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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. 
10/30/2012
This guide on how to wash produce will help keep your foods safe. Avoid food-borne illness by washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
5/12/2011
Floods are our nation's most common natural disaster, and they're threatening many areas right now. Take these prudent steps now to make sure you don't get caught off guard if floods threaten your home.
1/8/2014
With all the TV shows depicting "survival", I will sort through the various groups and argue that the reality shows are far from reality.
12/28/2011
Caulk tool that works for me. If for me it should work for anyone.
8/1/2008
Amid rising gas prices, some people think offshore drilling in America is the answer, but is it worth it? Also, read an opinion piece by Mark Weisbrot.
12/8/2014
How this last year of discrimination and profiling in the news has impacted me.
4/25/2013
Optimize your training routine for the best results.
4/7/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council may revise its LEED rating system standards, which currently award points only to Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood products.
3/26/2014
You’ve done your homework – examining your needs, situation, and breed preferences – and now you are ready to select your LGD. This is an expensive, long- term commitment of time and energy. This LGD will be protecting your farm and stock. Please take your time to choose your pup carefully.
11/24/2008
Land rich in biodiversity isn't just more productive than land planted with a single crop. It turns out that increased biodoversity also significantly effects the total "bioenergy" of the land, as well as its carbon footprint.
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.
7/23/2013
The "Household Discoveries" book from 1909 instructs how to build an outhouse, with plans simple enough for any average 14-year-old schoolboy to follow.
3/21/2014
The benefits of Kombucha are many. Find out why you should add this healthful probiotic to your life.
6/10/2012
Getting started each day presents a major challenge to many people. With so many pressing demands, it's often difficult to know where to start. Feeling overwhelmed and panicked, you may end up frittering away your time. He's a trick to get you going.
6/5/2008
An expert on do-it-yourself projects explains how to apply the fundamental KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid) to tractors.
6/23/2012
Many people waste too much time each trying to get motivated to work. As a result, they get a lot less done than they need to or would like to. In this blog, I show a way that has helped me for many years get motivated to work and stay on task.
9/29/2010
Bed bugs are taking over America. You can prevent them naturally.  
6/25/2012
Fiskars' new hand pruners combine form and function to make every cut easier.
9/30/2011
In the beauty of autumn comes a time of preparation for winter. The many necessary tasks to be prepared if you are self sufficient.
11/18/2011
Recently in the rental house in which we are living, we had furnace issues, toilet issues and door handle issues. In each of these cases, men came to look, and all announced, …“the whole thing will have to be replaced”.
1/1/2008
Ever wondered what the difference is between a national park, a wilderness area, a national wildlife refuge, or other protected federal land? Here are the major differences in how these different natural areas are used and managed.
1/27/2009
If you raise free-range poultry, you're likely to lose some birds to predators, but you can minimize your losses. Here are some tips that can help protect your chickens from hawks and owls.
2/21/2013
Descriptions on oil labels are not defined by law, and are sometimes deceptive. Learn what these terms — such as cold-pressed, expeller-pressed and extra virgin — really mean, and which terms indicate quality.
3/23/2009
The Obamas plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
6/13/2013
Making strawberry preserves from just-picked berries is a very good thing.
5/13/2011
Meet Kriste Misiak and her family, the recent winners of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Ultimate Garden Giveaway.
2/28/2013
This blog post discusses growing enough produce for canning.
2/12/2014
Once you have eaten a soft, sourdough pretzel, all other pretzels will pale in comparison. Luckily they are simple to make yourself.
12/5/2014
In conventional lending, underwriting decisions are based on averages, and algorithms, credit scores and cashflows. They do not reflect a would-be borrower’s character, and are un-nuanced — “black and white.” Kiva Zip, a non-profit based in San Francisco, is pioneering an innovative, character-based approach to lending that allows for a more colorful underwriting canvass.
8/24/2011
The US Pro Cycle Challenge is a major cycling race that brings cyclists from all over the world including the recent winner of the Tour de France.
2/6/2012
The tale of Carlotta's last day. A trip to the processor. Real happenings on a goat farm, it's not always lollipops and rainbows.
4/25/2012
An introduction to my current pregnancy with Baby #3 and plans for a second homebirth. Details of my seventh month and thoughts on the gender of our baby.
9/25/2014
This skid auger is ideal for land owners, landscapers, hobby farmers and contractors.
7/6/2011
Congratulations to Pat Stone creator and editor of Green Prints Magazine and, now, a recognized Asset to the Planet!
3/9/2011
Cam learns a lot by spending time with people who "get it."
10/15/2011
How a small group of committed people can truly make a change for good.
10/11/2010
A 100 % non-toxic wood treatment/wood preservative.
7/20/2011
Prestyl USA’s customizable infrared art panels prove efficient, ecological & elegant.
9/24/2008
Use freezer-damaged fruit to make tasty fruit sauces.
1/18/2011
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
8/6/2012
Jessica Kellner, editor of Natural Home and Garden Magazine, shares three pregnancy skin care products that will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
4/26/2011
Our Rural Property for Sale site helps you search for a sweet spot to put your future homestead, with handy filters to help you find just what you're looking for more easily.
10/4/2011
What does voluntary simplicity look like and how can we practice it despite our busy lives?
7/24/2012
Applying human objectivity to the biggest, most intriguing and most definitively human problem, ever, is quite an endeavor.
5/2/2012
I recently received a copy of the new book and pregnancy journal Sacred Pregnancy from author Anni Daulter. I was thrilled when Anni agreed to guest post this week for the blog on what makes a Sacred Pregnancy.
