Tag: Soil

2019 Reading Challenge: Sustainable Agriculture

2019 Reading Challenge: Sustainable Agriculture

Twelve books to stretch your paradigm and inspire you for a new year of country living.

Garden Soil Colors and What They Mean

Garden Soil Colors and What They Mean

How to assess soil saturation and organic matter content at a glance.

What is Vermicompost?

What is Vermicompost?

How worms can work with microbes to improve your garden soil—fast.

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

How a little math can help you build your best compost pile ever.

What is Permaculture?

What is Permaculture?

Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.

11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming

11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming

Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and […]

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.

Sand Dropseed

Sand Dropseed

This unique seed-throwing grass plays an important role in rebuilding damaged shortgrass prairie.

Buffalo Grass

Buffalo Grass

This native of the shortgrass prairie holds great potential for low-maintenance lawns in dry climates.

Smooth Brome

Smooth Brome

This cool-season grass can be a boon in the pasture or a bane in a wildlife planting.