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.
Readers Sandy Callahan and Mike Thomas honed their earthbag-building skills by constructing this well house. Next, they’ll use their know-how to build an earthbag home.
Photo by Sandy Callahan
Onions, carrots and trellis-climbing snap peas thrive in this bed mapped out using MOTHER’s Garden Planner.
Photo by Sariann Irvin
“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
“All the bed needed was a little catnip to entice Amelia to curl up. It’s been less than a week since I made it, and it has already become a popular napping spot!” — Courtney Denning; Cincinnati, Ohio