Vol. 60, No. 4
Growing Lavender for Art & Soul
Technology gives us a new canvas for using this fragrant herb, beloved for centuries for its ability to soothe body and spirit.
By Florence Rodale
Gardening to nurture wildlife doesnít mean sacrificing beauty or drought tolerance, as this Austin, Texas, garden brilliantly proves.
By Linda Lehmusvirta
Deborah Madison's new cookbook celebrates the nuances of different vegetable families. In our exclusive excerpt, she focuses on the humble yet indispensable bean.
By Deborah Madison
Keeping in touch with events and our readers.
We Hear You
Kudos for a cover, and advice on aprons.
Smart ways to think about shade.
We Like This!
Our pets deserve organic products, too.
Greene & Blackís Organic founder Craig Sams believes biochar can save us.
Summer berries with an appealing tartness.
The healing properties of sunny calendula.
Ask Organic Gardening
Flowers for hummingbirds, Japanese beetle control, and dealing with mosquitoes.
Good Bug, Bad Bug
The spotted wing drosophila is a tiny invader thatís having a big impact on fruit.
Find It Here
Get more information about the people, places, and products from this issue.
On the cover: The native Echinacea is a star of the midsummer garden. Photo by Andrea Jones.
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