The Dirt on Organic Gardening Magazine

We no longer support the magazine on iTunes.

Due to the costs of producing and maintaining the magazine for iOS devices compared to the income generated, we have discontinued support for the magazine on iOS devices. We have not removed it from the iTunes store because we want people who have purchased in the past to still be able to access.

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A professional knows how to use his tools, and this lovely little book shares everything from how to pick the right tool for the job to a quick and easy hack for keeping those tools clean and well maintained.  Find out more.


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Chickens, chickens, chickens!

From the publishers of The Dirt on Organic Gardening Magazine

How I Survived My First Year with Chickens

Written by The Dirt‘s very own editor-in-chief, Su Falcon, How I Survived My First Year with Chickens chronicles her misadventures as a novice protector of the flock as she repeatedly demonstrates the difference between the dream of owning chickens and the very messy reality.

For more info, visit our very special chicken webpage.