Nature & Environment

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

A Successful, Sustainable Forest

By The Wood-Mizer Team

By managing his family's forestland with natural and environmentally friendly practices, Jim Birkemeier has created a sustainable forest model that is being taught and implemented all over the world.

Inspiring Eco-Consciousness in Kids Without a Load of Eco-Guilt

By Andrew and Michelle Shall, The Redeemed Workshop

How do you talk to young children about caring for the environment without loading them with guilt? Here are five environmental education suggestions that create natural opportunities for kids to learn about what they can do to be immersed in nature and help our planet.

5 Edible Wild Greens: Free Foraged Food for Your Table

By Samuel Thayer

These wild edible weeds will soon be gourmet greens in your salad bowl. Learn the basics of backyard foraging and your taste buds will thank you.

Using Phenology to Better Know Your Land

By Andrew and Michelle Shall, The Redeemed Workshop

Observing and documenting the seasonal phenomena that happen on your land can be a fascinating and important way to get an understanding of how it changes through the year. And it can be fun, too!


Biosolids: More Harm than Good, Part 2

By Lidia Epp

This is Part 2 of an interview with David Lewis, Ph.D. - formerly a senior-level research microbiologist at EPA-ORD. He currently serves as director of research for the Focus for Health Foundation.

Winter Weather Time Warp

By Bruce McElmurray

Our changing weather pattern at high elevation.

Biosolids: More Harm than Good, Part 1

By Lidia Epp

Dr. David Lewis, Ph.D., who was formerly a senior level research microbiologist at EPA-ORD, kindly agreed to an interview for the MOTHER EARTH NEWS blog addressing the issue of agricultural use of sewage and industrial sludge, aka – biosolids. He is one of the most prominent scientific voices in the growing opposition to biosolids land application. Dr. Lewis’ publications are frequently cited as an example of solid, unbiased scientific evidence of the danger posed by this practice.

This Stuff is for the Birds

By Blythe Pelham

Creating a friendly environment for wild birds on your property can help them and provide for hours of viewing opportunities for you.

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.