7/20/2011
According to a new study published in Science journal, destruction of predators at the top of the food chain has alarming effects for both humans and animals.
2/23/2011
The Solar Nite Eyes Predator Protection System helps ward predators away from your poultry, bees, trees and more. The Solar Nite Eyes are inexpensive, effective and easy to use. Try this method of predator protection around your homestead.
5/15/2013
One week after moving our chickens, there now stands a chicken “duck and cover” shelter for them to dive under in the event of a hawk attack. It’s not perfect as a strategy, and the hawk may still get a chicken or two. But these magnificent birds crave a greater measure of freedom than they have in their chicken tractors, and I aim to see that they get it.
7/14/2014
Processed foods contain a variety of chemical preservatives that have been linked to serious medical conditions. Here’s what to look for and how to avoid food preservatives.
1/1/0001
Use programmable watering timers in your garden to help you maintain a regular schedule, keeping your plants well hydrated with less work.
3/5/2014
Figs, grapes, hazels, rabbiteye blueberries, and gooseberries are among the easiest plants to propagate using cuttings, layering, or just by digging up suckers.
3/6/2014
A proofing box is a critical tool in cooking sourdough bread; here is a simple way of making one.
11/29/2011
Learn how to adjust pressure cooker cooking times based on your altitude.
5/21/2013
Ban disease-carrying mosquitoes from rainwater collection sites with window screen and scrap materials.
3/9/2009
Last weekend more than 12,000 people flocked to Washington, D.C., for a three day demonstration to demand the creation of green jobs, cuts in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and less dependence on fossil fuels.
6/12/2012
My vision of the Texas homestead, complete with family and doting grandchildren nearby took a hit this year when my daughter and husband split and my daughter moved to Austin. Could I reinvent the vision? Or would this issue derail our plans?
9/15/2011
How to tell when meat or poultry is "off"
5/26/2010
Environmentally induced cancer is more prevalent than expected, according to the President’s Cancer Panel’s first report on reducing environmental cancer risks.
6/24/2008
Oil companies are hungry for more land to drill. But meanwhile they aren't drilling in numerous approved areas.
8/15/2012
Two new models of pull behind cutters for use with tractors.
7/3/2008
Try these organic techniques to help prevent tomato early blight.
9/30/2011
You can save money and improve your helaht by making more foods from scratch in your own kitchen. Sign on for October Unprocessed, and kick the processed food habit for one full month (at least for starters!). Check out some deliciously simple recipes to get you started.
3/1/2012
Cam loves sharing his homesteading skills in Hands-On Workshops at his off-grid home.
2/5/2013
Many years ago, years before I moved to the country, I was what would be considered "a prepper." I saw disaster every time I turned on the TV, or read the news on the internet, or visited forums that talked about stockpiling beans and bullets. I panicked, thinking I could never have enough control for the sake of my family, never be "prepped" enough.
5/16/2012
This blog post tells what life was like on the self-sustaining farm of Olen and Anna Mae Showman located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during the middle of the 20th century.
6/15/2010
Water conservation can help you save big on money and energy. Here are a few ways to help you conserve water at home by simply using water-efficient appliances. 
2/6/2013
Dixie Chopper, the manufacturer of The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower, offers the Zee 2 series, its newest and largest line of residential zero-turn lawn mowers. Ideal for large property owners, Zee 2 mowers include a variety of features for fast performance, quality cutting and comfortable operation. 
8/8/2012
An explanation of why one degree Celsius makes such a big difference in our climate.
1/4/2012
On my kitchen counter sits a quart of milk that my kefir grains live in. In a couple of days that milk will turn into the nutritious kefir.
2/26/2012
So, you can't wait for the weather to warm up enough to get out and plant a few seeds in the ground? Well here is a list of gardening ideas and activities to keep you occupied and happy right up until the day that spring arrives!
12/10/2012
This durable, puncture and tear-resistant chicken saddle will protect free-range chickens from pecking, cannibalistic behavior and predators.
6/12/2009
Guard donkeys and a good pen for nighttime can be vital to protecting new lambs and kids, especially with coyotes on the prowl. Find out how all it takes is one small mistake to produce fatal consequences on the farm.
10/12/2011
Cole's thoughts about fresh fish, with a recipe. Plus a neat way to order your prime rib.
10/26/2011
Finding a company from an advertisement in Mother Earth News and how it benefited us. .
7/2/2009
The GoodGuide, a website and iPhone application, offers consumers comprehensive reviews of the health, environmental and social impacts of more than 75,000 products.
12/9/2013
Stay warm, find a hobby and cull the livestock; here are some of the things we do to prepare for winter!
1/30/2012
The best low cost (semi-reliable) options for getting animals and plants onto your homestead!
5/17/2011
The original weeHouse prefabricated kit house is 435 efficiently designed square feet and comes with everything you need to live well. Need more space? You can snap together two or more of the modules to satisfy your needs.
7/14/2011
Curtis Industries has introduced a line of Sno-Pro front end loader plow blades which offer major advantages over bucket plowing.
1/29/2010
Most people want to contribute to a positive future. But their intention is often obstructed by the things they perceive that they cannot do. In frustration, they stop thinking about it. When we stop thinking about it, we feel a sense of relief. That sense of relief is, perhaps, the biggest threat to the world’s natural environment today.  
6/4/2010
Ogden Publications, Natural Home’s publisher, is now a certified B Corporation, using its clout to solve social and environmental problems.
