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I Failed at Growing Food for Humans, So I Grew It for...

As I tended to native flowers on my fire escape, I discovered there’s a lot... (more)

Lela Nargi
Why We Need to Adopt More Orphan Crops

Planting more of these neglected crops could help mitigate food shortages in the face of... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 28, 2022
How to Transform Green Walnuts Into a Nutty Liqueur

A bartender-botanist’s guide to making nocino, a traditional Italian liqueur made from unripe walnuts.

Danny Childs
June 22, 2022
What the Future of Almonds Looks Like in a Dry California

The state grows the vast majority of the global almond supply. As water becomes scarcer,... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 21, 2022
Women Are Charting New Paths on Changing Waters

These kelp and shellfish farmers are breaking down barriers in aquaculture and helping to pave... (more)

Carrie Honaker
June 20, 2022
Tomatoes Are the Latest Victim of Climate Change

Researchers expect global tomato production to decline as droughts and rising temperatures affect major growing... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 15, 2022
Why Scientists Want to Bring Farming to Swampy Peatlands

Wet agriculture, called paludiculture, turns peatlands into productive growing areas.

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 14, 2022
10 Drought-Tolerant Crops to Plant Amid Water Scarcity

These fruits and vegetables will thrive even in the hottest conditions.

Lindsay Campbell
June 9, 2022
What Does the Future Look Like for Georgia Peaches?

Despite their ubiquitous association with the state, peaches are no longer Georgia’s biggest fruit crop.... (more)

Lia Picard
June 6, 2022
Montana Is Leading the Way in Lentil Research

At Montana State University, researchers are studying how genetic and environmental factors affect lentil crops.

Shea Swenson
June 4, 2022
Could Tomatoes Be the Secret to Solving Vitamin D Deficiencies?

Researchers found a way to boost vitamin D levels in tomato plants, opening up new... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 1, 2022