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This Seed Detective Travels the World Tracking Down Lost Crops

Adam Alexander travels the world looking for new seeds to add to his collection, an... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
Making the Case for Intercropping

A new study supports the practice of cultivating more than one crop in a field... (more)

Shea Swenson
September 28, 2022
In Awe of the Pawpaw

Meet the bartender-botanist committed to reviving this humble native fruit.

Danny Childs
September 24, 2022
Rice Growers Continue to Battle Weedy Enemy

A new herbicide-resistant rice variety was supposed to help farmers control an aggressive weed in... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 19, 2022
Researchers Propose a New Way of Regulating Engineered Crops

NC State scientists say the current way of regulating genetically modified crops based on the... (more)

Shea Swenson
September 13, 2022
The Future of Breadfruit in the Fight Against Food Insecurity

Study after study confirms breadfruit’s resilience in the face of a changing climate.

Shea Swenson
September 10, 2022
The Winery Garden That Feeds Migrant Vineyard Workers

At Somerston Estate in Napa Valley, a half-acre plot is devoted to growing fruits and... (more)

Shelby Vittek
September 5, 2022
How One Portland Organization Uses School Gardens to Plant Seeds of Confidence

In Oregon, Growing Gardens is teaching kids about culture and self expression through gardening.

Emily Baron Cadloff
September 3, 2022
These College Students Want to Abolish Pesticides on Campus Grounds

Across the nation, college students are pushing for organic and regenerative groundskeeping.

Emily Baron Cadloff
August 31, 2022
Could California Be the Next Agave Spirit Capital?

Researchers at UC Davis are researching agave’s commercial viability.

Lindsay Campbell
August 29, 2022
A Celebration of Husked Fruits in Cocktails

Identified by the paper husk that surrounds them, physalises such as tomatillos, groundcherries and gooseberries... (more)

Danny Childs
August 27, 2022