Up-to-date news about the gardening industry.

High Glyphosate Levels Found in Common Processed Foods

By Hannah Kincaid

New studies show that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen and that high levels of the chemical exist in common household products.

Citizen Science Project: The Big Bug Hunt

By Jeremy Dore

Reports of bug sightings through this revolutionary project have already helped show patterns of pest attacks. Help The Big Bug Hunt go viral in 2017!

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.