A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
Sorting through seed catalogs is one of the most entertaining tasks we have here at MOTHER EARTH NEWS. These garden seed catalogs come in handy when searching for just the right variety of heirloom veggies to grow, and they're fun to look at too!
A recent survey revealed that Americans are largely unaware of the presence of genetically engineered food in their diet, yet they maintain negative opinions about the safety of these GE foods.
The quiet low of January has broken, the promise of spring and its seedy optimism is evident in the pile of seed catalogs at my bedside.
Homegrown.org blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel of Dog Island Farm shares tips for deciding which seeds to order — in other words, which vegetable varieties to grow.
There are plenty of alternatives to handing out sugary candy at Halloween time.
How important our tractor and snow thrower are in keeping us from getting snowed in. Our local cooperative.
Making good decisions on how we use our land. Keeping it natural.
Reading between the lines of the seed catalog variety descriptions is a science and an art. How not to get carried away by all the positive exclamations and miss some basic fact that would tell you this variety is not for your farm? This post provides tips.
The world of organic seed, delusional hope and insomniac online shopping collide.
It wasn't many months ago the seed catalog for this year showed up, but at that point I had just, just, managed to finish off the garden season, slightly traumatized from all the work. To receive a catalog then seemed mostly like an ill-conceived joke, a way to rub it in; don't think you can relax too much.
Four questions I ask of new varieties, before ordering seeds.
Highlights from the catalog of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, by the editor in chief of Mother Earth News.
Reuse old seed catalogs and recycle lumber scraps while creating one of a kind designer home decor.
How to select and find the right pet for you. Non professional guidelines.
Receiving seed catalogs and dreaming of warmer weather and growing a garden.
Contemplations on what we eat and why we pay close attention to our food.
We have developed two customized search engines that make it easier to locate companies that offer specific varieties of seeds and plants, as well as organic garden products and tools.
I am especially concerned with the electricity hogs that keep us burning coal.
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.