Ask Brandon

Ask Brandon

Dear Brandon, I want start a garden this spring. What can I do this winter to prepare?   Dear Reader, Think. Observe. Plan. Implement.   THINK Take a step back. Think about what you want and why. Is this garden for you to look at? To work in? To eat from?...
Writing Contest: First-Place Essay

Writing Contest: First-Place Essay

by Amber Emens When I think of where I started my journey in organic growing, it takes me back to  the Michigan summers I enjoyed as a little girl. Summers were spent at my grandparents’ organic blueberry farm in the country. I would walk there every morning, taking a...
Writing Contest: Second-Place Essay

Writing Contest: Second-Place Essay

by Rita Gowler Let me tell you the corny story about my experience with the Organic Growers School Spring Conference. The seed was planted in my brain about six years ago when I found out about Organic Growers School Spring Conference. I had seen the announcement in...
Writing Contest: Third-Place Essay

Writing Contest: Third-Place Essay

by Rain Parker republished from her blog The Farmer + Forager… Growing Organically   Six years ago, I didn’t even really understand what organically grown meant. I mean, I saw vegetables in the grocery store that said they were. I also saw their price tag often...