Gardeners Sharing their Knowledge and Joy

Hope this is helpful in creating food not bought

Gardening

Learn techniques to increase your food not bought.

Agricultural Therapy

Learn how we work with the elderly and veterans to spread the healing power of gardening.

Ivan Tomato Rescue

Discover the Journey to Saving a Tomato

Food Diversity

What is happening to our food supply and why is it important to save heirloom varieties.

Ivan Tomato Rescuers – Join the Conversation?

How wide will the Ivan be spread by this campaign?  Can we get it into the hands of gardeners throughout the USA and into several other countries too?   As  this campaign continues, this question floats through my mind. As of today, officially in the 5th date of our...

Reasons to Save the Ivan Tomato

Welcome to the Ivan Tomato   You have already shown your support by getting this far.  Let me give you a few more reasons why the Ivan is worth taking it a step further and supporting us in our Indiegogo campaign to save the Ivan...

Seed Satyagrapha (End Seed Slavery)

The efforts to control and own the rights to seeds has been going on for some time and is often headed by the big seed and pesticide industry.  In recent months we have seen some kinks in the armor of such forces with decreased profits and even lay offs by the giant...

The Publicity Hunt has Begun – We Need You

The Ivan Tomato Rescue Project has begun it's home stretch to the Launch. We have decided our go live date will be at the November 4th.  So for all those of you that are looking forward to helping us save the Ivan it is coming, trust me, it is on it's way.  There is...

The Slow Food Movement is Picking up Speed

The Slow Food Movement has over 100,000 members and is found in 150 countries.  Their mission is to provide clean, local, sustainable food for all.  They do this through promoting sustainable locally focused farming methods, helping to cultivate community leadership...

Sustainable Agriculture Meeting

Today I attended the Sustainable Agriculture Network Meeting here in Columbia, Missouri.  It was so wonderful to find myself surrounded by people that felt the same passion for growing food and sustainable practices.  The meeting was held at the Cafe Berlin.  It...

Food Diversity – Problems with Today’s Methods

When you  go into the grocery store, you only see a few varieties of produce.  There is often one type of most vegetables like eggplant, cauliflower, celery etc..  Others like tomatoes or lettuce there may be three types to choose from.  These varieties have been...

The Rise of Gardening

In the past, most families had gardens in which they grew much of their food. However, once industrial farming took over this became less true. Now, despite industrial agriculture being just as prevalent, gardening is experiencing a growth in popularity. Who is doing...

Why do I LOVE Gardening?

Have you ever gardened? Have you grown something, anything, it could be an African Violet that you some how have not killed over a length of time?   Do you remember that feeling when it first grew. Maybe it popped out of the ground, or it just survived plant shock...

Ivan Tomato Rescue Project

What would you do if you found yourself holding the last seeds of a wonderful tomato in your hands?  Would you brush them off on the ground and move on with your day, or would you try to save the plant and keep diversity in the food supply? This is where we found...

Food Diversity and Why it is Important

Why do we care about food diversity?  Why are we bothering to put all this energy and money into saving a tomato?  So what if the Ivan is no more? Why is this so important? According to the international Development Research Center out of Canada here are some things...