The Gardener’s Medicine Chest: 8 healing perennial herbs The following list highlights some of my favorite medicinal plants that are must haves in the home garden. You may never get sick again with all the nutritious vegetables you will be growing and eating at home but if you do, try growing your own medicine with […]

Planting with the Moon

The gravitational pull of the moon affects the tides. It makes sense, therefore, that the moon’s relationship to the earth most likely affects groundwater as well.  This is a basic practice of biodynamic gardening and farming, and it’s also an age-old strategy that our ancestors learned to use after witnessing the results firsthand. Why not try […]

Farmer D and the Tao of Composting

This week is International Compost Awareness Week and we’ll be bringing you lots of great tips and inspiration for starting or growing your compost pile. we’ll also share why simply diverting your food scraps from the landfill is a good idea.  Citizen Farmer’s author Daron ‘Farmer D’ Joffe was recently featured on the Mother Nature […]

Spotlight on: Robby Astrove of Atlanta, GA

We are so excited to bring you the next installment in our Citizen Farmer profile series on Robby Astrove: an arborist, educator, organizer and musician too! Robby Astrove is an environmental educator, fruit tree arborist, and community organizer living in Atlanta Georgia.  As an environmental educator and naturalist for over 10 years, Robby works with […]

Spotlight on: Amy Pennington of Seattle, WA

We’re thrilled to bring your our first Citizen Farmers profile on Amy Pennington!  Amy and I met years ago at a mutual friend’s wedding, and with our two green thumbs, we immediately hit it off. She is a good friend and an amazing leader of the farm to table movement in the Pacific Northwest.  Amy Pennington is a […]