After her chickens destroy the spring garden starts, our urban farming columnist goes on an heirloom seed-seeking adventure.
A reader frets about his caffeine-delivery equipment. Umbra gives him a dose of reality.
In her time at the helm of the Enivronmental Protection Agency, Jackson has gone from crusading to embattled. She talks with us about false choices between green ideals and greenbacks, the power of peer review, and cleaning up coal.
This video follows an experimental soil-focused art project in Philadelphia with a goal of one day making contaminated "brownfields" safe to farm on.
Smoking your own meat is easier than it sounds -- even if don't own any of the fancy gear. Try this DIY technique.
New science suggests that smaller crops might produce the same amount of food with much fewer resources.
A reader wonders how to find a hose that's not made of PVC plastics. Umbra's not going to water down this answer.
Breasts are amazing things, says Florence Williams, author of the new book "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History" -- but maybe not for the reasons you think they are.
Witness the evolution of New York City’s billion-square-foot roofscape in the face of climate change.