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Here's a look behind the scenes. Author and organic gardener, Emily Murphy, shares the genesis of Grow What You Love in this first-ever podcast episode. We hear stories and inspirations not found in Emily's book, Grow What You Love, or on her blog, Pass The Pistil. Grow What You Love Book Emily is the author of Grow What You Love, 12 Food...
Are you a home gardener looking for a regenerative gardening primer? Or are you wondering what regenerative gardening is, anyway? Honestly, I think you’ll be surprised by how much you already know. It’s just a matter of revisiting the basics of ecology, food webs, and the effects of human activity on the environment (for better or worse). Start by Approaching...
It's possible to support biodiversity with no-dig, regenerative gardening. According to a 2019 United Nations report, 1 million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction in the coming decades — it’s an unprecedented number! However, a number of surveys have found that our home gardens, community plots, and cityscapes have the power to support biodiversity and at-risk species such...
  I recently had the pleasure of joining Kate Hanley on her podcast, How to Be a Better Person, to chat about what we as individuals to start growing the change we want to see in the world. It begins on our window sills and in our yards and communities. Get Growing– my Interview with Kate Hanley Listen to the Podcast Here KATE:...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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Regenerative Gardening: How it Works

Regenerative gardening scales practices common in regenerative farming. But what does this mean and how does it work? Regenerative Organics for Home Gardens and Cityscapes You may have heard the term "regenerative" floating around on the...

How to Start a No Dig Garden

If you’d like to understand how to start a no dig garden but aren’t sure where to begin, it’s first important to think like an ecosystem. How does nature plant itself? Then use the basic principles outlined below, experiment, and learn as you grow.

The Best Dahlias for You and the Bees

  The best dahlias for you and the bees have centers that bees can reach through what are sometimes many layers of petals. Single-Flowered Dahlias If you're not sure which ones these might be by flipping through...

How to Grow Blueberries, Identify Weeds & Choose the Best Plants

You may be asking many of the same questions as other gardeners. How to grow blueberries, care for grapes, identify weeds, and choose the best plants for you and your yard? In this Troy-Bilt sponsored...

Bee-Friendly Plants for your Garden

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The opportunity for growth is at hand, right out your door, and it can begin by simply transforming a watering trough into a raised garden bed. Benefits of Gardening in a Raised Bed If you're looking...

What You Need To Know To Help Western Monarchs

Helping western monarch butterflies is more important than ever before. Recent counts of overwintering western monarchs have revealed that their population is now below endangered species status. Once numbering around 4.5 million in the 1980’s,...

What is Organic and Why is it Important?

So what does organic mean and why is it important? Organic is organic, right? It’s a ubiquitous term and an adjective used to describe everything from food to soil to fashion. We use it to...

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