Welcome to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Podcasts, where we discuss sustainability that mixes home-grown practices with modern practicality.




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Keeping Urban Chickens
Profit as a Homesteader Favorite Medicinal Plants Keeping Urban Chickens
Mother Earth News’ Editor-in-Chief Hank Will, and Becky Tipton of the Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ Association, on making a living from small acreage.
Jessica Kellner, Editor-in-Chief of Mother Earth Living, and JoAnne Bauman, respected herbalist discuss their list of favorite medicinal plants for their gardens. Two of our favorite faces of the poultry world, Patricia Foreman and Victoria Miller join Jennifer Pitino of the "Urban Chicken Podcast" to discuss how city chicks make a community better.

Renewable energy sources

Real food in the city

Sustainable Energy Inside City Limits Charcuterie in the City
Dr. Green Minisode
Former MOTHER EARTH NEWS editor, Kale Roberts and author Dan Chiras come together to discuss your options for living off-grid in city limits. Respected authors Meredith Leigh and Gianaclis Caldwell discuss making choices that positively impact us and our communities from the urban homestead and beyond. Kevin Fletcher explains that when it comes to the farm, some things are better left to "Dr. Green".
Do you see the queen?
little girl with chicks safe behind fence
 Beeginning With Bees
Get Started with Chickens

Common Flock Problems

Producer Robert Riley speaks with expert beekeepers Becky Tipton, Dawn Combs, and Steve Tipton  cover several topics on getting started with bees to help you keep a successful colony. 
 Kellsey Trimble of Grit sits down with some of our favorite poultry experts to discuss getting started with your flock. There are many considerations to keep in mind.
 Joe Putnam and Patricia Foreman sit down with Kellsey Trimble of Grit to discuss getting started with your flock. There are many considerations to keep in mind.
Tea Garden   Bride and Groom carving spoons 
Herbs for Your Teacup
Get Married with Mother Earth Living
Spoon Man Minisode
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Senior Editor Hannah Kincaid took time to chat with herbalists Dawn Combs and Joanne Bauman about what they grow in their tea garden and how to use it.
Join Mother Earth Living's design experts as they discuss planning eco-friendly and sustainable gatherings, specifically weddings!  Caleb Regan speaks with Jake Kristophel to discuss why he made the choice to quit his job and work from his homestead and how he continues to diversify.
 craft distilling    
Craft Distilling
The Nature of Things Minisode
 Profit with Poultry
Victoria Miller sits down with Kellsey Trimble and Robert Riley to discuss the legality of distilling your own liquor as well as the process of distilling.
In this minisode, Managing Editor of Grit Magazine, Kellsey Trimble, discusses her admiration of Gene Logsdon and reflects on his passing.
Many of us joke that our hobby flocks don’t pay the bills. Let’s change that! Patrica Foreman and Victoria Miller join us to share their expertise on monetizing your flock.
 Succession Gardening
Get to Know Goats
Capture a Swarm
Charlotte Brunin meets with Rebecca Martin from MOTHER EARTH NEWS Pam Dawling and Petra Page-Mann to learn about succession gardening for a year-round harvest.  
Kellsey Trimble of Grit visits with Gianaclis Caldwell, Jeanette Beranger and Richard Browning to find out all she can about keeping goats and which breeds may be right for someone getting started.
Charlotte Brunin and Zach Foley take a call with Hilary Kearney, a favorite blogger on Keeping Backyard Bees, to find out how bees swarm and how they can catch one. 

The Mother Earth News and Friends Podcast is a production of Ogden Publications

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