Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.

Find Sustainably Harvested Wood

By Vicki Mattern

If you’re getting ready to build a home or begin a woodworking project, consider building with sustainable wood products. With help from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council databases, you can locate sustainably harvested wood.

FrogTape Introduces Shape Tape

News Release

FrogTape’s latest painting tape provides endless design possibilities and masking protection.

Homemade Shaker for Dried Herbs

By Lou Anne Zander

Recycle a common household item into a container for dried herbs or spice blends.

Tornado Survival Tips

By Matthew Stein

With 1/3 of the population of the US under a tornado watch today, these tornado facts, myths, and survival tips could save a lot of lives!


Do-It-Yourself Furniture From Downloadable Plans

By Alec Weaver

These DIY furniture pieces can be cut and fabricated from any flat, sturdy material.

Stain Your Deck So It Lasts

By Steve Maxwell

Download Steve Maxwell’s free list of tested and approved deck stains that have worked well in field tests.

Growing Your Business at Home and Locally

By Robert W. Bly

There are many tactics for growing your business, from advertising locally to establishing productive relationships with your client base.

Portable Table Saw Purchasing Tips

By Steve Maxwell

Here’s what to look for when purchasing a portable table saw for DIY building projects around your homestead.

Crowd at Seven Springs MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR


Sept. 15-17, 2017
Seven Springs, PA.

With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.