May 26, 2020

Chief Farmer

The tomato hornworm, a voracious caterpillar, can significantly damage your garden plants. Learn how to identify this garden pest.

May 25, 2020

Chief Farmer

Common purslane may be considered a pesky weed by many. In fact, it is a delicious and nutritious plant that can be foraged in many parts of the world.

January 16, 2020

Late winter and early spring are ideal months to start your spring and summer vegetable plants indoors, giving them a jump start, so they are ready to be moved outdoors once the chance of frost has passed. This article contains tips for successful seed starting and sav...

December 9, 2019

Chief Farmer

Common and tasty edible winter weeds in the low desert

November 7, 2019

Chief Farmer

The process of fermenting foods has been around for over 8,000 years. The first fermented foods and beverages included bread, beer, and wine. Recently, lacto-fermented foods and beverages have become trendy as healthy dietary supplements, and many people have started m...

July 23, 2019

Chief Farmer

This article is about the current status of Industrial Hemp as a farm and nursery crop in Arizona. Any citizen over 18 with a fingerprint clearance card can now apply to grow hemp in Arizona, but the regulations and fees are barriers that may prevent hemp growing as a...

By far, the most common wood-destroying organism that affects homes in Arizona is the subterranean termite. You've probably heard the saying, "You either had them, or you are going to get them." These little pests are that prevalent.

Around monsoon season, subterranean...

May 10, 2019

Chief Farmer

Has food ever made you sick? Each year, about 48 million people in the U.S. (1 in 6) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These illnesses are a significa...

April 25, 2019

Rainwater harvesting is an ancient technique that has been practiced for thousands of years in desert regions. The Hohokam canals were one of the first known local rainwater collection systems in the low desert of Arizona.

Water is a precious resource in the Valley of t...

March 10, 2019

Chief Farmer

We have all heard about the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. Gardeners have the advantage of freshly grown and harvested food. However, we can't always eat our produce raw directly from the garden, especially when we have a bountiful harvest, nor can we g...

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