See the big pictures here!
Mort Mather is a father, organic farmer, philosopher, author (a
book and numerous magazine articles), and environmentalist. His writing is laced with the kind of laid back humor that's made him a favorite of readers of magazines like Mother Earth News. He has a bushel of on-line organic gardening articles full of organic gardening advice! Just click a title in the list to the right.
You can ask
Mort for help with your organic
gardening question. And, you can buy his book for only $6.50 (plus shipping).
"The land is
our bank. Making deposits is a high priority."
Gardening for Independence is a must read for any organic gardener or organic farmer! Funny, witty, well researched, well written, and more important now than ever, Gardening for Independence is the handbook for anyone who takes pride in land and work. Full of practical information and laughs, this book is a necessary addition to your organic gardening library!
Mort covers a wide
range of topics in his book: organic gardening methods including organic weed and pest
control, raising organic livestock, and proper storage of your fruits and vegetables.
aversion to chemicals, or any farming contrary to nature, is made clear in an often
humorous way. More about the book is available here.
Mort was named
Environmentalist of the Year by Down
East Magazine in 1987. He works as a consultant for organizations.
organic garden now supplies many of the fresh, organic
vegetables served in Joshua's,
his son's gourmet
restaurant in Wells, Maine.
Cheer up your gardening shed or work space
posters and art
|The big pictures of Mort's
organic garden are here.|
recently published Mort's
article on animals in the
garden, and they have a
discussion forum on the subject.|
|Mort is a member and former
president of MOFGA, the
Maine Organic Farmers and
|Don't miss Mort's friend the Tomato lady!
She has a great seed source list!|
Philosophy essays cover
little things, like life,
liberty, happiness, love, and
To order an autographed
copy of Gardening for Independence, send a check or money order for
$8.50 (includes $2 shipping and handling) payable to:
802 Bald Hill Road
Wells, ME 04090
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Mort's Organic Gardening
Q & A
Featured Organic Gardening
The best soil amendment you can
use is the one you can make.
Organic weed control, water
saving, and soil amending cure-all for the
Mort answers a reader's question on
his blog about bindweed:
"When my son was preteen I would pay him and a friend by the ounce for
the "gold" roots. Perhaps I didn't pay enough or use the right
motivation because, though he and his friend loved to dig, they tired of
gold mining too soon. When my Tom Sawyer plan failed I found myself out
there digging up the rhizomes. It was just a matter of keeping after
them, getting as many as I could in the time I had and keeping an eye on
the patch and going after any as they appeared above ground."
Another organic gardening article from Mort's
Mort's advice on building compost bins, from his
Joshua's is southern Maine fine dining restaurant featuring fresh
organic food made from scratch. The vegetables are freshest in the summer when they come
straight out of the Mather gardens planted especially to meet the needs of the