prickly pear fruit

Eat This Cactus

Prickly pears are a common landscape plant of the desert West, but did you know you know they’re edible, too?

wildflower I.D. - black-eyed Susan

Can You Name That Wildflower?

Use the picture slider tool to play a game of wildflower seek-and-find—just don’t peek at the answer!

coffee substitute

3 Coffee Substitutes You Can Grow

If you’re trying to cut back on your caffeine intake or simply want to find a locally grow bitter brew, these plants could be for you.

Chicory: From Coffee to Plate

You may know lowly chicory’s well-dressed cousins by different names, and they should end up on your plate—or in your cup.

ground elder

What To Do About Ground Elder

This prolific carrot-family plant may be a nuisance to some, but it’s full of edible and medicinal potential.