This year marks 40 years of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, and it all started with issue No. 1.
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MOTHER EARTH NEWS editor Shelley Stonebrook shows how rewarding self-reliance and food security can be!
Reader Deborah Sampson wrote in with concerns about reusing supermarket jars and lids for canning, and recommends always using new lids as a safety precaution.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
As a kid in the mid-70s, reader Shannon Gardner learned how to make a whistle out of a willow branch using his pocketknife in an issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS — and still reads today.
Reader Janice Houck has been a reader since issue No. 2, and she has her farm, complete with a garden, critters, a rain water collection system and even honeybees!
Ethan Dean reads MOTHER EARTH NEWS during a break in his duties in Iraq.
Reader Rose Bryan and the Adams Public Library in Indiana used bags of top soil to provide a garden for their summer cooking class for local children.
KEITH WARD/JOHN GRUEN