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Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Have you ever heard of the old Appalachian tradition of "planting by the signs"? This ancient method of garden planning relies on moon phases and the...

Land and Ladies: Women Helping Women Manage Land and Timber

Land and Ladies: Women Helping Women Manage Land and Timber

Are you interested in investing in timberland but don't know where to start? We interviewed certified Forester and educator, Danielle Atkins of Land...

Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!)

Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!)

Tree identification apps are a helpful and handy tool for land owners, nature lovers and anyone interested in learning more about forests and...

How To Farm In The WoodsAn Introduction to NonTimber Forest Products (NTFPs)

How To Farm In The Woods—An Introduction to Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

Wooded properties aren't just for growing timber! To learn more about agroforestry, we talked to Professor and Forest Management Extension...

How to Transition Your Garden to Perennials this Fall

How to Transition Your Garden to Perennials this Fall

Do you spend big dollars every spring and fall to purchase new bedding plants for your flower beds? If so, you might find that transitioning to...

Heres how to solve boggy problem areas on your land

Here’s how to solve boggy problem areas on your land

Wet, swampy areas on your land can be a headache. Consider these natural landscaping solutions to make the most of excess water.

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Wondering what type of house to build on your rural land? We compare 13 different housing styles to consider for your homestead/hobby...

Improving Fish Habitat in Small Ponds

Improving Fish Habitat in Small Ponds

Fishing on your own farm pond can provides hours of relaxation and entertainment for adults and children alike. However, it's important to know how...

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

More than 74,000 family forest owners have turned their 19 million acres of timberland into certified tree farms. Should you? The director of the...

Improving Tree Esthetics  A Landscape Project from Start to Finish

Improving Tree Esthetics — A Landscape Project from Start to Finish

We all have projects that seem to linger on our “to do” list. They may be nagging items that we never have the time allocated to complete, or they...