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1/8/2010
Here are great ideas on how to improve your garden for the new year. Learn how to build a new garden gate and transform the appearance of your garden without spending any money. 
8/8/2014
Download the MOTHER EARTH NEWS category-specific "Gazettes" apps, which are popular article collections for your mobile device that you can access on the go, no Internet connection required.
2/23/2011
Our expert explains what really happens when fuel additives are put in a gas tank, and how this may cause more harm than good. If you really want to increase your mpg, our expert has a few tips for that as well.
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
2/25/2011
Yes, you can power a car or truck on wood. Chip Beam thinks it won’t be long before we encounter a gas shortage and/or significantly more expensive gas. So what can be an alternative source of energy to power our vehicles? How about wood chips or pellets of plant matter? It may sound bizarre, but it really works. Here’s the first post in a new blog devoted to wood gasification for transportation.
4/5/2009
Here are some tips for making a new garage more environmentally friendly.
4/8/2008
It takes a lot of energy to produce concrete, so when possible, it's good to look for substitute building materials. Here are a couple of options that might be good choices for a garage.
10/20/2010
GazeboCreations.com is an award winning internet retailer that now offers state-of-the-art online design capabilities to consumers with its Gazebo Designer.
10/13/2011
For Bryan Welch, a prototype of Toyota's 2013 Prius Plug-In is a real life example of how gasoline electric hybrids have made major gains in efficiency over other conventional cars.
10/29/2010
The Union of Concerned Scientists developed a card game, Cool It!, that helps children learn about global warming.
1/1/0001
These kids just won’t quit! Jumping up and standing on horses is one sure way for goats to get up higher than the rest.
7/1/2011
This simple, chilled Spanish soup featuring fresh summer herbs--basil, cilantro and parsley--in a cool, tangy tomato base is sure to be a hit at your Fourth of July picnic.
2/22/2011
When Joan King Salwen is invited to speak with Bill and Melinda Gates about The Power of Half, she learns how valuable homemade gifts can be.
4/23/2013
Ours is a great country and I don't think defined by politics but by people like the ones from our small county who served and are little known.
2/10/2012
Cam is appalled by how much stuff he has accumulated and how much stuff other people have too.
5/1/2014
"Grass, Soil, Hope" by Courtney White is a new book from Chelsea Green Publishing that discusses combating climate change through land-based carbon sequestration efforts such as composting and increasing biodiversity.
5/29/2014
Make your home more energy efficient with Indow Windows Shade Grade.
9/26/2010
GRIT Assistant Editor Caleb Regan checks in on U.S. Belted Galloway Society and its Belted Galloway heifer contest at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Seven Springs, Penn.
1/12/2011
Grit magazine is offering a Belted Galloway heifer as a prize in a giveaway.
11/23/2011
A brief thesis on the finer properties of garlic and planting instructions.
5/16/2012
Summer intern Megan describes her first time gardening at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, planting cucumbers for the first time and watering the office garden.
9/16/2011
Every day, Wayne Keith proves that wood gas can be a practical, renewable and sustainable transportation solution. Certainly not for everybody, but certainly for anyone with moderate welding skills, a sustainable source of wood or other type of biomass, and a sawmill or access to a sawmill. I think there are many, many MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers who fit the previous description, just for starters.
4/22/2011
Save money and gas this Earth Day — and every day! — by using these five green driving tips from the Car Care Council.
9/26/2010
I noticed, as I walked the FAIR yesterday, a broad section of America.
8/30/2013
Protecting against fires has long been important to code officials, builders and homeowners alike. None of us want to see our homes go up in flames or experience the loss and grief associated with fire.
10/17/2013
Take a seat on this comfy sofa you made yourself using recycled car seats.
1/13/2012
Texas coastal city best represents tractor giant’s culture of “rise.”
3/5/2012
How we milled lumber, made a gate and installed the gate during a break in the weather.
4/15/2011
Volunteers work to start the Sunset Hill Elementary School Garden in Lawrence, Kan.
3/30/2011
Explore how you can make your own home grown organic fuel to power your own transportation or electricity.
7/10/2013
This Melon Gazpacho Recipe is a wonderfully refreshing version of the classic chilled soup. Chilled melon soup is a perfect complement to spicy food in the summertime.
9/10/2008
Is having too many gardens a detriment to selling a suburban home?
