Green is Universal and Etsy's The Art of Reuse Contest is a gold mine for DIY home project ideas. My favorite pays homage to Audrey Hepburn's ahead-of-its-time sofa made from an old clawfoot bathtub in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Customize this Stuffed Artichokes recipe by using in-season vegetables and herbs.
Baby Artichoke and Shrimp Tempura is a delicious dish with an Asian twist.
Grilled artichokes have a robust flavor that’s deliciously tempered by a cool dipping sauce.
Check out Earth's Journey for recycled, up-cycled and/or environmentally friendly art.
After 37 years of publishing, Mother Earth News magazine has amassed a wonderful collection of handmade home articles to inspire and amaze the do-it-yourself home-builder-to-be.
Readers suggest favorite hard, salty, American cheeses.
These helpful tips will help you make the most of your artichoke recipes.
Your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great place to find inexpensive building supplies and appliances, and you can even donate your leftover supplies when your project is complete. Proceeds from your purchases support Habitat for Humanity and future housing projects.
Learn how to make a bootjack from a branch and scrap of wood.
Build a highchair that will follow your child through years of growth and development.
To make the pulp for homemade paper, look no further than your waste and recycling bins.
Put a barrel or two on wheels and you can feed your flocks and herds with ease, including diagrams, photographs and instructions.
You can fabricate this metal log lifter to make firewood cutting easier and safer.
You can build this simple, light-weight roof rack to transport your bicucles.
If, like many beginning beekeepers, you've been confused by how to perform an artificial swarm, watch this beekeeper training video to get a solid grasp on the concept.
There is much to be learned when taking care of dual-purpose cows including how to avoid birthing problems and retained placentas, how to manage mastitis and when to do artificial insemination.
Get ready for spring! Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares her ideas for organizing her home by repurposing and reusing the stuff she already has, and she invites you to share your spring cleaning ideas with her.
You'll love our recommended real food find: pomegranate golden balsamic vinegar from California.
Clotheslines are the most energy-efficient—but not always the most practical--drying option. Levi Strauss’s Care to Air contest offers $10,000 for innovations that would improve or replace the clothesline.
Strongly influenced by wabi-sabi's principles, the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement railed against "the swinish luxury of the rich," ornamental excess and the poverty of people who lacked creativity.
The great doughnut experiment begins.
If you want a superior doughnut (or any product), start with the best.
Share your STIHL story with this new Facebook contest.
Cam considers the care and upkeep of an outdoor skating rink as an art form.
Small northern Canadian company produces beautiful artisan glassware from recycled bottles and jars.
Participate in our reader photo contest by showing off pictures of your permanent raised garden beds.
Send us your garden tips and you could win a free deluxe, ergonomic garden trowel.
Your attractive food garden could win you $500 and a chance to be featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Instead of throwing out that empty feedbag, get creative and turn it into something new! Homesteader Ed Essex shares ideas for finding new uses for old objects.
Save money and stay chic with these recessionista style tips from Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence. Robyn shows you how to creatively reuse old shirts to dress up a bottle of wine and how to save money by having clothing swap parties.
These DIY garden lights reuse plastic bottles and provide soft, natural lighting for evenings spent outdoors.
2011 Fuel Economy Contests in several locations in the U.S.
Here is your chance to win a brand new broadfork/U-bar digger. Enter to win this piece of equipment that retails at $119, and can help aerate your soil without hurting the beneficial worms and fungi in your garden beds.
Cole's tips for the best stew meat, and his favorite burger recipe. Plus a chance to win a free Gourmet Butcher DVD!
T. Boone Pickens is calling Americans to submit videos about the importance of independence from foreign oil. The contest ends Oct. 25, and the winning video will be sent to national political leaders.
Winners of the Fabulous Food Garden Contest have been chosen. See who the lucky prize recipients are!
Set up camp in a parking space, feed the meter, and create a mini-park on PARK(ing) Day this Sept. 20.
Autumn offers not only a bountiful harvest, but also an abundance of art materials directly from nature.
The United States Postal Service has released a collection of beautiful stamps modeled off vintage seed packets.
Our collective vision should incorporate the aspiration toward beauty in every human community around the world.
King Arthur Flour has added a new category to its line of premium baking products available in supermarkets nationwide: flax.
Quick! Boil some water! We need bagels, and we need them now. In this post, we are going to make bagels, perhaps one of the weirder breads you can make. It's not hard, it's fun even, but different.
This very simple indirect stepping stone technique allows you to make multiple stepping stones that will be beautiful and long lasting. It is good for individual stones and for large group projects involving all ages.
Calling all gardeners — If you want to view a remarkable series of photographs of vegetables as art, check out Lynn Karlin’s exhibit, Taking a Stand: the Pedestal Series. You can view the series here http://goo.gl/K1apd or at the Maine Farmland Trust in Belfast, Maine from September 28 to November 14th.
You can use items you find in your pantry like powdered drink mix, Jell-O and food coloring to make a beautiful dyed skein of yarn.
Never in a million years would I think a show about storage auctions could be so amazing, edgy and really bringing going green to the masses.Yet, it made sense one day while watching the show.
Make your barn doors glide with skateboard wheels and other easy to find materials in this DIY project to create sliding barn doors.
How much energy does it take to travel? Can we collect this from the vehicle while we are using it?
Once reserved for the pizzeria, the calzone is possible to make in your own home.
