Green Corn Project

Green Corn Project is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping Central Texans in need grow their own organic vegetables. GCP installs organic food gardens for elderly, low-income, and disabled community members as well as for elementary schools, community centers, and shelters in underserved areas of Austin. We turn unused land into garden beds that provide food, education, and a … Continue reading

Natural Insecticides for a Vegetable Garden

Natural Insecticides for a Vegetable Garden

Learn how to use natural insecticides like chili pepper and  garlic to deter pests from your food garden. GrowTest – Popular Posts: How to grow an organic vegetable garden Scott Meyer, editor of Organic Gardening magazine, explains how to plant and nurture an organic vegetable garden. … Continue reading →… City of Orlando: Uproot Your Vegetable Garden or Pay Us … Continue reading

How to Build a Tomato Watering System

How to Build a Tomato Watering System

Learn how to make a watering system for your tomatoes or any other staked plants. GrowTest – Popular Posts: How to Build a Wicking Barrel A quick clip on the setting up of a Wicking Barrel—a self-watering container. … Continue reading →… How to Grow Chilli Peppers Learn how to grow some spicy peppers in under 10 minutes. … Continue … Continue reading

Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables

Rob Torcellini bought a $700 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener. Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish is … Continue reading

What is Aquaponics?

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics A sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are … Continue reading

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms at Home

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms at Home

Learn how to inoculate oak logs with Shiitake mushroom spores. GrowTest – Popular Posts: How to Grow Chilli Peppers Learn how to grow some spicy peppers in under 10 minutes. … Continue reading →… Can Mushrooms Save the World? Mushrooms and the Environment Listen to  John B. Wells joined by Paul Stamets in this video. He has been a dedicated mycologist … Continue reading

Growing Mushrooms

Growing Mushrooms

A visit with the Oregon mycological society to see how they grow different types of delicious mushrooms for the home garden. GrowTest – Popular Posts: Starting Mycelium at Home Brief instructions on how to start mycelium for the mushrooms you want to grow at home inexpensively and easily. … Continue reading →… Can Mushrooms Save the World? Mushrooms and the … Continue reading

Urban Farm Feeds the Neighborhood

Tim Donovan, who calls himself “a farmer and maker,” leads the agriculture team at Project Grow, a program of Port City Development Center, an arts and farming organization that works with adults with disabilities. The project brings together people active in the arts, farming and community organizing and has grown from one small plot of about an eighth of an … Continue reading