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How to Build a Cold Frame in 20 Minutes for Under $40

Cold frames are season-extending covers constructed over vegetable beds to keep the frost off. Like... (more)

Brian Barth
Can CBD Help You Quit Smoking?

The budding research on cannabidiol, or CBD, attracts a great deal of interest in the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 18, 2019
This Bill Would Preserve Native American Seeds

A bill recently introduced into Congress would help protect Native American seeds and their history.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 18, 2019
How Colombian Corn Farmers Are Using Tech to Boost Yields

As extreme droughts and floods wreak havoc on farmers’ fields around the world, scientists may... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 16, 2019
Study Suggests Farmers Could Grow Crops on Mars

If humans successfully colonize Mars, farmers will play a vital role in feeding those who... (more)

Alex Robinson
October 15, 2019
Climate Change Could Send Wheat-Growing Areas Into Drought

For years, scientists have known that wheat is especially vulnerable to damage lent by climate... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 1, 2019
Cover Crops Can Triple the Amount of Earthworms in Soil

Cover crops are lauded for their ability to recharge the soil. The most well-known benefit... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
September 29, 2019
Could Cannabis-Growing Facilities Be Bad for Air Quality?

As a crop, cannabis has an awful lot going for it. The plant is hardy,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
September 26, 2019
Climate Change Is Threatening a Treasured Harvesting Tradition

For Dylan Jennings, the annual wild rice harvest is a cherished practice that connects him... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 23, 2019
Greenhouse Classes Vs Greenhouse Gases

It’s a blistering afternoon in central India, but Mallesha Singam is having an unusually fruitful... (more)

Aaron Dorman
September 21, 2019
Can Working With Plants Help Convicted Offenders?

We already know lots about the benefits of working with plants. Gardening has been shown... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
September 20, 2019