8/8/2008
It's hard to get rid of cicadas. But the cicada killer wasps they attract are nothing to worry about.
7/23/2010
SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) announces the availability of its most advanced HIT Power® solar module, the HIT Power 220A, offering improved efficiency and energy output -- and designed to energize integrators and installers with more power per square foot than ever before.
4/19/2011
Bobcat’s M-Series skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders are versatile, compact tool carriers that deliver performance in smaller packages.
9/7/2011
Bastyr University and Premera Blue Cross today announced the launch of an innovative pilot program aimed at preventing or reversing childhood obesity.
2/5/2014
Do you employ a livestock guardian to protect your flock or herd? We want to hear about it!
6/24/2014
What does a lone homesteader in the wilderness, miles off the grid, do when a rambunctious black bear challenges him for the right to a territory?
12/6/2013
In Part One of this post, Jan Dohner explained how the different livestock guard dog breeds were developed and introduces us to their differences in style of work, temperament and other behaviors. In parts two and three, we take a brief look at some of the more common LGD breeds available in North America.
12/23/2013
I’ll let you in on a little secret; there is no PERFECT knife. Cutting tools are only as effective as the handler wielding them.
6/6/2012
Our MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR last weekend was full of great presentations about all facets sustainable living, including on learning how to garden.
9/27/2011
Anna remembers her grandmother's tasty buttermilk biscuits with fig preserves and her mother's stories of growing up on a small, in-town homestead in the 60s.
10/12/2012
Michael Pollan’s New York Times editorial, “Vote for the Dinner Party,” explains why California’s Prop 37 is an essential element in the fight to require labeling of GM foods.
8/18/2014
A chirping predator may be an unexpected and unwanted visitor. Mountain lions do chirp and one set me on edge.
3/29/2012
Attend this year's grassfed seminar to learn how to maximize your natural resources while unleashing your marketing genius.
3/22/2013
Our experiences in learning to pressure can and use reusable canning lids.
8/10/2010
It’s an innovative new product that provides homeowners with an aesthetic and permanent solution to the problem of unsightly above-ground propane tanks.
7/8/2008
Random statistics on the painful price of gas for early July 2008.
4/5/2012
Despite rumors to the contrary, a Prius is still better for the Earth and has less embodied energy than a Hummer.
3/8/2013
Paul Moinester is starting a new conservation project focused on wild fish habitat protection.
4/3/2014
Qualifying referrals to Exmark can receive $100 Carhartt gift cards.
9/24/2010
A Prairie Home Companion took the old joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” to a new level, with a Weird Al Yankovic-style twist on Simon and Garfunkle’s “Sounds of Silence.”
2/19/2014
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
10/26/2011
Consider this One-Day Workshop For Horticultural Farmers Ready To Take Steps To Improve Farm Profits.
11/11/2010
Fresh apple cider is a traditional part of fall harvest celebrations - a part that we at MOTHER EARTH NEWS wouldn't miss! We put the Whizbang Apple Grinder and Cider Press to the test, and happily sampled the fresh apple cider as a result.
5/30/2012
Absorb and Clean delivers unmatched performance for cleaning up liquid spills on land, water, and hard surfaces instantly.
7/7/2011
A simple, practical and easy option for priming seasonal water systems.
3/12/2013
Our work in the woods starts long before we get the chainsaw and axe out; by being in the woods, observing and contemplating. We're looking for healthy trees that we can help to thrive and that will be of benefit in the future.
11/1/2012
Learn which crops you can grow in your garden to provide protein in your diet.
5/10/2012
Tips on how to keep water away from your home and water damage prevention.
10/17/2011
Rabbit is delicious and extremely good for you.
6/7/2012
What does a typical prenatal appointment with a home birth Midwife consist of and how does it differ from an appointment with an OB? What is the Midwifery Model of Care and how is that applied during your visit with a midwife?
3/1/2012
Proper insulation pays long term dividends.
1/27/2012
Cam believes in the Boy Scout's "Be Prepared" motto when it comes to all aspects of his life....
4/11/2011
Cam describes a natural disaster on a small scale near his home.
11/26/2008
Shopping and lack of shopping is a hot topic right now with the economy, but it's also a question of what your holidays are all about. What would your celebrations be like without (or without so many) presents?
8/26/2010
Second in a series of blog posts about how to convert a lawn mower or other gasoline small engine to run on propane.
1/30/2013
Nordic Naturals introduces Vitamin D3 Gummies, the delicious, chewable, wild berry gummy that provides 1,000 I.U. of vitamin D in each serving and is sourced from cholecalciferol, the natural form of vitamin D preferred for optimal absorption. The pectin-based product is gelatin free and does not contain artificial coloring, flavoring, or preservatives.
3/22/2013
The Rolf Glass company is producing Glacier Glass, a new line of beautiful, eco-inspired glassware crafted from recycled wine bottles.  
11/18/2014
How to determine the chickens you process.
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.
6/21/2012
In the third in a series on potential toxins and chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Natural Home & Garden Editor Jessica Kellner discusses the dangers associated with use of retinol in skin care products.
4/27/2009
Prefab is so much more than mobile homes! Explore your options for manufactured homes, modular homes and panelized homes made of wood, steel or insulated concrete.
5/4/2011
Kids Konserve provides solutions for packing waste-free lunches.
1/12/2012
Think outside the box and consider outdoor power equipment for your Valentine this year.
5/24/2013
You may want to think twice the next time you reach for that cola. A recent study has found that one can of soda a day can increase chances of prostate cancer by 40 percent.
