About Aaron von Frank

Cofounder & CEO of GrowJourney. Organic gardening teacher, garden writer and permaculture enthusiast. Lover of life and wife (aka "The Tyrant").

GrowJourney Member Story: Kirsten Drickey from Bellingham, WA

The GrowJourney Member Stories Series features real GrowJourney members and their experiences in their organic gardens. If you're a GrowJourney member, and you want to share your GrowJourney story, please get in touch! This GrowJourney

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Tip: How to Avoid or Fix Compacted Soil In Your Garden

What happens when you pour water on to a solid surface like a stone countertop? What happens when you pour water over a sponge? These two scenarios are very analogous to something that

Four Tips for Wrapping Up the Summer Gardening Season

On September 22, 2017, the first day of fall arrives. Yikes, that's next month! Don't worry there's still plenty of warm weather ahead, which means lots of summer garden goodies yet to harvest.

Are Bootstrap Farmer Seed Starting Supplies All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Note: As with any product review articles we write, we have not been paid or compensated in any way that would cause us to give anything less than an honest and accurate review of

How to read a garden seed packet (plus a glossary of garden terms)

When you're new to something, you might have noticed that the "veterans" speak a whole different language than you've ever heard before. Yes, they're technically using English, but the terminology still seems quite

Video: Creating a ladybug factory in your garden

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know how much we love insects, especially pollinators and predatory insects. You also know that we constantly preach the importance of encouraging robust and

Patio & Container Gardening With Sub-Irrigated Planters

Do you have a patio or container garden? If you're using traditional pots, you know that it can take a lot of work to keep the plants in them properly watered and fertilized

Our Top-5 Summer Gardening Tips

It's June. It's hot outside. Your summer garden is taking off. Bees, butterflies, and insects are buzzing around everywhere (including some insects that seem to want to eat your plants just as much

New Video: Succession Planting & Biodiversity

It's helpful to see things in action in addition to reading about them on paper (or screen). We talk a lot about hugelkultur, succession planting, and biodiversity in our educational materials, so we

Gorgeous Edible Landscaping Made Easy, Part 1 of 3: Design Theory (and How to Get Started)

GrowJourney's Organic Gardening Tip of the Month for May, 2017. Let’s face it, using edible plants in a garden design and actually having it turn out pretty is a challenge. Sprawling

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