7/27/2011
A transplanted Choctaw and Southerner, a grandmother shows her strength and creativity during the Industrial Revolution and shows how one can face and adapt to life’s challenges. 
6/24/2013
Quail meat is making its comeback as there has been more of a demand due to the composition of the meat and exotic taste. Restaurants and grocery stores are supplying more quail meat to feed their consumers. There is a lack of producers, therefore education and encouragement is needed to increase the popularity further and meet the demands.
10/10/2013
Writer attributes eating wild food, game, homegrown vegetables and forest food to good health.
9/29/2011
Should The Gourmet Butcher produce a deer butchering DVD?
8/5/2010
I just came across these videos that show the wood gas Isuzu Trooper built by our friends at Beaver Energy in action and had to share them.
5/21/2013
Here are seven devices that will help you conserve energy in your home, and maybe even help make our world livable again.
10/28/2011
Taking back birth as a family, usually though home birth, and becoming stronger as a result.
5/13/2009
There are a growing number of small, solar-powered gadgets for sale including solar flashlights, radios, cell phone chargers, outdoor motion lights and more. Are you using any of these small solar products? Do you find them useful? Tell us what you think!
1/2/2012
An introduction to choosing a midwife and making your home birth as safe as possible.
1/26/2012
A short list of gift ideas for gardeners.
10/18/2011
Across the pond, engineer Martin Bacon and a team of volunteers have created a coffee-powered car that averaged 66.5 mph over two speed runs.
1/10/2008
Watch this video of garlic farmer Bob Anderson discussing his love of all things garlic.
1/2/2014
Musing on how most of us believe "the end" is near for various reasons.
3/2/2010
The experience of growing one's first garden is a thrill one will never forget.
5/7/2012
Tips on how to celebrate National Wildflower Week, May 6-13!
10/1/2012
Explanation of what bioretention systems are and how they are used to reduce and filter storm water runoff.
10/24/2011
Facts on the links between weather and pumpkins and what you can do with leftover pumpkins.
8/5/2008
This Friday, Beijing will show off its green improvements when the Olympics begin.
10/21/2010
An introduction to Richard Hilderbrand’s new blog discussing climate change, plus the first installment. Learn how Earth utilizes greenhouse gases to ensure stable temperatures, or thermal equilibrium, as well as how fluctuations in solar activity relate to changes in global temperatures.
8/2/2012
The NH Permaculture Gathering is just a couple weeks away!
6/4/2009
Wood gas, or wood gasification, is a decades-old renewable energy technology that converts chunks of firewood, wood chips or other cellulosic biomass to power vehicles.
5/5/2010
The community garden in East Harlem, Chenchita's Garden, is beginning to take shape.
3/10/2010
You can help support a community garden in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood.
3/29/2013
As America’s fuel use continues to decrease, proposed solutions such as the Keystone XL pipeline and food-to-fuel conversions may be unnecessary.
10/10/2013
This acorn-shaped wool garland is easy to make and perfect for fall decor.
4/8/2011
The Reincarnated McMansion Project aims to tear down one inefficient, climate-insensitive suburban house and replace it with two small, green, handcrafted homes.
9/12/2011
A recent Gallop poll concludes there is a big significance difference betwen what scientists and the general public know about climate change. This posting discusses two basic facts about climate change that can't be refuted.
3/31/2011
For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions in 1990, the United States saw a record-setting 5.8 percent decline.
11/29/2012
In a war on gardens, the City of Orlando has taken issue with the rows of beans, greens, and other vegetables occupying Jason and Jennifer Helvenston's front yard garden. The Helvenstons respond to the City's request they remove their "illegal" garden.
10/7/2010
Amid mounting concerns over food security and sustainable food systems, the rise of urban gardens and agriculture has been on the rise. Due to a paralleled increase in the numbers of people interested in learning how to garden, programs in urban agriculture at colleges as well as nonprofit urban garden training programs have sprouted up across the country.
8/24/2010
Do you know the best time to plant garlic? Try planting in fall instead of spring for healthy, large garlic bulbs.
5/14/2014
Learn what to do when you spot garlic scapes growing on hardneck garlic types, and discover how to use garlic scapes that you remove from plants.
8/9/2010
Cam shares his love affair with garlic and explains the work involved with growing and processing organically-grown garlic.
7/28/2011
Cam enjoyed another week with some volunteer helpers!
