The Dirt on Organic Gardening Magazine

WHAT’S NEW at The Dirt on Organic Gardening Magazine—another great freebie!

A Beginner's Guide to Saving Seeds

Produced in conjunction with the Seed Library of Los Angeles, this sweet little guide gives you everything you need to get started as a seed saver for all kinds of different plants. Download your free PDF now, or get it on iTunes for your iPad or iPhone with your Dirt on Organic Gardening app.

Issue Q3 is out and packed with great info!

This issue covers everything from basic botany 101 to plants that will keep feeding you year after year. Find out how to grow things like garlic, ginger and celery, and learn techniques for propagating plants. Beautiful photos and info graphics throughout make this magazine an irresistible source of eye-candy education for the practical home organic gardener.

Want to explore back issue contents?

Every issue has a listing of the contents in our store. Check it out!

What our readers say:

“Sweet little magazine! Tons of timely and informative articles by experts, as well as people just like us, with lots of bright, eye-pleasing photos on every page.”  <MORE>

We love hearing from our readers and would like to know what you think of The Dirt. Write to us at

How to get The Dirt

There are two ways to get The Dirt on Organic Gardening Magazine.

iOS appFor your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, The Dirt is available on iTunes. Just download the free app, then buy the issues you want. Or even better, get a subscription.

(PLEASE NOTE: Subscriptions are for iOS devices only, and only let you read The Dirt on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. A subscription does not provide access to the PDFs available on this website.)

Download PDFsIf you have any other device—a tablet, laptop or desktop computer—The Dirt is available in PDF format.

Whichever way you want your Dirt, there are also free downloads, free issues, and other free stuff on a regular basis. Sign up for our free newsletter here to get all the news, plus gardening tips, special offers, discounts on cool products, previews of new issues, and more!


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.