6/7/2013
The federal government spent more taxpayer money on 2012 severe weather cleanup than on schools or roads, reports the Natural Resources Defense Council.
5/30/2013
Meals become a snap when you add pressure cooking to your repertoire. Pressure cookers are great kitchen companions that bolster the flavor of even simple dishes, plus they save you time and money.
11/29/2011
Use this chart to determine how long different foods should be cooked in a pressure cooker.
11/30/2011
Here's a roundup of terrific pressure cooking resources.
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.
5/25/2010
The pros and cons of nuclear power have been discussed in news and politics for years. We want to know what you think. Is nuclear power a viable and safe option for cleaning up our air? Are the risks of nuclear energy worth the potential rewards? Are there other energy alternatives that deserve more of our attention?
12/1/2010
Thoughts, experiences, and tips after a season of mowing with the propane-powered lawnmower.
3/1/2011
Giving handmade gifts will save money while showing the recipient that you care. Homemade sugar scrub, rice pillows, glass magnets and iPod covers are all easy to make and exciting to receive. Spend time, not money, to give the perfect holiday or birthday gift.
7/8/2011
Houston-based Mahindra USA is doing its part to help prevent fires during this drought season by reminding rural residents of a few simple things they can do to help prevent catastrophic damage to their homes and property.
4/18/2011
This tiny kit home--less than 90 square feet--is energy-independent and so well-designed that you'd never miss the space.
10/2/2013
Growing pine trees from seed will allow you to produce lots of trees very economically. Follow these instructions to propagate pine trees from seed.
3/18/2014
This blog post shares some of the simple techniques learned through many years of experience by someone who grows vegetable seedlings for a living.
7/21/2014
This blog takes a look at the steps taken to propagate lavender by taking cuttings.
4/5/2011
Treat your building professional as you would want to be treated--and more great advice from contractors and designers who have seen it all.
3/28/2011
Join a free webinar about women and cycling this Wednesday!
6/6/2013
Tornado, facts, myths, and tips to help you make the right decision when facing a possible tornado strike.
9/26/2010
Managing Editor John Rockhold gets to plug in a car for the first time.
9/26/2010
The 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is over, the rain has arrived and the plug-in Prius is recharged.
9/26/2010
How do you turn on a Prius? Is it a small, cramped car, or does it have room for the whole family? Answers to these questions and more when MOTHER EARTH NEWS Managing Editor John Rockhold takes a look inside a prototype plug-in hybrid Prius at the 20
9/25/2010
Short conversation about the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid that's on display at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
9/29/2010
Check out our photos of the new plug-in Prius at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
11/9/2009
 Lyanda Haupt talks about the challenges and rewards of protecting her chickens and garden from local wildlife.
10/3/2011
If you want to sell produce through an online farmers market, you'll want to feature mouth-watering photos of your goods. Here are some tips to show you how.
10/1/2008
Toyota installs a large solar panel system on a California facility, proving its green thumb extends farther than the road.
2/28/2013
Hand-E-Glove, the amazing protective barrier hand lotion, is now the auto mechanic’s best tool. It is applied like ordinary hand lotion but does so much more.
6/17/2011
Last October, President Obama filled us all with hope when he announced he would install solar panels on the White House by this spring. The panels haven't materialized, and the White House isn't talking. Call Obama and find out what's up.
3/10/2011
Ken Ruck wants to build a fully self-sustaining earthship on New York's Lower East Side.
12/5/2008
Round two of three international conferences to determine new emissions standards for the next Kyoto Protocol meets this week and next week in Poznan, Poland.  
9/9/2012
Dealing with a government agency to save a creek.
7/25/2011
Spending a day having fun prospecting for gold, enjoying the outdoors, exploring a ghost town and the high mountains.
8/9/2012
A brief story of how a creek was damaged and how it was reported to the authorities properly.
5/13/2012
Living in a community that has those who served in the armed forces and make good neighbors.
10/30/2012
Learn how to de-ice slippery surfaces without harming nearby soil and plants.
11/25/2009
Natural Home has been invited to decorate rooms in Blair House, the President’s guest house that hardly anyone ever gets to see, and the U.S. State Department’s Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, DC in the first-ever Magazine Holiday Design Showcase, a partnership between the U.S. State Department and the Magazine Publishers of America.
7/28/2010
Green stadiums are being built all across the nation by a variety of sports franchises and this is only the start. These franchises are also implementing green team programs.
9/24/2008
Three-hundred colleges and universities have been graded on their commitment to environmentalism. Did your alma mater make the Green Grade?
10/2/2009
President Obama plans to help earn the White House LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
1/16/2012
Solar protection window treatments that never go out of season.
12/1/2011
There are many beekeeping associations in the U.S., national, regional and local. The two National Groups are discussed, looking at members, activities and goals.
3/5/2014
Catching a cold after flying is common. Find out why plane travelers get sick after flying, and learn how to boost your immunity to avoid post-flight colds and flu.
5/22/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
3/13/2013
Mama Chia organic chia seeds are infused with delicious fruits and vegetables to create a convenient, fun and tasty snack for active souls of all ages.
4/27/2011
Zen Buddhism's Seven Ruling Principles are wabi-sabi's foundation. They're also excellent guiding lights for a good home and life.
7/7/2011
With all the recent panic about radiation contamination, our loyal BõKU customers felt safer, and more protected, with BõKU's nutrient dense support.
7/18/2011
Rodale Institute today announces the launch of Your 2 Cents, an innovative program that unites consumers and companies in support of the next generation of American farmers.