11/29/2007
If you're the type that enjoys a good garlic appetizer, garlicky salad, garlic entree, garlic beverage, and maybe even a garlic dessert, you'll want to find time to visit the world's best garlic restaurants.
9/28/2011
Keeping the project going is my goal.
4/23/2013
April is National Garden Month! Learn about the benefits of building a garden and tips on how to create one even if you don’t have a big backyard.
9/17/2014
Fall is the time to plant garlic. The cloves send down roots during the winter, popping their green heads out in early spring.
4/6/2011
No one had ever attempted to set a land speed record for gasification vehicles so Beaver Energy was the first.
5/11/2011
Back at the lab we are installing a new three inch line from the air dryers to the throttle body.
11/12/2012
Jason Helvingston of Orlando, Fla., fights for his right to grow food in his front yard garden after the City of Orlando cited him for illegal gardening, pitting food self-sufficiency against city ordinance.
9/28/2010
The perfect partner for pruning, weeding and harvesting.
11/2/2012
Smaller version of the original Gardener’s Hollow Leg is perfect for picking dinner!
4/26/2013
Friday, May 10 is National Public Gardens Day. Find out what special events are happening at a garden near you.
9/22/2010
Ditch unhealthy school lunches with a fresh lunch idea for kids: school gardens. Beyond putting fresh, healthy food in schools, cafeteria gardens are a great classroom tool and a big step towards more sustainable schools.
11/6/2008
Garlic is one of the easiest plants you can grow, and fall is the time for planting. Here are a few resources to help you get started.
10/10/2011
Tips on how to control soil erosion and help protect one of Earth's most important natural resources.
10/3/2011
Tips on how to conserve water in the fall with weather-based irrigation controllers.
3/4/2011
Shocked that nearly everything in their Dallas home was made overseas, a family starts over and furnishes their home only with items made in the USA. ABC News challenges everyone to take a pledge to purchase products made in America.
5/30/2012
This blog post describes the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff's afternoon spent harvesting their homegrown garlic.
10/2/2011
The Garlic Gurus at Seeds from Italy give you the scoop on growing your own garlic. This post answers questions of when and where to grow garlic, what varieties to grow, how much to grow, where to buy garlic, and how much to plant.
7/28/2014
'Tis the season for education and celebration, at this year's herbal gatherings.
2/23/2011
Learn more about the upcoming Vetter Fuel Economy Challenges.
8/6/2010
Garlic is a very labour-intensive crop to grow but the rewards are worth it!
8/10/2012
It's an aromatic time of year at Sunflower Farm - time to clean the garlic!
8/24/2007
Plan to plant garlic this fall, and enjoy unique varieties and their incredible health benefits.
1/6/2012
Compassionate people without a county animal shelter organize a non-profit group to help low-income families keep their pets during hard times and to support Good Samaritans who take in abandoned pets
7/16/2008
My low-fuel light came on. Gulp. Will it be a $50 filling?
4/7/2010
Learn to create your own heirloom kitchen garden at this 3-course series in Pennsylvania.
8/8/2013
Making garlic powder is easy, and a good way to preserve a crop of split garlic.
11/6/2011
How the small town atmosphere can enhance your homesteading and living.
5/3/2012
Living in possibly the best place in the USA.
11/28/2012
Chicago has decided to convert its entire garbage truck fleet to electric trucks from Motiv Power Systems, making it the first city in the U.S. to have a zero-emission fleet. 
5/30/2012
So, what do you do if you neglected to start your veggies way back in January or February? You had good intentions but there always seemed to be something that stole your attention. Now it’s the planting season and you have nothing to plant...
4/2/2012
My first blog for MOTHER EARTH NEWS takes me back to a time when I didn't know I had a love of gardening. One of my first gardening experiences came during an unlikely encounter with my curmudgeon grandfather.
4/27/2009
A reader wonders whether it is safe to use a galvanized stock tank as a garden planter.
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
4/19/2011
See the power of gasification before we hit the road.
7/26/2007
Your local county extension office can answer questions on gardening, livestock, poultry, crops, garden pests and more.
1/30/2013
There are advantages to keeping track of the cost of keeping chickens as well as the benefits. Here's a cost/benefit analysis from our own experience.  
10/7/2011
Is there such thing as a poultry pop star? If so, then I think I am one.
