents

Organic Farm and Garden



The Farm’s Foundation
Soil is the basic building block for organic farm life. Begin your journey here.
By Jessica Walliser

How Green Does Your Garden Grow?
Just because you grow organically doesn’t mean you have to suffer reduced yields and pest-plagued crops. 
By Linda Tagliaferro

Classic Crops
Take a look at these four favorite garden crops—tomatoes, cabbage, squash and corn—in a new, organic light.
By Andy Tomolonis

Organic Certification Survival Guide
Navigate the obscure path to organic certification in this step-by-step guide.
By Cherie Langlois

The Market Garden
Growing for market requires different strategies than those of the backyard gardener. The pros tell you how it’s done organically.
By Tom Meade

Organic Herbs 101
Herbs do much more than simply spice up your food. These hardy plants add texture, color and glorious scents to any organic garden.
By Susan Brackney

Got Compost?
Compost improves the structure of any soil, but it must meet a few key requirements to be used on an organic farm—does your compost make the grade?
By Jessica Walliser

Build It and Compost Will Happen
Compost bins don’t need to be expensive, pre-fabricated monstrosities. Learn how to build bins on a budget!
By Lorraine Anderson

All-Season Gardening
Season-stretching devices are common in organic agriculture. What are they and how do they work?
By Andy Tomolonis

Weeding the Organic Way
Invasive plants can easily catch you off guard and take over your farm or garden. Eradicate them without toxic herbicides.
By Susan Brackney

Pest Patrol
Slugs and aphids and mites, oh my! Cleanse your garden of these damaging insects with a variety of readily available organic formulations.
By Jessica Walliser

Tools of the (Organic) Trade
A host of garden tools help dig, cultivate, haul and water. Which do you have and which do you need to make your chores easier?
By Emily Goodman

Organic jargon defined.

Organic seed sources, certification guidance, tools, organic treatments and more.

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