The Natural Life Magazine website includes, for free, a small percentage of the articles published in the magazine. We’re in the midst of renovating the site and have created a new subject index that is a better way to find green living articles.
Each of the five topic graphics on the main index page takes you to a subject-specific mini-site with short descriptions of the articles and links to them. The Organic Gardening graphic is above. The others are green living, natural parenting, sustainable homes, and healthy living.
We’ve just released the latest in our Natural Life Magazine Inspiration E-Compendium series. It’s a collection of inspiring and informative articles, photographs, and charts from Natural Life Magazine that will help both veteran and novice gardeners grow their gardens organically. Includes planning; Spring garden preparation; companion planting; growing a garden full of pollinator-friendly plants; raised beds; mulching; Bokashi composting; beneficial insects; no-dig gardening; and more.
PDF format, 26 pages. Learn more here.
You might have a strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk that’s looking sad, or a backyard that yearns for a garden but you don’t have time for it. And, gosh, you’d like to be able to meet some of your neighbors. And organic produce is sooo expensive from the grocer down the street. You are a candidate for yardsharing!
Community (sometimes called allotment) gardens have traditionally provided garden space for landless gardeners. But in many places, the converging trends of local food, food security, and economic hardship have resulting in long waiting lists for community garden plots. So creative gardeners are filling that gap using yardsharing. And they’re reaping many more benefits than the food they are producing.
Yardsharing is the perfect combination of community gardening, local food, slow food, and social networking. Yardsharing has probably always been done on a small scale, but in the last while, it has become a growing (pun intended) trend in North America and Europe. Yard sharing connects someone with space for a garden but no time, ability or inclination to plant one with someone who has time to create a garden but no space – because, for instance, they live in an apartment. In return, the person with the space receives a share of the food the garden produces.
It’s not too late to get started this year. And this article in Natural Life Magazine’s March/April issue describes how.