4/4/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its first certification program for bio-based products will make it easier for consumers to identify biodegradable, renewable, recyclable and environmentally safe products.
12/11/2012
An index of previous posts that have referenced green products. These posts have covered building- and home-related products, as well as chocolates, books, and other types of goods. Many of the products mentioned in these posts would make good gifts.
6/7/2011
These money- and waste-saving alternatives to paper and plastic products eliminate the temptation to resort to disposable for your summertime outdoor dining needs.
11/13/2009
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program reached a major milestone this week when it qualified its 1 millionth Energy Star home.
5/25/2010
The time for relaxing in the sun has arrived, and this homemade hammock tutorial will help you hang out in style.
10/17/2013
Learn the essential stages of chicken processing in this video guide that covers equipment, humane killing methods, plucking, eviscerating and everything you need to know to begin butchering chickens.
4/26/2012
Trace amounts of chemicals are particularly harmful to developing babies, which means expectant mothers should be careful. In the first post of a series, Jessica Kellner writes about the dangers of BPA and how to avoid the chemical.
4/28/2014
Is a pressure washer something that would be beneficial on your homestead?
4/19/2011
A Precision Garden Seeder can make planting seed crops quick and easy!
10/31/2008
Wondering where to vote or what's going to be on the ballot? Find answers to these and many other election questions (plus, a game!) with these resources.
4/27/2011
Hoelscher Commercial Products announces a new product for pulling out trees, posts, shrubs and vines.
7/22/2011
Let’s break down the soap-making process and start scrubbin’ with homemade bars!
3/6/2012
Cam thinks its important that we all have a Plan B, no matter where we live.
11/14/2011
When the electricity goes out it helps to be prepared to deal with circumstances.
6/18/2012
This blog post tells about Barbara Lee's memories of her grandpa who built a two-holer outhouse for his family and surrounded it with peonies so that there would not be an unpleasant odor.
12/6/2011
If you are looking for gifts for beekeepers this blog post could be perfect encompasing books, clothes, equipment and even wrapping paper. This is perfect fodder for all of you that need to buy presents for beekeepers!
7/16/2008
My low-fuel light came on. Gulp. Will it be a $50 filling?
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.
1/20/2009
Our friends over at Utne Reader spotted
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.
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.
2/23/2011
Last year saw the biggest jump in CO2 emissions from power plants ever. Texas, Florida and Ohio lead the pack.
3/10/2011
People living near massive livestock operations may be at risk from the pollution they generate--which is higher in some cases than the nation's most polluted cities.
7/29/2010
During healthy stay-overs at Cooper Wellness, certified trainers explain how to stick with an exercise program over the long haul.
11/6/2009
Need more storage space? Who doesn’t? You can make better use of the space you have available with some wooden shelves. Building free-standing shelves is easy and can be inexpensive. This is a great woodworking project for beginners.
4/26/2010
Learn about how some members of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS team joined with others at their publishing company to start “edible landscaping” gardens on their front lawn.
9/22/2009
Here is a plan for a metal candle lantern made from a coffee can, metal clothes hanger and a stick of wood.
10/30/2009
Put a barrel or two on wheels and you can feed your flocks and herds with ease, including diagrams, photographs and instructions.
4/21/2012
Preventing allergy causes as opposed to treating the symptoms.
7/24/2012
There's no need to be afraid of canning. With basic skills a cook can safely prepare and process excess produce during the summer and have a ready supply all winter. An easy way to start is with dill pickles, with extras like garlic and hot peppers.
10/21/2008
Take plain old raspberry jam to the next level with the complex flavors of white chocolate and coffee liqueur.
10/4/2011
Capable of moving a host of materials: snow, aggregate materials, livestock feed and silage.
11/11/2010
Built tough for farmers, landscapers, ranchers construction companies and homeowners these unique implements give an added versatility to bucket loaders.
7/7/2011
Curtis Industries has introduced a line of Sno-Pro front end loader plow blades which offer major advantages over bucket plowing.
5/21/2013
Summer skin problems are irritating and embarrassing. Show off your best skin with these inexpensive natural remedies.
8/15/2013
Simple suggestions on preserving vegetables and herbs
10/18/2013
A gourmet guide to preserving the last harvest from your garden.
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.
3/31/2011
For an investment of less than $10,000 and about a week of labor, you could have a custom workshop, barn, garden shed or office.
3/29/2012
Participate in a clothing swap and make an economic statement
2/4/2011
If this is your first year to keep bees, wear as much protective clothing that makes you feel comfortable but as you become more experienced try wearing less so that you can fully enjoy beekeeping. Just how much protective clothing should you wear?
3/25/2011
Gather your friends to host a party or just enjoy the quiet as you turn off the lights for one hour to show your love for the planet.
6/29/2011
Steve shares an approach he installed at a friend's place for easing the burden of priming seasonal water systems
10/2/2011
Some people just do not want help! The frustrations of starting a business and attempting to offer professional help to community organizations.
1/24/2011
Learn what a typical family homestead in the late 19th century produced: The diversity and efficiency is surprising and inspiring information for any modern homesteader! This is Part Three of a four-part series on the author's work to discover the history of her farm.
1/24/2011
Learn what a typical Kansas family homestead in the late 19th century produced: The diversity and efficiency of their farm sales is surprising and inspiring information for any modern homesteader! This is Part Three of a four-part series on the author's work to discover the history of her farm.
8/15/2011
Purchase process of the "promised land"
10/8/2012
Advocating for biking during election season can result in the government focusing on bikeability and walkability.
