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Want the scoop on the latest gardening tips – both indoors and out — as well as in-depth news and articles on issues important to organic growers and everyone else interested in a healthy, earth-conscious life style? Here’s where to dig up the details on everything from how to garden and design ideas to heirlooms and safe, natural lawn care.

Rainwater Harvesting

Climate

How to reduce water use, save money and fight drought by harvesting and collecting rainwater.

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Recipes

Steamed, braised and roasted, Brussels sprouts -- those wonderful miniature cabbages -- are a healthy favorite.

Hazardous Harvest (GMOs)

GMOs

What genetically modified organisms (GMOs) mean to organic growers.

The Truth Behind Food Labeling

Food Safety

There’s a movement to make organic and natural food labels mean something.

Video Channel

You can’t safely tell by looking — or tasting — to see if your tomatoes are acidic enough for safe water bath canning.

Shopping, Eating Local

Community

Your friendly Planet Natural blogger goes on most every year about the value of supporting local business.

Community

Local Governments Seek To Ban Pesticides, Herbicides

Community

Cities, counties and states take on dangerous pesticides. Why doesn't Congress take a hint?

Growing the Most Cost-Effective Vegetables

Community

Plant these backyard vegetable crops to save money, eat well.

Tide Turning Against Harmful Chemicals

Community

Pesticides singled out as dangerous, especially to mothers and children.

Environment

EPA Says Neonicotinoids Harm Bees

Beneficial Insects

Pesticide manufacturer Bayer attacks study, then backs down.

War Against Bee Science

Beneficial Insects

Scientist investigating neonicotinoid pesticides and pollinators accuses USDA of intimidation.

USDA Program For Bees Not Enough

Beneficial Insects

Government needs to address the real problems behind bee decline.

Food Safety

Bayer and Monsanto Tie the Knot

Food Safety

Global seed and chemical giants merge in effort to control markets, world opinion on pesticides and GMOs.

New Labeling on Seaweed Fertilizer Explained

Compost & Soil

Gardeners have been using kelp extracts for years, but now the EPA is requiring new labeling on the growth amendment.

Reality Check: Campbell's Supports GMO Labeling

Food Safety

Has the Campbell Soup Company switched sides on genetically modified ingredients? Not completely.

Holidays

Holly for the Holidays

Holidays

Find the right kind of holly for your landscape and grow it!

Resolution for the New Year: Grow More Vegetables

Gardens

Consider the space you have for growing vegetables then raise all you can.

Keeping Amaryllis Year Round

Holidays

Receive this winter flowering beauty as a holiday gift? Here's all you need to know about amaryllis care.

Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Gardens

Steamed, braised and roasted these little cabbages are a healthy favorite in recipes.

Fava Bean Recipes

Gardens

Fava beans are great in casseroles and salads. Here's how to cook them, fresh or dried.

Beet Recipes

Gardens

Beets give us delicious, nutritious greens and delectable roots. Here's recipes for both.