1/16/2013
What exactly is ‘modern homesteading"? There are as many definitions as there are people doing it. What does the term ‘modern homesteading’ mean to you?
9/6/2011
Want to find a new garden plot for next year? Look into community gardens in your area, or start your own!
11/28/2007
This roasted garlic guacamole is loved even by those who claim to hate garlic, onions and avocados!
11/28/2007
Roasting garlic is incredibly easy. And you can use the soft, mild and nutty cloves in so many different ways.
11/5/2009
It's fall, time for fall garden clean up and planting garlic for next summer's harvest. 
11/2/2012
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
2/28/2012
The Spirit of Hope garden in Detriot offers a safe, nurtuting place for plants and children to grow.
10/1/2012
Worrying about what others think about you can drin you of energy and make you do some pretty stupid things. What if you could rid yourself of that penchant? What kind of life would you lead?
8/8/2012
Our minds are powerful things. The beliefs we hold and our perceptions can be dead wrong. Our minds can even create pain that doesn't exist. Questioning what we perceive and believe can help you live a more conscious, honest and successful life.
1/24/2011
We will discuss how the Earth overcomes the increasing solar radiation from the Sun to maintain a stable temperature for life (Gaia Hypothesis). The role anthropogenic forces will also be discussed.
1/23/2012
Fostering can help overcome an unexpected side effect of life in a rescue kennel---obesity.
6/15/2011
The nation's largest community-owned solar array in Rifle, Colorado, will provide clean energy for up to 350 residents, who don't even need a roof to enjoy the benefits of renewable energy.
2/4/2011
While corporate progress toward sustainability may seem agonizingly slow, GreenBiz editors found plenty to cheer about in 2010--and believe 2011 will be a banner year for green initiatives.
2/4/2011
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
2/28/2014
The innovative garden seeder from Simple Seeder increases speed and ease of planting.
1/27/2010
Readers share tips and tricks for taking care of winter garden beds.
12/28/2010
Can’t have a garden of your own, but you want to garden? Urban Garden Share allows you to do exactly that!
8/27/2008
A good watering system will save you time and money in your garden.
7/9/2008
72 mpg for under $6,000! How cool is that? Really, we want to know.
7/8/2008
Random statistics on the painful price of gas for early July 2008.
9/21/2011
Your attractive food garden could win you $500 and a chance to be featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
10/8/2010
A recent poll asked you what percentage of people living in the U.S. you would guess grow food gardens. Most respondents underestimated the actual numbers of households with home gardens, a growing trend.
6/15/2010
Propelling a vehicle with air or water is possible, but whether it’s practical is another story.
2/16/2011
The four principles of Tea ceremony—harmony, respect, purity and tranquility—are the means to a good life.
8/12/2011
At the Vetter Fuel Challenge in Ohio, vehicles powered by electricity, diesel and gasoline competed to see who would consume the least fuel in dollars and cents.
5/11/2011
Gary Chang's brilliant solution to making a 330-square-foot apartment work for his family was to create a sliding wall system that can be configured into 24 different rooms. You have to see this one to believe it.
7/3/2014
The Food Is Free Project has become a food revolution in Austin, Texas
10/28/2011
Roger Doiron, a MOTHER EARTH NEWS contributor and the found of Kitchen Gardeners International, recently spoke at a TEDx conference about the power of gardening.
8/1/2011
Who needs a TV drama, when, out the back door, we have our own alfresco drama, complete with territory battles, births, deaths, alien invasions, mystery, beauty and fornication, unfolding daily before our very eyes if we care to look.
6/17/2011
Mother has always known best, and these tips for reusing what would otherwise be garbage are as relevant today as they were in 1970.
3/21/2012
A beginner farmer learns about taking on the responsibility of raising animals.
2/21/2012
A nine-to-fiver turns a corner and leaves behind a twenty-year career to grow food amongst housing developments and strip malls.
1/9/2011
We discuss the concept that carbon dioxide released from the burning of fossil fuels is partly responsible for the current atmospheric carbon overload. We also briefly discuss other human activities that contribute to the atmospheric carbon overload.
2/28/2012
A beginning urban farmer grows nothing without a smartphone.
2/16/2011
A new study finds that warming temperatures will cause up to two-thirds of the earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, unleashing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
6/26/2011
How can someone who claims to be a 'modern homesteader' not have planted her garden by the end of June, you ask? Well, let me tell you...