3/20/2013
Wind turbines within two miles of residential areas can hurt the property values of homes.
11/20/2014
Managing timbered property can benefit your wildlife and your pocketbook, but beware! Timber buyers are often con-artists. Learn the questions you should be asking about sustainable timber management on your property or homestead.
6/10/2013
As the costs and consequences of climatological and ecological instability become impossible to ignore, people are recognizing the need to be more prepared for the challenges we could face in the short-term and the long-term. A variety of initiatives are arising to share ways of becoming more resilient—i.e., able to survive and thrive in the face of dangers and even disasters.
1/11/2013
There's more reason than ever to be prepared for natural disasters, no matter where you live!
11/2/2010
TerraChoice’s annual Sins of Greenwashing study finds that 95 percent of the products claiming to be green have used vague language, unproven claims and false certification labels.
10/31/2010
The thousands of families who have built affordable homes, cash up front, made of earthbags, straw bales, cordwood, cob and rammed tires are not in danger of losing their homes in the current mortgage crisis.
1/21/2013
A great way to get more enjoyment in the garden and less work, is to try the ancient concept of a garden Sabbath. That's one day a week where gardening isn't allowed, but communing with nature is.
11/7/2012
In this piece, author Mary Moss-Sprague discusses the simple pleasures of tasty, home-canned tomato preserves.
11/12/2009
The sales history of the Toyota Prius illustrates an exciting phenomenon: When a new idea or a piece of technology ignites the human imagination, it can spread very rapidly.
1/12/2011
A farmers market is not only a place to purchase fresh produce; you can also count on going home with a new recipe or tip on how to prepare those yummy veggies and fruits.
6/25/2008
What's the plural of Prius? Whatever it is, there are lots of them out there.
7/10/2008
Learn about the many kitchen and community projects supported by SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), including the training necessary to be able to sell value-added food products at markets.
12/28/2012
Land Pride is proud to announce four new skid Grapples in 12 different sizes as well as a skid-mounted Stump Grinder. These completely new attachments feature the same quality and durability that you’ve come to expect from Land Pride.
2/7/2011
Food labels are confusing, but you can be sure that processed foods with many ingredients are not as healthful as whole foods. Here is a explanation of processed-food ingredients and some suggestions for healthful breakfast foods.
8/31/2012
Red Brand Fence (manufactured by Keystone Steel and Wire), recently received an award for their recycling initiatives by their industry peers.
9/29/2008
Make the winning suggestion for the next X PRIZE and win $25,000.
9/28/2010
The perfect partner for pruning, weeding and harvesting.
7/11/2010
Whether you abstain from dairy by choice or you’re lactose intolerant, you probably know how difficult it can be to find really great non-dairy cheese. I’ve taken away some of the guesswork by reviewing some popular brands: Vegan Gourmet, Daiya, Dr-Cow, Chreese and The Vegetarian Express. Read about my dairy-free cheese experiences, and let us know which brands you’re loyal to.
10/4/2011
Are you able to face any situation that comes your way with the knowledge that you will survive the adversity? Challenge yourself to become an overcomer!
1/11/2010
Cute just got a whole lot more profound. This stylish business deals a right hook for justice.
5/20/2011
The Burning House website asks people to post lists and photos of everything they would take if their house were on fire. It's an interesting glimpse into what really matters--and a bittersweet reminder to love what we have.
6/21/2010
Odwalla's Plant A Tree program enters its third year with a donation of twice as many trees to be planted in all 50 states as well as participating state park programs.
10/22/2010
Without federal subsidies, the future of solar power looks grim. Fortunately, the Obama administration is giving solar a boost with four new large-scale solar projects.
7/16/2012
Living a ranch life in northern New Mexico in the 1960s consisted of hard work and knowledge. It was not the romantic life that many people imagine it to have been.
1/28/2009
The future looks bright as long as the United States can follow its current energy efficiency programs.
11/15/2010
Two new federal programs, the Home Energy Scoring program and the PowerSaver program, make it easier for homeowners to save energy.
5/3/2012
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
7/22/2010
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will stop accepting loans from the nationwide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which helps homeowners pay for the cost of energy-efficient retrofits.
8/23/2010
As state transportation officials send billions back to Washington, advocates hope bicyclists and pedestrians aren't left holding the empty bag.
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.
10/2/2008
While often considered imperative to a healthy lifestyle, exercise by itself might not be all it's hyped up to be.
3/25/2012
How we prepared out homestead for the best wildfire prevention possible.
9/11/2009
We received more than 900 responses to a recent poll about flu shots, and we want to know: Are you getting a flu shot this year, and why or why not? Plus, share your tips for staying flu-free, flu vaccine or no.
5/8/2009
As H1N1 (also known as "swine flu") continues to spread, people are taking a variety of precautions to avoid catching or spreading the virus — from being more diligent about washing hands to cancelling long-awaited vacations. Tell us what you're doing, and find out more about H1N1 and how you can stay informed and healthy. 
10/13/2011
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
3/22/2013
The process of training and pruning blackberry plants is demystified by a gardening expert from Gurney's Seed.
2/26/2013
A neglected, overgrown, old apple tree does have charm, its gnarled, elbowed branches seemingly ready to reach out for a hug. The fruits, unfortunately, more often than not are too small, too pest-ridden, and too high in the tree. My fear of heights makes the last deficiency most important to me. Large, clean fruits are for nought if I can’t bring myself to climb a ladder or the branches for harvest.
