Cheryl Long, editor in chief: 785-274-4319,
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: 785-274-4304, 

Inside the April/May 2009 issue of
Mother Earth News, on newsstands March 24


The “Revolutionary” Earth Day Issue: Bold new ideas to tackle climate change, considering conservation vs. population, best garden crops for your area and more

A Plan for the Solar Revolution  Mother Earth News offers a plan for the U.S. government to help lead the world into a carbon-free solar era, but it will take commitment on a scale not seen since World War II. Page 86

Grass-fed Meat Combats Climate Change  Converting cropland to perennial pastures combats climate change, builds better soil and produces healthier meat — all without scaling back beef and dairy production. Page 48

Why Conservation Alone Won’t Solve the Problem  Publisher Bryan Welch discusses how the plan for a sustainable human future needs to include population control and innovative new economic systems. Page 80

The Best Crops for Your Garden  Plan your most successful garden ever by using crops that naturally thrive where you live. Based on Mother Earth News’ reader survey results. Page 34

The Best Electric Mowers  These four cordless electric mowers pollute less, are easy to use and work as well as — or better than  gas mowers. Page 62

Green Patio, Walkway and Driveway Options  Try these eco-friendly permeable paver options to allow for better groundwater drainage and less heat buildup. Page 106 

and more …

About Mother Earth News

Published by Ogden Publications,
 Mother Earth News ( is the oldest and most widely distributed magazine dedicated to sustainable lifestyles. Since its launch in 1970, the brand has been a trusted guide to sustainable lifestyles. Today it enjoys the highest print circulation in its category with at least 432,000 paid copies. Each bimonthly issue of Mother Earth News features practical and money-saving information on cutting energy costs; using renewable energy sources; organic gardening; green home building and remodeling; do-it-yourself projects; and conscientious, self-sufficient lifestyles. Mother Earth News offers free syndicated content, RSS feeds and topic-specific e-newsletters for journalists and consumers, at no charge.


About Ogden Publications

Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading media company and information resource serving the sustainable living community. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, The Herb Companion and Grit. Ogden Publications also serves niche markets with magazines and books targeting rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division. The Topeka, Kan.-based company is privately held.

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