Organic Certification?

Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food? Part II

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A well reasoned and thoughtful article on "Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?". The answer isn't as obvious as you think.
Organic Certification?

Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?

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A well reasoned and thoughtful article on "Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?". The answer isn't as obvious as you think.

Can One Person Really Make a Difference Today?

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Can one person really make a difference in the food system today? This is how one person can make the change that they seek in healthier, local food.
Heirloom Seed Corn

Thought Provoking Article About Our Food System

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Are you truly part of the positive change in the food system, or are you part of the status quo -even while thinking you are helping change along?

Squash Bugs and Ways to Deal With Them

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We explore the most effective natural means of controlling the destructive squash bugs in your vegetable garden.
Slow Food Southwest Regional Meeting

The Food Movement, Rising

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Michael Pollan writes about the Food Movement. The Food Movement is local, small scale and fresh food as opposed to shipped, commercial and tasteless food.

Growing Your Salad In A Container Garden

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Here is one way to easily grow fresh salad vegetables year round in small spaces with a weekend project.

Supermarkets Slow Down Yet Gardens Are Growing

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As supermarkets slow down and food prices continue to increase, gardens and local food systems are growing faster than ever.
GMO Labeling Fight

Non- GMO Labeling is a Hit with Consumers

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Non- GMO Labeling is the fastest growing store brand segment last year with a 67% increase in growth. Customers are looking for safer, healthier food.
Seed Planting

Heirloom Seeds Give Us Resiliency

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The diversity of heirloom seeds gives a resiliency that provides a real answer to the collapse and catastrophe of today's chemical industrial agriculture.
Dacha Garden

Homegrown Vegetables Are the Most Nutritious

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Growing your own vegetables gives the most nutrition, the best taste and saves the most money. In some cases it even pays you to grow your own vegetables!

Food Films

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Winter is a cold time of year, with shorter days and more time spent indoors. One of my favorite hobbies (besides gardening) is watching movies.
Fall Garden Salad

Heirloom Gardens From Seeds

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Incredible, exceptional taste is the single biggest reason so many people are turning to heirloom gardens for their fresh vegetables.

New and unique heirloom seed collections available online now.

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We have an initial 14 collections that are specially priced and carefully selected to make your growing experiences as easy and rewarding as possible.
Oaxan Green Dent Corn

Home Seed Saving and Storage

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Seed Saving and Storage gives valuable updated information on how to best save and store your heirloom seeds.
Heirloom Seed Corn

Heirloom Seeds and Plants

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Heirloom vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs are varieties that have remained popular with home gardeners because they grow well and taste great.

A Royal Vegetable Garden and more

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A short intro on 2 new articles showing the popularity and importance of heirloom seeds and local gardens.
Cleaning Pumpkin Seeds

How to Store Your Seeds for Next Year

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We get a lot of questions on how to save seeds. Most of them are general seed saving questions, but most boil down to how to save seeds for the next year.

Raised Garden Beds at Underwood Gardens

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We are finishing up our raised bed garden, which will be both production garden for our family, and a test garden for the seed business.
Square Foot Heirloom Vegetable Garden

The Value of a Home Garden

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What’s a home garden worth? With the global economy spiraling downward it’s a good question to ask and a good time to ask it.

What is Terroir Seeds and how does it relate to Underwood Gardens?

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How Terroir Seeds came to be, with an heirloom seed growing home gardening background, Stephen and Cindy purchased Underwood Gardens and moved forward.

Why Heirlooms Seeds Matter

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Heirloom seeds, along with heirloom herbs and flowers have seen a tremendous growth in the past few years. Why do heirloom seeds matter?