Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.

5 Questions for Jessi Bloom

By Jessi Bloom

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Jessi Bloom.

What To Dо For A Snаkе Bite

By Elizabeth Gatto

This article describes techniques for avoiding harmful snakes and what to do if you are accidentally bitten by a venomous snake.

Dear MOTHER August/September 2017


Letters from our readers about a debt-free cabin, agriculture in the classroom, a community garden, and more.

Living a Good Life

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS seeks a balanced, active life for himself and his canine companions.


How Natural Disasters Make Entire Counties Poorer

By Kayla Matthews

Natural disasters are devastating to begin with but, when you consider the economic impacts they’re also responsible for, they’re downright terrifying.

5 Questions for Ananta Ripa Ajmera

By Ananta Ripa Ajmera

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Ananta Ripa Ajmera.

‘Busy as a Bee’ Has New Meaning with Colony Collapse Disorder

By: Greg Long

Our food supply depends on the hard working honey bee. Colony Collapse Disorder is threatening the honey bee population. We must all do our part to help save the honey bee.

5 Questions for Jill Nussinow

By Jill Nussinow

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Jill Nussinow.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.