Garden Shows & Events

The 27th Annual Herb & Garden Faire took place over the weekend at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The two day event included plant sales, gardening lectures, arts and crafts, music, delicious foods, and garden themed displays. What started out as a small plant has grown over the years into […]


Our landscape is still white with a covering snowfall that seems to have been with us the entire winter, but there are a few gardening events on the calendar that will offer a taste of the greener days just ahead! My gardening activities for this year began in January with a trip to Amherst, MA […]


I first wrote about Native Seeds/SEARCH a couple years ago, ordered some unique vegetable seeds from them, and even dreamed about one day heading out west to visit their farm and attend a Seed School session there in Tucson, Arizona. Well the timing wasn’t convenient for this spring, but then I noticed the program was also scheduled to […]


I frequently publish a line up of spring gardening conferences but there are also some great fall events on tap for the backyard gardener or homesteader. For the past two years I have attended the Mother Earth News Fair that takes place in Seven Springs, PA and it has been a great event with a format […]


Thanks to everyone who read or commented on the recent post about the Troy-Bilt TB675 EC Trimmer. The review also featured a new grass trimmer giveaway and I am happy to share that the winner based on a selection by a random number generator is Amanda. Amanda lives in Oregon where she recently purchased a […]


I recently traveled to Arkansas to visit Moss Mountain Farm, the home of P Allen Smith and the set for his television shows that include the Garden Home and Garden to Table. A group of two dozen garden writers and eight business sponsors gathered together with P Allen and staff for a few days of […]


Mid-spring is a perfect time to explore the local plant sales, herb fairs, and even local nurseries to locate transplants for the backyard garden. It isn’t safe here in Central PA to set out frost sensitive plants just yet, but the frost-free date is quickly approaching. Even for those of us who like to raise […]

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It’s pretty bad that we can’t easily discern whether the foods we eat contain genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), but a battle is currently being waged in California that may help to change that. Proposition 37 is on the November ballot to decide whether food producers will be required to label the presence of GMO’s in […]


The weather was perfect for the opening day at the 2012 Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. I was on hand to take in the sights, sit in on a few lectures, and interview some of the speakers. There was a nice crowd on hand and I expect that tomorrow will see an […]