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The Good Earth & SASCU 2018 Update

The Good Earth team is back from our third summer trip to Uganda and we are excited to share all that is happening with SASCU, which consists of the orphanage, Future Hope school and Providence Farm.  We continue to focus on ways to help SASCU become a more sustainable ministry through developing and growing Providence Farm.  We… Read more »

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Changing Things Up!

You might notice some pretty big changes on your next visit to The Good Earth; we thought you might like to know in advance where to find your favorite plants! First of all, Japanese Maples switched places with our Shade Lovin’ Shrubs.  We wanted to move all of our shrubs to one area to make… Read more »

How to Effectively Use Dormant Oil

What is dormant oil? Dormant oil refers more to when the oil has traditionally been applied rather than what it is made of. Newer dormant oil formulations are typically refined from petroleum oil, such as mineral oil. Unlike home remedies, they also contain an emulsifier to help water mix with the oil, which will provide… Read more »

Deter Deer from Your Landscape

Here in the Natural State, we enjoy wild beauty. In Good Earth’s home city of Little Rock, nature is never far from our doorstep—from native dogwoods to bubbling brooks to abundant wildlife, we’re surrounded by homegrown beauty. However, this closeness to nature also carries a threat to our gardens: deer! We get questions every week… Read more »

Pollinator Plants for Arkansas Gardens

Butterflies, birds, and bumblebees! These creatures bring an element of wonder to the flower garden and help pollinate our fruit and vegetable patches. With a little planning, you can invite pollinators into your garden and appreciate their beauty all season. In addition, creating a hospitable environment for pollinators in your backyard helps to support their… Read more »

How to Grow Butterfly Weed

Keep reading for tips on how to grow butterfly weed successfully here in Arkansas! Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) is the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year, chosen by the national Perennial Plant Association! Every year, a notable perennial comes into focus and this years’ selection is surely one to include in the garden! There are many… Read more »