Welcome! Whether you're a newbie to vegetable gardening or are an old hand, you'll find tutorials and solutions here. My goal is to provide everything you need to know to grow vibrant, organic, nutrient-dense vegetables, with the least amount of work and the most respect for the soil and its ecosystem possible.
You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way...
When I started my first organic garden in 1985, I made a bunch of mistakes. I wasted money on tools that didn't work, made compost that smelled so bad the neighbors complained, and grew corn with empty ears. I harvested zucchinis the size of small cars (not a good thing). I tilled until the soil was fluffy - but the worms and soil ecosystem were pretty well dead. I've learned a lot in the last 35 years, from experience and from studying cutting-edge organic agriculture. I started this site to share what I've learned, so you can learn from my mistakes.
Organic gardening grew into the passion of my life, and I majored in botany in college, which eventually led to my teaching the organic horticulture program at Naropa University. Now I run this site to provide all the information you need in one place - so that you can spend more time outside in the garden, and less time searching the web.
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"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves"
"All my hurts my garden spade can heal."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I'm not really a career person. I'm a gardener, basically."
--- George Harrison
"Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know
that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing
--- May Sarton
--- Minnie Aumonier