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Tropical Trail: Visit the Food Forest and Yummy Hydroponics of Wai Koa Plantation

The recent obsession with our tangerine tree got us to thinking about all the farmland wisdom we’ve received over the last year.…

Sage Advice: The Best Gardening Insights of 2013

While on vacation last week, we indulged in quite a bit of 2013 hindsight. (I mean, what else do you do while on a sluggish drive from NYC to DC?) This was the year we nurtured our surroundings like never before, experienced an exciting coup, and learned and learned and learned so many things about gardening.…

What We’re Reading: Farms as an Allergy Cure, and the Hot New Houseplant (Oh, and a Pop Star’s Seeds Get Quarantined)

Our favorite links of the week…

✚ What if you took meticulous notes on every Thanksgiving in recent memory? Inventive outings and some serious food fine-tuning might be the result.…

Crops and Hops: Inside Stone Brewing’s Organic (and Public!) Farm

“When I moved onto the farm, it was me and my wife trying to find a change of life,” says David Solomon, manager of Stone Farms in Escondido.…

Community Garden Nation: Eight Urban Harvesters Talk Autumn Chores, Crops and Planting

As herb/fruit/ornamental folk, Ryan and I are prone to bouts of vegetable envy. It flares up at the peak of sweet corn season — oh Instagram, why must you tease us so? …

Patch Work: At Bates Nut Farm, the Planting Team Gives Us the Skinny on Growing Plus-Sized Pumpkins

You could say that it’s one of the very first important decisions we ever make in our lives, a high-stakes, “choose wisely” kind of childhood moment.…

Fruit of the Matter: Yovana ‘Rawvana’ Mendoza Shows How to Prepare a Delicious Raw Vegan Meal

“I felt like I needed a detox from my life,” Yovana Mendoza explains early into our visit to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market, moments before cracking open a ‘White Genoa’ fig in the most gorgeous way imaginable.…

Christy Wilhelmi of ‘Gardenerd’ Talks Hen-tertainment, Organic Growing, and the Garlic Clove That Changed Everything

Moments after arriving at the delicious ecosystem that is Christy Wilhelmi’s Los Angeles backyard, we’re startled by the sound of the screen door snapping open.…

Sound Garden: What Our Hort Friends Are Playing, Planting This Weekend

Amid all the talk about enjoying the “fruits of your labor” this weekend, we gardeners can say we take that old chestnut literally.

Victory Garden of Tomorrow

Yield Strength: ‘Victory Garden of Tomorrow’ Artist on Urban Farms and Plant-Based Propaganda

“I think the next Space Race is right in our backyard — our urban and suburban spaces need to be rediscovered and re-imagined,” says artist Joe Wirtheim, founder of the modern propaganda project Victory Garden of Tomorrow.…