MOTHER EARTH NEWS Managing Editor John Rockhold talks with Jonathan Holloway about the Mitsubishi i, an all-electric car on display at the 2011 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Washington. Mitsubishi is one of the FAIR's main sponsors.
Trash Track, an MIT research project, aims to highlight consumers’ waste habits by electronically tracking trash from homes to landfills.
This is a short video that shows some of the major highlights on the homestead during the month of February.
Livestock guardian dogs are renowned for their protective instincts. They have been bred for thousands of years to be aware, work independently and to protect their charges at all costs. But do they also break up fights between quarreling livestock?
This is the story of my family’s transition from a nomadic military lifestyle to one of rural homesteading. I talk about our preparation leading up to leaving the service and some of our current goals and projects for the property and our lives. I also talk about using permaculture as the design science methodology for our businesses and the development of the property.
For the hobby beekeeper, try treating Varroa mites with natural remedies.
A beginner beekeeper learns that the best way to raise healthy bees is to do less.
A contribution for wildfire mitigation.
A good idea that could work for wildfire mitigation.
How we have taken measures to mitigate and reduce our wildfire exposure.
MIT students have developed an outdoor rocking lounge chair that doubles as a solar charging station, recasting power generation as an integrated and distributed public activity.
The first Tiny House Conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 16.
How we prepared out homestead for the best wildfire prevention possible.
Ryan Mitchell, founder of TheTinyLife.com, is saving up to pay cash for a 130-square-foot home on wheels in North Carolina. He’s seeking perspective, clarity—and a girlfriend who gets it.
Learn how to identify and expel radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., from your home.
Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc.
We wade through deep snow to trim limbs and cut dead trees and nothing goes to waste.
Over the past 15 years the noise level in cities has increased sixfold; urban noise doubles every eight to ten years. Even in the country, we can't escape the sound of airplanes and engines. What can you do?
There's honey in the hive, peaches on the trees, and food on the table, but it's still a long way from self-sufficiency.