May 12, 2013 Treated human waste has been used on farmland for decades, but the ick factor has not entirely faded. Some environmentalists think the treatment process may not get rid of all the harmful contaminants that could be in the waste.
March 21, 2013 Spring has sprung, but in most parts of the country, just-picked vegetables are still months away. In northern Minnesota, growers are experimenting with solar soil-warming techniques to coax spring to appear earlier.
August 31, 2012 As many as 40 percent of urban families in sub-Saharan Africa farm in household or commercial gardens. A survey from the United Nations finds that these urban farms, which feed millions of people each year, are in jeopardy if they're not protected during Africa's growth spurt.
August 30, 2012 The Youth Garden Project cultivates healthy children, families and communities through educational programs.
August 24, 2012 Several city planners in Provo City have been growing a garden in their spare time. However, the group picked an unusual spot to plant their seeds.
August 20, 2012 Food service director Sharlene Wong had a dream: Start a community garden in the Wallingford school district.
August 13, 2012 The Need to Feed Gardening Initiative plants community gardens, runs a community cafe and donates fresh produce to local food pantries.
August 4, 2012 Scientist Adam Steltzner worries about whether the Mars rover landing equipment he helped design will work. But in his garden, where he approaches things like the engineer he is, he is firmly in charge.
June 1, 2012 Scientists still don't know exactly what growing conditions are responsible for the most flavorful tomatoes. But they have a few ideas that are worth keeping in mind as you try to coax sweetness and tartness from your garden seedlings.
May 25, 2012 Snapping turtles look to suburban New England gardens to lay eggs as their habitats are increasingly threatened. So the next time you're checking the progress of the peas and lettuce this spring, beware.
March 20, 2012 In cities across the country, most community gardens are divided up into individual plots. It means if some of your neighbors start shirking their responsibilities, it's not really your problem. But there are also still a lot of people doing communal-style gardens.
March 1, 2012 A community group in Seattle is transforming a 7-acre plot of land into a forest of fruit trees where neighbors will be encouraged to forage and meet each other.