Thes Are The Best Herbs To Grow in Arkansas!

Gardening is a tough job. It not only requires patience and skill but immense experience, care, and luck to get the best out of your sow. Herb gardens are as popular as flower gardens because they are both beneficial and equally beautiful and fragrant and are a pleasant sight to enjoy. Some herbs are easier … Read more

Tale of An Arkansas Native Tree: The Locust

Arkansas is home to many trees and houses the most variety of trees and plants in all American States. Locusts, like many other plants, are native trees to Arkansas, and varying varieties of Locust trees can be found throughout Arkansas.  Although Locust trees are commonly found all over the United States and have now spread … Read more

Best Fruit To Grow in Arkansas: Complete Guide!

Arkansas has a relatively mild climate, giving homeowners lots of opportunities to make a home orchard, a kitchen garden, or even just plant a couple of trees.  Arkansas stretches right from Zone 6 of Northwestern highlands to Zone 8 of Southeastern lowlands. The state is largely kept away from extreme weather given the warming effect … Read more

Urban Farming

When you think “urban,” what comes to mind? It’s probably not green spaces, poultry, lush gardens, or heaping baskets of fresh produce. Yet that’s exactly what the urban farming movement is—urban spaces in which crops, usually produce, are grown. Little Rock Urban Farming, owned and managed by Chris Hiryak, is just one of thousands of … Read more

Beekeeping in Arkansas

While bees are not the only pollinators around, they are an extremely important one, with some estimates indicating that over a third of all agricultural products grow due to the work done by the little yellow-and-black insects. For the average person, though, bees are simply a stinging critter to be avoided, squashed and feared. In … Read more

Sunflower in Arkansas

It’s like sunshine caught in a bottle, and its nutty taste bursts in the mouth. It’s non GMO, drought tolerant and cold-pressed, chocked full of Vitamin E and healthy fats. Sunflower oil has been the oil of choice in Europe for centuries. James Wayne has grown sunflowers for the last three years on a few … Read more

When & What Herbs To Plant in Arkansas

Diane Brownlee and Jerry Smith recently acquired a 100-acre farm, and the future farm-steaders are eager to explore their cultivation options, including the approximately 150 herbs that can be found in Arkansas gardens. The Little Rock residents are ready to get started, so they turned to expert herbalist and gardener Debbie Tripp of Royal for … Read more

Farm To Table

Supporting local farmers and creating fresh, interesting and healthy dishes are what makes Chef Matthew Cooper’s menu at The Preacher’s Son in Bentonville stand out in a city of notable restaurants. One thing diners may not notice as they are engrossed in the heavenly atmosphere of the historic, renovated former church is that the menu … Read more

Growing Tomatoes in Arkansas

in the late 19th century, tomato production in the state of Arkansas expanded as canneries and tomato sheds sprang up across the state—and our neck of the woods, Bradley County, is perhaps the best-known tomato-producing region in the Natural State. The Bradley County “pink” tomato was first grown in 1923 after Texas boll weevils struck … Read more