Dear MOTHER: April/May 2015

Reader letters about earthbag building, water consumption, factory farms in the rural United States, a hand-built outdoor oven, pressure canning, state-level sustainable population, ethical eating, seed saving, and more.

Outdoor Oven
“I really liked the setup because it’s multipurpose — a grill, smoker, oven, griddle, and maybe things I haven’t even thought of yet!” — Pat Hill; Wickes, Ark.
Photo courtesy Pat Hill