Nature & Environment

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

Leadership Qualities I Learned from an Alpha Wolf

By Bruce McElmurray

My wife and I live in the mountains of southern Colorado with our four German Shepherd Dogs. We have numerous wild animals visit almost on a daily basis and occasionally a wolf will be seen or the tracks from one. On one visit to the nearby wildlife refuge, we made the decision to sponsor a wolf named Lucas. Here is what he taught us.

Changing the World with Effective Communication

By Destiny Hagest,

Is perception all that's stopping new ideas from reaching more people?

Where Have All the Wolves, Cougars, and Wild Horses Gone?

By Geri Vistein

How can we as a culture emerge out of the darkness where we think that our species has all the answers to complex relationships on the Earth? I share thoughts here regarding the treatment of our wild mustangs, and how their predators can help them and us.

'Only the Rocks Live Forever': Exploring Healing Energy in Stones and Crystals

By Blythe Pelham

I have a lifelong affinity for rocks and bricks. Though collecting them isn’t perhaps the most weighty thing I do, they certainly give my body a workout as they find their way into my garden and life over and over again.


Feeding the Pig: The Problem with Homegrown Arts Organizations

By Michael Johnathon, WoodSongs Front Porch Association

It costs the average musician upwards of $1,000 to be a member of most music trade groups, pay for conference fees, travel, and get hotel rooms and meals. That is more than most musicians make in a year. If it costs more to be part of the garden than the garden can provide, the farmer needs to make a choice: Abandon the garden or get rid of the pig.

Get Rid of Mosquitoes Without Spraying Chemicals

By James White

Disease-carrying mosquitoes can cause major damage to our homestead's livestock. Learn how to naturally repel and kill mosquitoes!

Nevermind the Politics, Forests Can Help Cool the Planet

By Raul D. Hernandez, Forever Redwood

Forestry and climate change are complex and emotionally charged issues. In this post, we focus on the forests themselves and how they can contribute to global cooling when forest management practices are adjusted through the incentives in the multi-billion dollar carbon credit programs being launched.

How to Relocate Spiders

By Mary Ann Reese

Spiders are beneficial arachnids, meaning they have eight legs. They can be found in or near a home. Relocating spiders to a more appropriate place is a much wiser idea than killing them when they're in our way.

Crowd at Seven Springs MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR


Sept. 15-17, 2017
Seven Springs, PA.

With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.