The bounty of a home garden is for sharing with family and friends, and South Dakotans are soon going to be asked to think of raw milk in much the same way. New South Dakota safety regulations are being re-written to apply only when raw milk is sold commercially for human consumption, not when unpasteurized…

For home gardeners, spring is a busy time of year and there’s never a tomato with more flavor than one grown to full ripeness on the vine. But there are also many safety precautions to follow to prevent contamination of fruits and vegetables with pathogens that cause serious foodborne illness. Michele Jay-Russell, a veterinarian and…

In the form of a beguiling tall stranger, death lurked in my garden last year. This spring, it reappeared, but this time much closer to the house. I only discovered its identity when, by chance, I bumped into a photo of this stranger while reading some news about the Pacific Northwest on the Internet. Accompanying…

In 1864, when Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman conducted his famous March to the Sea, splitting George apart like a ripe peach, his troops lived totally off the bounty of the land.

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Sherman’s Union army, marching without supplies, did not want for anything, while up north the Army of Virginia was experiencing disease and starvation …

As gardeners bring fresh produce indoors, questions of food safety may not be on their minds.  Here is the hard-earned product of carefully nursed seedlings, plenty of mulching, watering and endless weeding.  Tomatoes, zucchini, spinach and Swiss chard: if you grew these foods, you made be too blinded by pride to think that they could …

A city planner in Oak Park, Michigan apparently did not get the memo about gardens being a good thing.

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The Oak Park official wants to put residents Jason and Julie Bass in jail for putting a tidy garden in their modest front yard.

The action comes in stark contrast to the garden-promoting city of Detroit, …

Interest in vegetable gardening is growing, thanks in part to rising food costs, ecological concerns and incidents of foodborne illness related to produce.

Just how many backyards are becoming food gardens is hard to enumerate, but the American Community Gardening Association estimates there are now more than 18,000 community gardens in the United States and …

It isn’t uncommon for home gardeners in older cities to find a significant amount of lead in their backyard soil, so many build raised beds and bring in freshly composted soil to avoid the problem.

That was exactly what The Food Project, an organization that promotes sustainable urban agriculture, did in the Boston communities of …