Up-to-date news about the gardening industry.

National GMO Labeling Bill Signed into Law

By Shelley Stonebrook

The 2016 “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard” sets national guidelines for labeling GM ingredients; however, many believe the guidelines are too obscure.

State of the World's Plants

By Hannah Kincaid

Kew Garden’s “State of the World’s Plants” report provides fascinating insight about the modern understanding of plants.

Favorite Seed Catalogs for Winter Reading

By Oscar H. Will III

Heirloom Gardener’s Editor-in-Chief, Oscar H. Will (Hank), reflects on seed catalogs that he enjoyed reading as a child during long, North Dakota winters.

Feedback From Our Readers: Winter 2016

Letters from our readers

We consider every phone call, email, and social media comment carefully, and we’re humbled by the praise and advice that readers have shared.


Deforestation and Hurricanes

By Elizabeth Stone

Discover the effects of deforestation on land, weather and what can be done to help.

Wildflower Wonders: Appreciating the Prairie Ecosystem

By Oscar H. Will III (Hank)

Editor-in-Chief Oscar H. Will III ponders the relationship between heirloom cultivars and their wild plant ancestors.

National Heirloom Exposition

By Kathy McFarland

Santa Rosa, California is hosting the 5th annual National Heirloom Exposition, with heirloom plants and livestock of all varieties on display!

History of Fairs and Festivals

By Jodi Torpey

Agricultural fairs and festivals grew out of village market days and livestock exhibitions into the massive events held today.