The Story of MOTHER EARTH NEWS

From its humble beginnings as a pioneer of the environmental movement in the 1970s, the magazine has grown in popularity and influence, and will continue to evolve.



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MOTHER EARTH's "3VG," one of the several experimental vehicles built by the technical staff.
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John Shuttleworth at work. Rather than by "desktop" publishing, he started the magazine more by an "on the kitchen table" method.
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Mother's Eco-Village Waterwheel
At the magazine's Eco-Village, a waterwheel powered the workshop.
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Former editor Bruce Woods at work in one of the many experimental organic gardens maintained by both editorial staff and gardeners.
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Beekeeping was a staple of MOTHER's hands-on teaching style.
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Rafters on Alsek River
Subscribers on Alaska's iceberg-strewn Alsek River; "Tours that Teach" went everywhere.
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A pioneer in publicizing solar energy, MOTHER constructed many passive-solar models at Eco-Village, including this greenhouse. Active solar also became a focal point of its energy activities.
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Like beekeeping, hydroponic gardening was another one of MOTHER's summer seminars. Indeed, in its heyday, the magazine functioned almost like an open-air university.
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Sara Pacher pausing by China's Great Wall.
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