5/7/2014
Do you eat garlic for its health benefits? Choose a Porcelain cultivar for maximum impact!
11/29/2007
Find garlic seed stock for growing garlic.
5/10/2011
In Arizona, an intrepid desert gardener harvests rainwater to grow his own food. A Missouri garden writer feeds his soil to feed himself. In Texas, a garden wall encourages community. These are a few of my favorite gardens.
10/22/2013
This is the first in a 5-part series of blogs on the process and issues involved in plating gourmet garlic. Part 1 discusses options for acquiring seed and also provides information regarding calculating the amount of seed required.
12/26/2013
Another easy way to enjoy the fresh taste of gourmet garlic year-round is with these convenient cubes!
6/17/2014
In this post, I'll be discussing the Marbled Purple Stripe garlic variety, also known as the 'everyman' of the garlic world!
7/1/2014
Introducing glazed purple stripes, the beauty queens of the garlic world!
3/25/2014
Often at a farmers market you'll see garlic designated as 'gourmet.' But what does this mean? Is it a marketing gimmick? Or is there actually something special behind the name?
8/20/2014
Garlic will keep for months if properly cured, allowing you to enjoy it all winter long!
9/9/2014
Asiatic garlic cultivars may be difficult to find, but their great taste and easy-growing nature make them a great choice for garlic lovers and growers alike!
11/28/2007
Making pickles can be time-consuming, but this method for easy garlic pickles couldn't possibly be any easier. Or tastier!
7/7/2011
Read this excerpt about growing red heirloom garlic from Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Growing, Seed Saving and Cultural History by William Woys Weaver. This book will help you re-discover heirloom vegetables from our American culinary and gardening roots.
10/2/2012
Deciding which vegetables to grow can be an important step for any gardener. It is efficient to fill the space that you have with vegetables that keep for the longest periods of time, which can also mean a lot to the bottom line of any garden.
10/2/2014
Is your growing season a bit too short for gourmet garlic? Turban garlic cultivars may be the solution!
5/29/2013
If know you're destined to live in the country, or just more self-reliantly, but are overwhelmed by all the choices, here's a place to start.
11/17/2011
I love rural life and modern homesteading, but there are days when the comfort of a city condo would be welcome indeed. And honestly? A relief.
1/28/2012
If you're pondering a move to the country and think your life will suddenly get blissfully silent, think again.
6/22/2012
How do you find the best chicken coop design for your new flock? We'll help you walk through the evaluation process AND get a free analysis spreadsheet to help you decide.
4/5/2012
If you've been on this rural living or modern homesteading journey for decades, or just starting out, how do you know when you've arrived?
4/26/2011
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
8/12/2012
Come rejoice in the bounty of heirloom tomatoes - experience the flavors and choose your favorites at tomato tastings throughout the Southeast. Plus, it's time to plant fall alliums - garlic and perennial onions - and fall crops for winter storage!
5/18/2011
If we use high-quality items in our everyday lives, our lives become a sort of training. By using each item with care and careful consideration, the way we live becomes a tradition.
3/21/2011
As organic industry leaders urge consumers to take action against GMOs--the biggest threat the industry faces this year--soapmaker David Bronner gives $25,000 to seed an anti-GMO march on Capitol Hill.
2/24/2011
With no building experience but a lot of determination, Gary Zuker built an 800-square-foot straw-clay home on the shores of Lake Travis in Texas--for $40,000.
7/16/2011
Our hands take a beating. Be kind to them and make this amazing hand scrub with ingredients right from your pantry!
3/20/2013
Rain gardens provide many benefits including filtering out pollutants and keeping runoff out of city storm sewers.
11/25/2008
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments until Nov. 28 on how it should rule on global warming pollutants.
6/12/2012
What happens when you gather 100+ wood gassers in one place? They have a convention! The wood gas meetup in Argos Indiana was a blast, check out the photos!
7/20/2007
Want more gas for your money?
7/27/2007
Don't rip yourself off at the gas pump — stop topping off!
6/1/2009
Two seasoned gearheads weigh in on the benefits (or lack thereof) of converting a V8 engine to run only on four cylinders.
12/17/2013
From the more practical, money-saving side of things, to controlling your own destiny, the benefits of a victory garden are many.
