Blogs, Books, Podcasts

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Blog for Northern Gardeners

We may be a little biased, but our blog is packed with great ideas and inspiration exclusively for northern gardeners. One of our most-loved resources!

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Forks in the Dirt

Minnesota gardener, educator and farmers market manager Michelle writes about local food she grows, forages, cooks and eats!

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Seed Savers Exchange Blog

Check out the Seed Savers Exchange Blog to learn about their work in heirloom seed preservation, plus more content about seed saving, food sovereignty, and gardening. 

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Seed to Fork

Plant a garden, feed your soul. Writer Meg Cowden is a self-proclaimed plant enthusiast, eater of vegetables, admirer of insects and restorer of prairies.

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My Northern Garden

Gardening in cold climates isn't easy. But Mary Schier, editor of Northern Gardener magazine, helps us grow alongside her.

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Land Stewardship Project Blog

Explore the Land Stewardship Project Blog to learn more about the politics of local and national food and agricultural systems and LSP's work around fostering an ethical stewardship of land.

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A Year in Flowers

Cultivating a cutting garden? Or, want to create homegrown arrangements? Grab this helpful guide.

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A beautifully written garden memoir, this a wonderful read for an experienced gardener or anyone who loves plants and the environment.


Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer encourages readers to consider the ways that our lives and language weave through the natural world through sharing narratives from her Potawatomi ancestors.

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The Perennial Kitchen

Beth Cooley explores how perennial foods are vital both to the health of humans and the planet in her newest cookbook. 

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Houseplant Party

Now that's our kind of party!

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The Earth in Her Hands

Jennifer Jewell shines a light on the work of 75 women in horticulture and gardening.

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New Naturalism

Horticulturist Kelly D. Norris shares ideas and inspiration for a "nature-forward" approach to home garden design. 

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The Backyard Homesteader

Written by Alison Candlin, this new release offers tremendous practical advice and guidance towards growing a garden that helps provide self-resiliency. 

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Grow it, Minnesota!

Mary Lahr Schier, editor of Northern Gardener magazine, helps cold-climate gardeners grow veggies. fruits flowers and more.

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What's Killing My Kale?

Get research-based solutions to pest issues affecting fruit and vegetable crops from the University of Minnesota Extension.

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Seed Stories

Discover a unique garden seed variety each episode with interviews, history, seed saving techniques and more.

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Science, art and dinner—it's all in your backyard.

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Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden

This North State Public Radio production delves into conversations that explore the complexities of gardening and its potential as an avenue for creating positive change in the world.

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The Daily Gardener

Listen. Garden. Repeat. Jennifer Ebeling digs into botanical history, great gardening reads and unearthed words.

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The joe gardener Show

In this podcast devoted to organic gardening, grow with Joe Lamp'l, host of PBS' Growing a Greener World.

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Epic Gardening

Daily gardening tips and advice from Kevin Espiritu, an urban gardener, hydroponics enthusiast and all-around plant lover.

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The Gardenangelists

Passionate gardeners and authors Carol Michel and Dee Nash chat about flowers, veggies and all the best dirt on gardening.

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In Defense of Plants

Ecologist and podcaster Matt Candeias shares his favorite stories about plants and his obsession with the botanical world.