Victory Garden Of Tomorrow
We caught up with founder Joe Wirtheim, a modern homestead printmaker, designer and artist, who started Victory Garden of Tomorrow to grow better gardens, better food, and better cities through handcrafted affordable art.
Test Garden Favorites
In 2010, the Grow Indie team grew, tested, and tasted more than 300 varieties from the top indie seed companies. Here were our favorites.
Meet Mrs. Pleasant
We recently caught up with Mrs. Pleasant, a Philadelphia-based vegetarian, vegan, and raw personal chef and got her to share her tasty recipe for Black Olive Hummus---yum!
Preserving the Future of Food with Heirlooms
Meet Jere Gettle of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, a modern-day pioneer leading the heirloom movement, with the mission to preserve our food supply and teach people about the sustainable nature and diversity of heirloom vegetables.
A Farm Grows in Brooklyn
Farmer Annie Novak, the co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, gushes excitedly about her penthouse view. This high-rise is no ordinary bit of open-air space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn—it’s a 6,000 square foot organic vegetable farm whose inhabitants are swiss chard, lemongrass and bok choy.
Trying out some organic, raw pumpkin seed butter. Two thumbs up!
A delicious and healthy kit for making your own chocolates!
Snow and Ice
A few pictures around the yard from the most recent snow and ice storms.
indoor potato practice
Here's my attempt at growing potatoes indoors using a repurposed kitty litter container.
Time to Get your Coldframe On
A coldframe is a great way to extend the season, and enjoy greens, radishes, and cold-weather crops well into winter.
Farm Shin Dig at Eckerton Hill Farm
Heirloom tomato farmer and author Tim Stark hosted his annual farm party/pig roast, drawing foodies local and far to enjoy good eats straight from the farm.
BPA-Free Ways to Can This Year's Harvest
Traditional canning jar lids have traces of harmful BPA, which kind of defeats the purpose don't ya think? Here are some BPA-free ways to can your harvest this year.
Mulch: Stick it to those weeds!
Forget black plastic, there are simple, cheap or free organic mulches you can use that will dramatically make things easier.
Review: The Soyabella
We tested out the Soyabella in our quest for making our own soy/nut/almond milk. Turns out, it's super easy!