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The Banana-pocalypse… It’s Coming

Monoculture is defined as “the cultivation or growth of a single crop or organism, especially on agricultural or forest land.” The first time I remember hearing about monoculture was when I read Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire back around 2001. Monoculture is a big deal in agriculture, and it just may become a household […]

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Wild Edibles from the Utah Desert

I’ve been studying and eating wild edible plants for several years now. I started this research in my local area of Utah, primarily the desert, by accident almost. I was asked to assist in a youth activity for my church to teach what foods might have been readily available to pioneers coming into the area […]

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Vegetable Gardening in Drought Conditions – Part 2

Drought. A chilling term for a period of less than average rainfall, usually accompanied by times of hot, dry, and often windy conditions. It is enough to drive any gardener stark raving mad. That is, of course, unless you have knowledge of some simple drought gardening techniques. In the first installment of this series, I […]

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Get Paid to Help Grow Fresh Local Produce

How would you like to help lead the way to a greener, more sustainable future? Do you like growing food, gardening, designing, landscaping, and teaching? If this sounds like you, we have a career opportunity that we wanted to pass along… You might remember a Kickstarter campaign that we supported back in June for Justin […]

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From Weeds to WOW – The Weed Island

Weeds, otherwise known as plants growing where you don’t want them, are often vigorous competitors that outperform the cultivated plants we prefer in our gardens. They’ve adapted to fill crevices, to survive in less than hospitable soil conditions, to be resistant to pests and diseases, and to spread at the speed of light – sunlight, […]

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9 Beautiful Ornamental Plants that You Can Eat

Yes, it’s true. While many people grow ornamental plants sheerly for their beauty, many of these plants are also edible. Take a look below and see if you might be growing some delicious decor in your yard already. 1. Hosta (Hosta spp.) Hostas are adored by gardeners from zone 3 through zone 9 as an […]

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