11/29/2013
Meredith Skyer outlines the history of victory gardens in the United States and why this nation, facing a food crisis, should start to sow for victory once again.
2/19/2014
Garden like the Native Americans by digging up 18-inch-diameter hills on four foot centers. Get your crops started, then worry about working the areas in between the hills.
7/27/2011
Julie Lavigne relates her grandparent’s home in the city, a modern homestead for their time, and proves you can live a self-sufficient lifestyle in an urban setting.
10/22/2010
The success of Urban Gardens is a story about an expansion of one’s reach outside of one given discipline.
10/5/2014
Permaculture has become the new buzzword in certain circles. What is it? Do we need it?
6/13/2011
Kansas City's 18Broadway project is a superb example of how to capture and store rainwater to grow food in the heart of downtown.
6/25/2013
Over 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year in the U.S. Stay safe during Lightning Safety Awareness Week
12/23/2010
MAX gets a low cost, high accuracy, and none too attractive fuel gauge. Two out of three ain't bad.
5/27/2014
Discover how to grow various members of the onion family: bulb onions and scallions, leeks, garlic, ramps, shallots, and chives. Each one has different requirements and habits, yet all are rewarding for organic gardeners.
6/17/2010
Try these tips for cleaning a carburetor.
10/5/2007
Sometimes the most direct route to your destination may not be the most fuel-efficient.
8/31/2007
Green means go, but don't go too quickly.
9/7/2007
You can boost your mpg by losing the cargo in your trunk. Then help reduce global warming emissions by sweating off a few pounds.
7/24/2008
Today Ford announced a long overdue shift in its business emphasis: away from trucks and SUVs and toward small cars. Before setting this new direction, there has been plenty of struggle between old think and new think.
11/11/2009
Are gas guzzlers becoming popular again? Dan Chiras gives his outlook.
1/20/2009
Our friends over at Utne Reader spotted
8/3/2007
Slow down and enjoy the scenery — you'll also enjoy a significant boost in your mpg.
6/24/2008
Oil companies are hungry for more land to drill. But meanwhile they aren't drilling in numerous approved areas.
10/26/2007
Forget what your grandpa told you — there's no need to warm up your car every cold winter morning.
10/12/2007
Here's another gas mileage myth busted: it's better to turn off your engine than to leave it idling.
9/14/2007
5W-30? 10W-30? Be sure you get the right motor oil grade.
8/24/2007
Here's how to change your car's air filter — do it yourself to save big bucks and boost your gas mileage by 10 percent.
7/10/2008
Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not lower gas prices anytime soon. This summary of facts released by the Alaska Wilderness League exposes important pieces of the ANWR debate.
4/12/2008
Gasoline is blended with ethanol all the time, but are these blends all right to use in small engines? Here's how you can avoid problems.
8/17/2007
How long has it been since you checked your tire pressure?
10/15/2008
The low gas prices are something to celebrate in the short-run, but the cause is something that deserves a second, less optimistic outlook.
3/15/2011
We learned a long time ago that we couldn’t attract an audience for our magazines unless we gave our readers tools they could use to improve the world personally. A backyard organic garden is the perfect symbol of positive vision and commitment.
4/25/2012
Where are we headed, vis a vis our food systems? Can we as individuals make a difference in our food? Yes!
6/15/2011
In a wabi-sabi garden, plants are chosen because they belong in that garden and in that climate, and they’re allowed to strut their stuff if they’re considerate of the plants around them. Both plants and guests are encouraged to meander and explore.
8/22/2014
St. Paul, Minnesota, not only allows front yard gardens and promotes growing vegetables in containers, but encourages residents to beautify the boulevard with plants, including edibles.
11/20/2013
The fourth blog of the series Growing Gourmet Garlic discusses the separation of the bulbs into cloves, and how to select which cloves to plant. Time to get cracking!
11/27/2013
The fifth and final post in the series on Growing Gourmet Garlic, which discusses how to space, plant, and mulch over your cloves.
9/18/2013
Growing garlic is easy if you just know the right time to plant it: in fall, not spring or summer!
11/5/2013
The third blog of the series Growing Gourmet Garlic discusses when to plant your garlic and how to prepare your soil.
10/30/2013
The second blog of the series Growing Gourmet Garlic discusses choosing which bulbs to use for planting stock.
5/13/2013
Learn what to do when you come across onion flowers and garlic flowers in your garden.
