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2/6/2015
After finding some basic online building plans, the next step to getting a future home built is to find a designer to draw the house plans.
6/26/2014
The greenhouse takes shape with the help of family.
6/12/2014
Building a greenhouse out of an old carport destined for the dump.
12/6/2013
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
7/15/2013
Learn how to pinch back basil tops for a particularly bushy plant, then make delicious pesto with your harvest.
2/17/2013
Cooking meals on a vacation can be easy. Bring some essential items with you and enjoy homecooking, on vacation.
1/29/2013
A travel log of our family's mission to find local food sources on our trip to Puerto Rico.
1/11/2013
How to make candles you can really light from the peel of Clementine oranges. A wintertime craft...just oil and an orange peel!
1/7/2013
We dipped candles from our hive's beeswax to celebrate winter. Candlemaking is a nice seasonal craft. Here’s how we did it, plus some tips to get you started.
11/13/2012
A Nov. 5, 2012, press release from consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP warns current CO2 reductions put us on target for 6 degree average global temperature increase.
10/11/2012
Andre Armantrout sent us this wonderful update from a Homesteading Education Month event featuring aquaculture at Snowy Pine Ridge, outside Spokane, Wash.
7/28/2011
Building a new house with SIPS
6/16/2011
Housekeeping tips mined from the second issue of Mother Earth News--published in 1970--are surprisingly relevant today. Use these to make this task--which we all have to do sooner or later--more efficient and enjoyable.
6/5/2011
Take a visual tour of the events at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
6/5/2011
The beekeeping presentation in the kids' booth at the Tree House Club was filled with enthusiastic kids. Check out what one kid had to say about his time spent with the bees.
2/4/2011
One of the best ways to learn about green homes is to explore real-world examples--by touring homes or reading about them online. This article links to free online collections of case studies and in-depth profiles of green homes.




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