2/29/2012
A few thoughts about the activities here in southwest Missouri this spring, including plans for a garden, thinning and pruning trees, and salvaging urban logs
5/16/2013
Egg miles: the distance eggs travel from hen to table.
10/5/2012
Arthur Bolduc shares his story of experiencing life near an Amish community in Ohio, where he enjoyed the exciting process of sorghum production firsthand.
1/2/2012
Whether you have a small grove of trees or acres of woods, this manual will guide you through the right methods to care for and sustain your land.
5/22/2013
A new danger faces unborn babies and children, as exposure to pesticides increases the risk of brain tumors and other cancer-related illnesses.
1/28/2014
A new guide-to-meat book.
4/19/2012
My name is Antonette, and I am a new blogger here at MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Before I can blog my pregnancy journey for you all, I must first do something that has taken six years ... write the birth story of my son Baylin.
4/23/2012
October 6, 2010, at 11:04 am I said the three words I waited over four and a half years to say. I looked in to my newborn daughter’s eyes and said I DID IT! This is the VBAC homebirth story of my daughter Evangélina.
8/1/2008
Get expert advice on how long fresh eggs will keep without refrigeration.
2/8/2012
Readers who love canning share their firsthand reports about the foods they can at home, and why.
10/28/2010
There are many ways to protect wood from the effects of weather, what is your favorite technique?  
9/6/2008
The work of growing, harvesting and preserving your own food comes together in the satisfying instant when canning lids pop. Don't leave the kitchen until you've savored the sound of a job well done.
7/20/2011
This little chipmunk ponders about how much food to store for the coming fall and winter seasons.
7/29/2008
Here's a quick and easy tip for freezing peaches.
12/13/2011
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
6/21/2012
This blog contains a detailed list of most of my initial design priorities for my net zero energy home so others may benefit from my thinking and experience on creating a passive solar, net zero energy, green home.
4/26/2011
Maddy Harland writes about principles that underpin our understanding and practical application of permaculture. She relates them to designing a green home and garden but also explains how permaculture can help us to create more sustainable lifestyle
2/16/2011
Seattle leads the way in asking the federal government to implement a comprehensive, health-focused food system.
4/17/2012
Michigan invasive species order takes aim at heritage and Old World hogs.
5/3/2010
Americans equate products made in the USA with sustainability and often choose American-made products over other options, a study finds.
11/25/2008
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares what she's learned about the challenges of mass producing eco-friendly products that meet our own tough criteria.
4/14/2010
A new study shows that people who buy green products are more likely to cheat and steal than people who buy conventional products.
7/31/2012
A listing of companies that offer green dwellings in the form of modular, prefab, manufactured, compact, or mobile structures. These days, many such options are available that are not only green, but also beautiful, well-made, and often low-cost.
4/28/2011
Made from repurposed shipping containers and recycled steel, based on Prius engineering, with a gray water system and a living roof, this Mojave Desert residence and workplace is a prototype for low-cost prefab kit houses everywhere.
12/29/2010
Target Red Shop offers Lulan Artisans’ fair trade clutch bags to help build better lives for weavers in southeast Asia and end human trafficking.
9/4/2012
Cooking pumpkin for pie is as easy as, well, pie! Make your own homemade pumpkin purée with this simple recipe calling for either pumpkins or squash.
6/14/2012
I'm going to the old Kerr canning book for this tried and true recipe for making simply wonderful pickled beets.
3/12/2014
If you've been considering an electric pressure cooker, consider the Instant Pot. It’s well-made, durable and has many functions.
7/6/2010
Have you ever let your imagination run wild and built a fanciful, unique … (spinning wheel, bat house, garden tool)
7/6/2010
If you want to learn how to paint your house without the help of professionals, this article from the archives is for you. Exterior home painting can be a snap with the right tools and information.
9/3/2009
Kids love to build forts and space ships, and create secret places to dream and imagine.
8/24/2009
Engaging in new projects around the house or yard can put us in unfamiliar territory where we might make mistakes that are potentially dangerous or just embarrassing.
11/1/2010
Jim Oseychuk built this intricate garden shed for his wife and won his category of the Wood-Mizer Personal Best contest.
8/5/2010
Keeping your tools in good working order saves time and money.
8/27/2010
Learn how to make giant bubbles like a professional bubble artist at home with this DIY video. Complete with a recipe to make a giant bubble wand and your own homemade soap solution, you’ll be ready to impress everyone on your street with human-sized bubbles.  
9/27/2010
Using wood you’ve harvested to start creative wood projects is not impossible. Many sawyers have created beautiful wood structures made from lumber they’ve cut themselves.    
10/13/2010
Donn Saindon built this beautiful 1,200 square foot home from reclaimed wood and won his category of the Wood-Mizer Personal Best contest.
3/1/2013
The traditional potato stamp gets a makeover in this tutorial over how to use a spud to make a work of art (and gratitude).
10/25/2010
Joe Bonn built this impressive home in Colorado and won his category of the Wood-Mizer Personal Best contest.
10/18/2010
Robert Craig built this 960 square foot barn in Oregon and won his category of the Wood-Mizer Personal Best contest.
12/19/2011
The 10 People's Choice finalists are great examples of the socially and environmentally responsible business leaders that meet the standards of Green America’s Seal of Approval.
3/9/2011
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.
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.
4/30/2013
The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization published a new analysis that depicts the dangerous flaws in oil spill response and outlines technology they claim will save marine life, oceans, animals and people, while saving millions of dollars.
11/7/2013
With the inventiveness of visionaries like Elon Musk, technological advances can help create a better world, while remaining useful and cool.