Learn more about the upcoming Vetter Fuel Economy Challenges.
Hoch Ybrig cheese from Swiss cheese maker Rolf Beeler is a standout on its own, but here are some delicious ideas for pairing it with honey, wine and beer.
Making homemade sour cream and cream cheese is easier than you might think. Try these two simple recipes.
Bring back bottle-cutting! This contemporary candelabra, which gives new life to beautiful blue mineral water bottles, will make you rethink that old '70s craft.
Sawing their own lumber enables home owners to fulfill their dreams.
Do you love showing off your FarmTek products? Think you're using them in a unique and interesting way? FarmTek would love to see!
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is seeking nominations of self-sufficient modern homesteaders for our 2013 Homesteaders of the Year awards.
Submit your best veggie burger recipes for the Mother Earth News cookbook project, and enter to win a reusable, recyled Mother Earth News grocery tote.
Team Austria wins the Solar Decathlon 2013 for building the most energy-efficient, cost-effective and most attractive solar-powered house.
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
Delicious latkes made with potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tasty and nutritious.
Sweet, healthy, root vegetables that love growing through the heat of summer? Learn about adding Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, and sweet potatoes to your gardens. Plus, more on the incredible health benefits of roselle (hibiscus).
When I'm introduced to a new acquaintance, the introduction often ends with, "Bryan farms." Like it's the most interesting thing about me. Well, maybe it is.
The Jenzabar Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for students, as well as higher education organizations and non-profits, to encourage fellow students to be engaged citizens of the world.
Probably not as exciting as a Louisiana Saturday night, and without an opossum in a sack, but I did kick off my shoes and throw 'em on the floor.
The tall-tale vintage postcard collection consists of turn of the century photomontages depicting the utopian dream of agricultural America.
Day Length, Molting and Egg Production in a Small Flock
We no longer have to make what we need to get by day by day, but for many the desire lingers—and even surges as a strong cultural movement from time to time. Making and growing things yourself is a gentle rebellion against a mass-produced world.
Simran Sethi reflects on her first summer of yard-care and gardening.
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks
Support America's artisan cider makers by putting locally made sweet and hard apple cider on the Thanksgiving table this year.
Here's your opportunity to win a dough whisk from King Arthur Flour. This odd-looking contraption does a fantastic job of mixing together all kinds of dough.
Our winner of the KAF dough whisk is Dea Keen, and here is her pizza dough recipe.
Have you ever had leftover bread, but you don't want to throw it away or give it to the birds? Here's what you do: Panzanella. This Italian salad will throw your taste buds for a loop, and it all starts with leftover, stale bread.
This is part 1 of my adventures in KAF Land, or King Arthur Flour, Norwich, Vt. If you want to go to baker heaven, this is the place to be. They have everything once could imagine for baking, and then some.
This is part two of my visit to King Arthur Flour, the concluding blog of the four-day event.
Participate in a clothing swap and make an economic statement
Two students have created an inspirational blog that features one upcycling project--something made from discarded materials--each day. They've committed to keeping it going for 30 days, but with your help it could go forever.
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
Building my own electric car seems to have caught the attention of the Media. As though getting on the front page of the County paper for a speeding ticket in my electric car wasn't notorious enough, now I'm getting calls from big-shot reporters!
Growing some of the most delicious and sometimes expensive gourmet vegetables doesn't have to be hard. Artichoke, bronze fennel, kohlrabi, leek, and savoy cabbage are among the vegetables that grow well from seed.
This is a beginner's guide to getting started with sourdough bread making. With directions on how to make your own starter, or where to order some, this will get you on your way towards making some delicious breads, biscuits, pancakes or waffles.
Here's a chance to transform your home into the greenest one on the block and then pay it forward to your neighbors to help paint your whole town "green."
The contest is in honor of National Wild Bird Feeding Month.
Submit your best photos of biking and walking for a chance to win a free, 10-day bike trip to Italy!
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
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.
Book reviews by permaculture educator Cindy Conner. Learn about Sustainable Market Farming, The Art of Fermentation, The Permaculture Handbook, and The Small-Scale Poultry Flock.
Mother has always known best, and these tips for reusing what would otherwise be garbage are as relevant today as they were in 1970.
If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.
describing the upcoming fun photo contest with the theme being chickens and the fun they either have or give. Figs and more figs are at the heart of the obsession.
Announcing our new automatic chicken feeder contest and how some lucky person could win a 10 pack diy kit or 3 premade watering units.
The Classy Coop Giveaway grand prize was given a good home with our contest winner and her backyard chickens. We were happy to see this mobile chicken coop is already being broken in. Bring on the eggs!
Apartment Therapy's annual Small Cool contest, featuring homes of less than 1,000 square feet, is a gold mine for smart ideas that make tiny spaces elegant, graceful and liveable.
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
In the kitchen, we can cultivate our sense of aesthetics and function. Tools can be beautiful. Food can be art. Cooking can be meditation.
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.
The $300 House Project challenges student and professional designers to create housing that shelters the poorest of the poor with safety and dignity. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to see their $300 houses built and reproduced.
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."
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
Take a tour of the mills and mountains of the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas, home to some of the finest remaining historic gristmills that still exist in the U.S.A. Based on the popular Historic Ozarks Mills book created by award-winning photographer Mike McArthy. Hydropower's energy-producing capacity is getting well-deserved attention these days, and these old mills provide inspiration.
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.