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How More Than a Century of Antarctic Agriculture Is Helping Scientists Grow...

Scientists just grew plants in soil from the moon, but the world's southernmost continent has... (more)

Daniella McCahey
Goodyear Wants to Make Tires From Dandelions

The company is betting on the pesky weed as a reliable source of domestic rubber.

Shea Swenson
May 24, 2022
Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil for the First Time

The seeds grew in lunar soil collected during Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions decades... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 20, 2022
They’ve Come a Long Way, But Gene Banks Still Lack Protections for...

A global effort revealed that certain crops are better represented in gene banks. Now, researchers... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 17, 2022
A Botanist-Bartender’s Ode to the Dandelion

From wine and mead to amaro and tonics, the spring dandelion has long been a... (more)

Danny Childs
May 15, 2022
USDA Renews People’s Garden with New Locations

The initiative is back and expanding, with a focus on food education in urban centers.

Emily Baron Cadloff
May 10, 2022
How to Graft a Tree Using the ‘Whip and Tongue’ Method

Join two plants together as a way to grow hardier trees and accelerate the fruiting... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
April 30, 2022
The Surprising Home of Arbor Day Celebrates 150 Years of Planting Trees

Nebraska City wasn’t known for trees. That is, until a former US Secretary of Agriculture... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 29, 2022
It’s Time to Celebrate Our Gardening Failures

Forget the picture-perfect garden photos. Instead, turn to this Facebook oasis of crappy yields and... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 27, 2022
How to Harvest Seaweed Sustainably

Think of harvesting seaweed like giving the plant a haircut, leaving the root so it... (more)

Amanda Swinimer
April 26, 2022
To Meet the Demand for Organic Crops, We Need to Produce More...

According to a new report, many farmers rely on conventional seed to grow organic crops,... (more)

Lela Nargi
April 25, 2022