5/19/2014
Ever wondered what ancient garlic tasted like? Try a Purple Stripe cultivar!
7/15/2014
It's that time of year again! In this post I discuss how and when to harvest your garlic.
6/3/2014
Garlic scape season is nearly here. Learn how and when to cut the scapes to maximize the size of your gourmet garlic bulbs, and also how to use them as a delicious and versatile vegetable!
2/18/2014
In the last few years, gourmet black garlic has become an in-demand culinary ingredient. But what exactly is it? And what can you do with it?
2/3/2014
If you eat raw garlic for its health benefits but find it difficult to consume, garlic oil can be an effective alternative. You can even make it at home!
4/18/2014
In the second of this series of blog posts, I'll be discussing what are arguably the caviar of the garlic world: Rocamboles!
4/7/2014
Gourmet garlic can be roughly separated into two categories: hardneck and softneck. This post discusses some of the differences between them.
7/27/2011
Basil is at its best during hot summertime weather. Pick it, wash it and make it into appetizing, healthy pesto!
9/6/2012
Musings on growing and eating garlic, and why you should "Never Eat Your Seed Garlic"!
6/26/2008
You'll love this recipe from William Woys Weaver for garlic scapes sauteed with tomatoes, white wine and sheep's milk cheese.
9/25/2014
Originating from Spain, Creole garlics can be difficult to grow but are highly regarded for their delicious taste!
5/2/2014
Learn how to grow more food in your organic vegetable garden without enlarging your garden space by using the space-saving gardening techniques outlined in this short video.
1/13/2013
Many of us make a habit out of complaining, when in fact our lives are pretty good. In this blog I suggest that gaining perspective -- focusing on how good your life really is -- will help you live a much happier life. Give it a try.
8/27/2012
Dog days of summer? Yes, but there is still a lot of the grwoing season left. Protect yourself from the late summer sun with these tried 'n true items ... tested by a gardener who knows more than she'd like to about skin cancer.
1/27/2013
Try using the Grow Planner app to streamline your garden planning and your garden work.
9/18/2013
Using leaves in the garden will boost the soil’s organic matter.
12/5/2011
The vegetables and herbs that are still available in our Southeast garden make for delicious, festive and surprisingly varied holiday fare.
3/23/2011
To ensure we have a full productive garden, each spring I start a habit of carrying a packet of seeds in my pocket every time I head to the garden!
7/30/2008
Digging up places for new garden beds can take a long time.  The sooner you start, the better!
1/26/2011
Ready to start your first garden? To guarantee success with your first garden, stick with Barbara Pleasant's list of easy to grow vegetables. She has advice on when and what to plant for the first time gardener. Good luck on your first garden!
2/21/2012
Knowing your average last frost date is key to getting your garden off to a good start.
12/8/2010
Use old CDs and soda cans to keep pests out of your garden.
4/6/2011
Catch the gardening bug, and start to grow your own food! Once you start, you’ll love it. Here are some basic pieces of advice for the budding gardener.
7/25/2011
A problem for older gardeners is finding tools that make gardening easier as getting up and down becomes harder.
8/31/2012
Try BOGS gardening clogs, a super-comfortable pair of gardening shoes that will stand up to tough wear.
8/26/2009
Gardeners suggest gardening books for beginners.
6/26/2012
Keep your garden full all season by planting the next crop as soon as the previous crop is harvested. Tips for deciding what to plant next.
3/2/2012
Know how many seeds you need for your area considering germination rate and extras.
10/22/2010
The Ogden Community Garden winds down, and one gardener marvels at the late October harvest, and on how much the garden has meant to everyone who has helped tend it.  
6/3/2010
Don’t let the cost of gardening keep you out of the dirt this year. Cheap gardening can be fun and easy. With these tips for gardening on a budget, you’ll save on seeds, make your own fertilizer and impress your friends with your gardening know how.
10/4/2014
It’s absolutely possible to be gardening in winter. You simply need to understand what to plant, when to plant it and how to maintain the best possible growing conditions in your home for indoor agriculture.
8/4/2014
Your gourmet garlic bulbs are finally out of the ground. Now it's time to prep them for curing!
9/18/2012
Description of garlic planting on a two-year cycle: from tiny topset bulblets, to large single bulbs, to large heads.
