How to transition between growing seasons using no-till organic gardening / farming methods

As we've written about elsewhere, we're big advocates of no-till organic gardening and farming methods. These methods minimize soil disturbance, meaning the vast ecosystems of life underneath your feet don't get destroyed each season when

How to Have Your Butterfly Garden and Eat It Too

Foreward by Aaron von Frank, cofounder of GrowJourney: The writer of this article, Dr. April Gordon, is better known to me as "mom," and has been a lifelong inspiration to everyone fortunate enough

The Surprising Benefits Of Gardening Go Way Beyond Your Health

We love organic gardening and can't imagine life without being surrounded by plants, wildlife, and garden-fresh food. But we also like gardening because we think there's convincing research showing that EVERYONE would benefit if they

How to Grow Lettuce: Tips & Tricks For the Home Gardener

We admit it: we love "rabbit food," as veggie-averse folks often refer to lettuce. Human food: we love big piles of mixed green salads with lots of lettuces mixed in. Extra virgin

Succession Planting In Your Fall & Winter Garden For Continual Harvests

Before jumping in, we should define what "succession planting" means. Succession planting is any method or combination of methods that increases the availability of crop plants in your garden throughout a particular growing season(s). Simply

GrowJourney Member Story: Monika M.

Monika has been gardening for 10 years in Minneapolis, MN. 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

GrowJourney Member Story: Haley Speer

Haley is a lifelong gardener from Cosby, Tennessee. 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 Member Story, Featuring Kerry Anthony

Kerry has been food gardening for 4 years in Chapel Hill, NC. The GrowJourney Member Stories Series features real GrowJourney members and their experiences in their organic gardens. If you're a GrowJourney member, and you

GrowJourney Member Story, Featuring Margie Clayman

Margie has been food gardening for 11 years in Ohio. 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

5 Facts You Should Know About Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer

We hear these two questions a lot: Why can't synthetic nitrogen fertilizer be used by certified organic farms if it's used on conventional/industrial farms? Isn't fertilizer all the same - why does it

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