10/15/2012
How we live in the mountains during the winter.
4/13/2012
Hybrid cars now have a 12-year history in the United States, but hybrid car battery replacements have been surprisingly unnecessary. Most of the hybrid cars on the road are still using their original battery packs — even many of the 300,000-mile Ford Escape Hybrids used as taxis in New York and San Francisco. 
4/15/2011
Some of Cam's best inspirations come to him in his sleep!
2/1/2013
Why we adopt rescue dogs.
8/13/2010
First in a series of blog posts which will cover conversion of lawnmowers and small engines from gasoline to propane.
9/21/2012
The final result of a reporting a water violation and having a creek restored.
5/6/2011
Live in a dome home in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
12/12/2013
Canadian homesteader Cam Mather sinks into the village life and discovers the joys of small-town living.
1/9/2014
Mountain homesteading in a remote area.
5/2/2014
With 1/3 of the population of the US under a tornado watch today, these tornado facts, myths, and survival tips could save a lot of lives!
1/17/2014
Join Steve for a no-cost 75 minute video tutorial on building and managing a root cellar
2/28/2014
Life on a farm blanketed in snow.
9/15/2011
Cam wonders why more people don't prepare for blackouts.
9/1/2010
If your job, finances, family commitments, etc., have thwarted or delayed your dreams of self-reliance, you don’t have to wait until you can afford a 20 acre parcel. You can start working where you are now to build and nurture self-reliant living skills that are sure to provide you with more peace of mind and improved health, and will most likely be of great personal benefit during the coming decades of global challenge and change.
4/16/2013
Are you ready for the kinds of severe weather that could impact the area where you live? National Severe Weather Preparedness Week takes place from Mar. 3-9, 2013. This is a great time for you and your family to “Be a Force of Nature” by learning the importance of planning for severe weather events and practicing how and where to take shelter before severe weather strikes.
8/11/2014
The fire moon shows up every year when the forest fires start up. Maggie Bonham has some recommendations for preparing to evacuate with animals.
3/6/2012
The Living Seed Company is working to preserve genetic diversity in our food chain, through the distribution and growing of open pollinated seeds and preserving the ancient art of seed saving.
2/11/2011
The L41 is a mass-produced, superefficient home designed to provide affordable shelter for everyone.
1/13/2010
Dan Chiras announces that five of The Evergreen Institute's workshops currently qualify as continuing education credits for LEED Accredited Professionals.
10/18/2011
Caleb and Christian seize the opportunity of driving cross country in a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Prototype from the Flight 93 Memorial to Lawrence, Kansas.
7/27/2012
The author of STAND UP AND GARDEN discusses why it is safe to can and otherwise preserve produce that's grown in an environment in which pesticides are used.
10/2/2011
Virtual farmers markets make buying and selling fresh farm goods easy and can grow into a thriving business!
12/4/2011
The third and last of a three part blog on chemical herbicides.
5/16/2012
The final in a 6 part series on Ft. Garland, Colorado
4/29/2013
The Shooting Star State Rail-Trail in southern Minnesota has had a strong impact on the surrounding communities and is becoming a vital link between cities.
7/2/2012
Support these longtime anti-GMO activists and organic farmers in the construction of a new repair shop for their vintage seed equipment.
8/18/2010
Repair, restore, rejoin is the call to heed if we are to save this planet.
12/20/2010
Discovering the perfect lifestyle is more important than finding the perfect place to live.
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.
11/19/2008
The X Prize Foundation needs your vote to help them decide their next X Prize.
9/18/2008
The X Prize Foundation wants your craziest green idea, so let the games begin.
2/11/2009
The X Prize Foundation recently announced the winner of their "What's Your Crazy Green Idea" competition.
7/20/2007
Want more gas for your money?
9/26/2008
Everyone's talking about drilling in Alaska, so why learn some numbers to do some talking of your own? Here are some statistics about why drilling in Alaska may not be the saving grace some think it is.
7/27/2007
Don't rip yourself off at the gas pump — stop topping off!
7/1/2008
Share the pain of rising gas prices together and join the discussion about what will finally motivate us to dramatically change our driving habits.
6/24/2008
Here's a rundown of the many reasons behind the recent rise in the price of gas.
5/16/2011
Cam considers one of the causes of high gas prices....
1/21/2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of more than 100 green apps.
2/14/2011
A new open-source website helps consumers track where their products come from.
3/7/2011
The best defense against potential hazards in products you like? Be responsible.
12/19/2011
Our good and bad decisions on selecting a dealer and a wood stove.
8/20/2014
Homemade ice cream is delicious, and with the help of new ice cream makers, quick, easy and fast.
1/7/2014
People have found many techniques for preserving vitamins in winter, which still work today. One of the most basic involves fooling plants, as it were, into thinking they are not dead yet.
11/28/2007
Making pickles can be time-consuming, but this method for easy garlic pickles couldn't possibly be any easier. Or tastier!
8/29/2011
Preserving food was a must during the Great Depression. Doris Zicafoose relates memories of drying corn, canning tomatoes, the necessity of a water bath canner and the joy of acquiring a pressure canner.
4/18/2012
Learn how to store eggs properly, how to freeze eggs for long-term storage and how to use eggs in different kinds of recipes.
8/27/2008
The X Prize Foundation will be hosting a forum in early September to discuss different ideas regarding renewable energy.
2/12/2011
It’s been bitterly cold in Michigan. The big blizzard has gone through and has left us with a bunch of snow.
10/22/2014
Building a closet from lumber milled from standing dead trees.