MSU Urban-Agriculture Research Center

Courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock Detroit, Mich., is working its way to the top of urban-agriculture research. While traditionally a mecca in the worldwide automotive industry, the city of Detroit, Mich., may be adding another facet to its fundamental structure: global recognition as an important city in the field of urban-agriculture research. A proposal, recently submitted by […]

Seeds for Seniors

Photo courtesy Seeds for Seniors Seeds for Seniors maintains a large garden, where fresh produce is grown for senior citizens. A beneficial program is making life a bit easier for seniors in eastern Iowa’s Linn County. The Seeds for Seniors program, established in 2010, has a simple but worthy mission: to meet the needs of […]

How to Grow Brassicas

Become a fan of the coolest crops in the garden with advice for sowing, growing and harvesting brassicas.

Crop Profile: Kale

Grow kale as a nutrient-rich addition to a variety of dishes.

Crop Profile: Broccoli

This tasty brassica crop has been a favorite on dinner plates for centuries.

Crop Profile: Cabbage

The head of the cabbage family, this brassica will have many uses on your hobby farm.

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