About Aaron von Frank

Cofounder of GrowJourney.com. Aaron is an organic gardening teacher, duck evangelist, writer, health nut, and entrepreneur. He's also a farm consultant for Oak Hill Cafe & Farm, a no-till, permaculture, farm-to-table restaurant in Greenville, SC (right down the street from his alma mater, Furman University). In addition to their collaboration on GrowJourney, Aaron and his wife, Susan, are cofounders of TyrantFarms.com, a popular blog dedicated to garden-to-table cooking, foraging, wild mushrooms, heritage breed ducks, and parenting. Aaron also writes for Edible Upcountry Magazine, WordPress (.com), Daily Harvest Express, Healthy Minds and other food, health, and tech-related organizations. He serves on the board of the Diversified Agriculture Committee for the South Carolina Farm Bureau.

Is your garden fertilizer causing pest insect infestations on your plants?

Is there a connection between the fertilizers you use and the pest insect problems you're having? Decades of research says "yes." Here's what you can do about it. If you want to seriously geek out

Why & How To Use Ladbrooke Soil Blockers For Seed Starting

Ladbrooke soil blockers are a money- and time-saving tool for small farmers or gardeners who start lots of seedlings throughout the year. Here's why and how to use them.  If you've read our free seed

How to get ready for late winter and spring gardening

Get your garden ready for late winter and spring gardening now so you can get loads of garden-fresh organic produce.  Is it frightfully cold out where you are? Is the gloom of winter making you

What Are Microclimates, And How To Use Them In Your Garden

What are microclimates? Understanding what microclimates are and how they work can have a dramatic impact on your gardening success. If you're a gardener, you're probably familiar with agricultural zones, first/last frost dates, and plant hardiness. Knowing

Tip: How to keep animals out of your garden

Use the helpful tips in this article to keep common pest animals out of your garden or yard. We get a lot of emails and social media comments that read like this: “I love to garden, but (insert animal name) keeps eating or destroying everything I grow. What should I do?”  Hey, we get it! You’re growing food for you and your family, not for your furry neighbors. Having dealt with all manner of critters over the years, we thought we’d provide you with a quick rundown of remedies we’ve found effective for virtually any four-legged pest you can imagine.

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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!

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Four Tips for Wrapping Up the Summer Gardening Season

Is it time to wrap up the summer gardening season? It's hard to believe the season's over and cold weather is on its way. If your summer gardening season is coming to an end, here

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

Note: This article is an accurate and honest review of Bootstrap Farmer's seed starting supplies. We have not been paid to write a product review - e.g. we're not biased. We're simply writing a product review

Calorie inflation: the surprising truth about heirloom fruits and veggies

Want to get more nutrients from less calories? Welcome to the concept of calorie inflation. Modern seed varieties just don't pack the same nutritional punch they used to.  Calorie inflation: why you're eating more calories

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

Are you trying to read a garden seed packet and having difficulty deciphering the terminology? This article will help you easily decipher that confusing gardening lingo! When you're new to something, you might have noticed