• Urban Ranching A Phenomenon of American Home Cooking. Nothing enhances a recipe quite like natural, raw ingredients. Take your cooking one step further - grow the ingredients yourself! As awareness for a sustainable environment and the importance of a nutritious diet is on the rise, urban ranching is quickly becoming a phenomenon of urban living. Tami Hons, urban ranching expert and co-creator of The Urban Rancher (hosted by the Texas A&M University), takes us on an insightful journey into this popular new lifestyle choice.


  • America's First Composter. "As evidence of George Washington's devotion to composting, he erected a highly unusual building specifically designed tocompost "manure" and to facilitate its "curing" into usable fertilizer."


  • Composting. This dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling stuff works wonders on all kinds of soil and provides vital nutrients to help plants grow and look better.


  • Mulching is one of the simplest and most beneficial practices you can use in a garden.


  • Vegetable IPM. Integrated Pest Management for the home vegetable Garden.


  • Cucurbit Disorders. Correctly identifying a problem is the first step in environmental pest management


  • Organic Lifestyles. There is nothing better than a home cooked meal with fresh vegetables that you've grown yourself.


  • Vegetables. Asparagus, Beets, Carrots, Collards, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Herbs, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Turnips and Mustards.


  • Freezing Fruits and Vegetables. Simple and fast method of food preservation that maintains the natural color, fresh flavor, and nutrient value of most fruits and vegetables.


  • Jellies, Jams and Preserves. Recipes, ingredients, and equipment needed to make home preserved jellies, jams, preserves, and fruit spreads.


  • Pickled Products. Preserve food, usually fruits and vegetables, with salt, vinegar, or both.


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