Nature & Environment

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

The Real Cost Of Food Waste

By Tammy Taylor, Taylor-Made Ranch

The world's population is growing but we're wasting much of the food that's being produced. There are protections in place for those donating edible food, and there are many things you can do in your own home to reduce food waste.


Reviving the Golden State with Heritage Grains

By Ann Nguyen, The Ecology Center

In the parched Tehapachi Valley of California, where the yearly precipitation rate is only four inches, farmers are investing in growing heritage grains.


Seeing the Forest for the Deer

By Ryan Trapani, Catskill Forest Association

Deer are unique in that they are often managed regardless of habitat quality. When ecology and grazers are out of balance, impacts on forest health and herd health can be severe.


National Communities Conference Held at Twin Oaks

By Rehana Franklin

What do homesteaders, college students, radical anarchists, nut-butter manufacturers, interfaith scholars and farmers have in common? Community!


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Beneficial Uses for Drones

By Bruce McElmurray

Drones can be used to survey areas to develop more accurate maps. They can be equipped with heat sensors and used in search and rescue at far less cost than putting people out there searching for those lost. This post counts the beneficial uses of drones, or airborne robots.


Growing Gardens, Growing Community

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

How what started as a humble seedling giveaway is spurring the creation of a neighborhood food system.


'I Am Coyote' Profiles North America's Native Carnivore

By Geri Vistein

This blog post is an introduction to the author'snewly published book, "I Am Coyote." What is essential to know when living and farming with carnivores? I would suggest that THE most important aspect to understand is WHO THEY ARE. Get to know how they live, how they think, their complex social lives and much more.


Agroecology Rebuilds Rural Livelihoods of Women in Post-Earthquake Nepal

By Christopher Sacco, Groundswell International

Many rural Nepalese faced persistent food insecurity even before the recent earthquakes. Now, because of the destruction of livelihood assets, the situation is substantially worse. With support from Groundswell International, family farmers in post-earthquake Nepal are learning and using ecological agriculture principles to restore their farms, become more resilient, and create a more equitable landscape for women.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

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.

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