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Returning the ‘three sisters’ – corn, beans and squash – to Native...

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Historians know... (more)

Christina Gish Hill
This Plant May Have Evolved to Escape Humans

One of our favorite categories of research is ways in which plants are smarter—or more... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 24, 2020
6 Crops You Might be Surprised Aren’t Native to the US

Winter squash, corn and climbing beans are well-known as native crops to North America. Indigenous... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 23, 2020
Meet These Afro-Indigenous Farmers Who Want to Fund Food Through Hemp

A.yoni Jeffries wants to make sure the names of her ancestors live on a hundred... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 22, 2020
The Seed Saving Descendants

You can’t grow a garden without seeds.  Long before the regenerative agriculture movement started preaching... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 15, 2020
European Union Hits United States With Tariffs On Tobacco, Nuts

The European Union is set to impose new tariffs on a list of American goods... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 10, 2020
Kitchen Garden Consultants

Nicole Burke has believed in the power of growing your own food long before it... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 8, 2020
Food for Free: How to Make Acorn Flour

Acorns, once released of their tannins, are remarkably sweet foods. They’re filled with amazingly high... (more)

Mark Lewis
November 7, 2020
Engineers Are Developing Self-Watering Soil for Drought Farming

Over the past 100 years, droughts have become both more severe and more frequent. Drought... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 4, 2020
Corn Yields Are Up, But More Vulnerable to Drought Than Ever: Study

Corn yields have set records in five of the last seven years, which should mean... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 3, 2020
How Growing Giant Vegetables Became a Pandemic Pastime

In recent months, Sam Polly’s front yard in Humboldt County, California has been a food... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 1, 2020