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You might think building a green home automatically means you’re building one with good indoor air quality. That’s not necessarily the case. Here are three ways to ensure the air you’re breathing inside your home is as good as — or better than — the air you’re breathing outside.

Considerations Before Drinking Raw Milk

Milk is food. Commercial dairy farmers are under so much pressure to increase milk production and cut costs that they often overlook that fact. When you are selling your milk directly to your customers, it is extremely important to pay attention to and be knowledgeable about milk flavor, shelf life and safety.

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6 Natural Allergy Remedies
Breathe easier with these natural, medically proven allergy treatments, including immunity-boosting foods and plant-based healers.

12 Strategies to Strengthen Your Immune System
From sleep habits to socializing to choosing the right foods, find out how you can give your immune system a natural boost.

19 Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu
Stay well this winter with these proven strategies for preventing colds and flu, and some simple, natural cold and flu remedies. 

75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies
Used correctly, herbal remedies can be a safer, less expensive alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Directory of Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
From soothing aloe to spicy horseradish, subtle-sweet marjoram to savory thyme, discover the exceptional flavors and gentle healing capabilities of more than 40 of the plant kingdom's finest.

Herbal Antibiotics: An Effective Defense Against Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs'
As the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as "superbugs" become more numerous and more virulent, herbal medicine offers an alternative to increasingly ineffective drugs. 

Herbal Skin Care Basics: Tools, Ingredients, Recipes
Discover the best natural ingredients for concocting your own herbal skin care products, and try these easy, refreshing recipes for Rose Water, Bay Rum Aftershave and Astringent, and Sea Salt Body Scrub.

Homemade Herbal Medicines for Common Ailments
Simple and safe, homemade herbal medicines can help you heal common ailments on a shoestring. 

Natural, Homemade Laundry Soaps
Use baking soda, white vinegar, lemon juice and other natural ingredients to clean, soften, whiten and freshen your clothes — no harsh chemicals necessary!

The Fats You Need for a Healthy Diet
Delicious news: You may want to bring bacon and butter back to your plate! Find out which fats you need, which you should avoid, and the top food sources for a healthy fat diet.

The Benefits of Honey
Honey can be used as an inexpensive remedy for sore throats and indigestion, as a disinfectant, an energy booster and much, much more.

Tick Prevention and Management
Given their capacity to carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick prevention is a must if you're spending time outdoors. Here are 10 tips we recommend.

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FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In Folks, This Ain't Normal, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.

Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture" and profiled in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote.

Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice – practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure – make Folks, This Ain't Normal a must-read book.

$25.99

ULTIMATE SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE COLLECTION

Whether you are looking to start your own organic garden, raise your own backyard bees for honey, or wanting to make your home a zero-energy home this invaluable set is for you. This set has more than 1,500 pages of tips, guidance and practical advice for you to live a more self-sustaining life.

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Mother Earth News and Grit Self-Sufficient Resource Set
Mother Earth News and Grit come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything from organic gardening to bees and honey, from backyard rabbits to self-reliance and country skills. The do-it-yourself projects include energy-saving household updates as well as instructions for constructing chicken coops, outdoor bread ovens and permanent garden beds. Follow recipes for baking sourdough bread, preparing rabbit meat, fixing delicious egg dishes, and cooking with honey.

Best of Mother Earth News: Complete E-Book Collection on CD-ROM
There is a better life. It's simpler, healthier and more satisfying, and Mother Earth News can help you live it. This e-book collection explores topics ranging from renewable energy advice and practical homesteading solutions to creative natural building methods. This comprehensive set includes more than 500 pages of tips, stories and diagrams.

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening on CD-ROM (First Edition)
This remarkable e-book by food historian William Woys Weaver is the bible for gardeners who choose to explore the fabulous flavors, fascinating history and astonishing diversity of vegetables. Weaver profiles 280 heirloom varieties, providing recipes, growing advice and authoritative history.

$19.99

TOPSY-TURVY INSIDE-OUT KNIT TOYS

Susan B. Anderson's fifth book, her most enchanting yet, turns the spotlight on "reversibles": knitted projects that are two toys in one. Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys offers a a dozen delightful toys, including a dog in a doghouse, a chrysalis with a fluttery surprise inside, a tiny hidden fairy, a vintage toy with a fabled theme to boot, pigs in a blanket, and much more.

The adorable photographic sequences and the playful and energetic line drawings show how each finished reversible can be turned inside out to reveal its companion toy. Projects are arranged in order from simplest (fine for a beginner) to the most challenging. Finally, the book features tutorials from the author (a great knitting teacher), explaining special techniques: how to apply any appliqué, how to do the stem stitch, how to embroider "eyes" on the Bunny and Lamb, and 14 more. It all adds up to the best knitting book of the season.

$17.95

DAY RANGE POULTRY

This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture, from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences -- both success and failures -- the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages, disadvantages and rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Offering hard to find information on raising turkeys, small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production, the book also includes a foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon.

$22.00

MOTHER EARTH NEWS DIGITAL ARCHIVE: 1991

This digital product contains content published in the year 1991 and is provided in the EPUB format. Once the item is purchased you will receive access to the downloadable file on the order confirmation page. There are dozens of options for viewing the content. Click here for more information and details on how to read EPUB files. In order to view this product you will need e-book reader software. If you do not have e-book reader software we recommend Adobe Digital Editions.

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS Digital Archive is available for download by individual year and features everything published from each issue of the magazine as well as content that appeared exclusively online. From articles on working the land, raising livestock and home energy improvements to information on garden planning, DIY projects and healthy, wholesome recipes - you'll find it all!

You can also access the complete EPUB Digital Archive by ordering the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Archive 1970-2013: Multiplatform Edition on DVD-ROM.

$10.00