• fungi in a lawn

    Fungi Are a Sign of Soil Health

    A great indicator of soil and plant health is the appearance of fungi in a lawn. The fruiting bodies of an important underground community, they often appear in the fall…

  • How-To

    All About the Soil Food Web (And Why It’s Important)

    A few years ago, only a handful of people in the country had heard the term “soil food web.” Now it’s cropping up everywhere, and gardeners are wondering what on…

  • growing shiitake mushrooms

    How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

    Looking for a long-term project? Consider growing your own mushrooms. Shiitakes raised at home are superior in taste, texture, and appearance to what is commercially available. They're a lot cheaper,…