Our HOMEGROWN 101s empower eaters and farmers together to learn skills and get know-how for growing, cooking, sharing and cultivating community through food and farming.

Celebrate the culture of agriculture and connect to the source of our food.

Featured HOMEGROWN 101s

Build A Pallet Wood Chicken Coop

Learn the ins and outs of building a chicken coop from pallet wood. Get instructions on sourcing the wood, designing the coop, and how to build your very own hen house.

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Companion Planting

All about Companion Planting, where you place plants next to each other that will get along. Do tomatoes like basil? Will arugula play nicely with broccoli? Create harmony in your garden and avoid food fights.

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How to Start a Food Recovery Program

This 101 brings advice from Ashlee O. Shelton, founder of The Greenhouse, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Where some food recoveries focus on salvaging unsold food from restaurants, the Greenhouse collects its food from local farmers — and then does one better. To extend the life of this good food, Ashlee and company preserve, can, pickle, and freeze it, capturing precious nutrients at their peak before redistributing their efforts to Harrisburg’s underserved citizens.

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Photo: Lori Garringer

How to Build Raised Beds

We’re not talking raised beds in the princess-and-the-pea sense, with fluffy mattresses stacked a mile high. We’re talking raised beds for growing—as in gardening boxes. Usually made out of wood planks, concrete blocks, bricks, or other recycled materials, a raised bed gives you lots of control over your growing patch.

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