1/23/2013
We're getting revved up for winter seed swaps, and planning our tomato plantings to account for all the great tasting events next summer and fall. Find out how to find your own local events, or host your own!
2/21/2012
Installing a rain gauge can help determine how much water your plants really need.
5/5/2011
This is a fun step-by-step story about building a metal gate from scratch with scrap and the excitement of learning how to use new tools! "This ole truck ain't what it used to be."
8/15/2012
Describes the process of forming a community garden from the physical and energetic standpoints. The power of teamwork, the joy of accomplishment and the building of a feeling of group unity are described.
5/15/2013
Weather conditions impact spring migration – which migrants will you see this week?
5/22/2013
Ready for summer recreation? Hit the water safely during National Safe Boating Week.
6/3/2013
Captured rainwater off of roofs can save money and water use.
6/19/2013
Create a pollinator-friendly garden to attract hummingbirds, bees, bats and other animals.
9/18/2013
Are you Weather-Ready? September is National Preparedness Month.
2/26/2014
One of the most recognizable features of wetlands is their smell. What makes these areas so pungent?
4/23/2014
National Arbor Day is April 25. Celebrate by learning about trees, volunteering or planting a tree at home!
12/5/2012
List of the Top 10 Apps for Taking Tech Outdoors.
1/2/2013
Tips on how to test your house for radon during January's National Radon Action Month!
1/9/2012
Tips on how you can reduce your exposure to radon in your home.
2/4/2013
Tips on how to feed birds during the winter.
4/16/2013
Tips on how to prepare yourself for a day of hiking!
10/17/2011
How to save energy in commercial and industrial buildings.
8/19/2011
We've had a few surprises as we travel the road of backyard chicken raising - some of them pleasant, some not so much. Here are a few things we've learned that might help you as you decide whether or not to get chickens for your backyard.
5/23/2011
Prepping for major emergencies - earthquakes, floods, tornadoes - is important, but so is emergency planning for less dramatic events. Find out what you can do to reduce the potential for stress.
7/21/2012
The time to prepare for livestock or pet emergencies is not when they fall ill, but before. Here are some basics so you and your critters are covered.
5/10/2011
With country living, you expect a quiet night's sleep. But surprise, surprise - nature has its own alarm clock.
4/9/2011
Are you a modern homesteader with pioneering women in your lineage? My great grandmothers were all pioneers, but our lives could not be more different.
7/13/2010
Contributing Editor Barbara Pleasant provides tips to help users get the most out of the new MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner. This interactive software will help you plan your best garden ever!
7/13/2007
Calculating your fuel economy is easy and can help you save big bucks at the pump.
7/8/2014
A list of ways we could each show support or teach our friends and family to support the Local Foods Movement
9/13/2011
My mission was to find like minded 'earth nurturers' in a neighborhood where there seems to be a dearth of us! What I found was humility and kindred spirits, and the makings of a great dinner party!
4/4/2013
The healing power of plants can remediate years of soil and water pollution, and create unexpected islands of beauty.
7/5/2013
Liberty LNG is looking to industrialize the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New York and New Jersey. Learn how you can get involved to stop LNG and protect the ocean.
9/15/2009
How often, if ever, do you check your the gas mileage of your car or truck? Did you know it's super simple to calculate mpg, and observing it over time can help you improve your gas mileage and save money?
4/4/2012
Supply and demand have kept E85 gas prices low, and politics has played a role.
7/24/2008
I've never been more excited for 2010.
10/28/2008
OPEC annouced it would cut oil production to stop oil prices from falling, which might be the best way to reduce American oil consumption.
3/30/2009
As more Americans tighten their belts to save a penny or two, many are finding they can save money by growing food-producing gardens.
3/23/2009
The Obamas plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
3/26/2010
If you're a veteran gardener, please consider signing up to take out online gardening surveys. The surveys allow us to write articles based on the collective experience of hundreds of gardeners and report the results back to you by region. Sign up here.
1/22/2013
Urban food forests and public gardens provide communities with an edible landscape for everyone to share. These public fruit forests are the new trend in urban agriculture and play an important role as sustainable local food systems in their communities.  
12/11/2013
Learn how to dehydrate gourmet garlic so you can enjoy it year-round.It takes only a few simple steps to turn fat, juicy bulbs into crunchy, golden chips!
3/11/2014
Learn how to take garlic as medicine — garlic is a potent natural antibiotic and immune-booster.