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5/5/2010
A new Facebook group, “I Want to Grow Hemp Like George Washington,” connects supporters of hemp reform and lets them share their views on hemp production in the United States.
10/22/2013
The simple steps that increased my health and decreased my waste, and how easy it all was looking back.
1/30/2014
Woodchip mulch has great benefits for gardening and landscaping. Instead of buying woodchips, we can use what resources we already have and make our own.
10/8/2013
Looking back the past three years and identifying what we have learned from our experiences.
9/18/2013
Are you Weather-Ready? September is National Preparedness Month.
11/1/2013
Even progressive cities have work to do, and sometimes the biggest changes come from good people asking the right questions.
11/14/2013
A natural kennel cough cure will be better for your pet and your wallet while not contributing to the antibiotic resistance problem.
1/1/0001
This soft, tangy sourdough oatmeal bread may just be the best you’ve ever tasted.
10/1/2013
Claims for the Paleo diet benefits are substantial – improved cholesterol, improved blood pressure, improved blood sugar control, improved appetite control. How legit are these claims and do they make it worth a switch to this type diet?
1/3/2014
Make a miniature sourdough bread for dinner tonight, and freeze the rest for a busy day.
2/25/2014
Many people never have noticeable diabetes symptoms and don’t even find out they have the disease until they wind up in the hospital with a serious complication. What’s going on?
2/26/2014
One of the most recognizable features of wetlands is their smell. What makes these areas so pungent?
8/6/2013
There are a lot of things you can do right now to experience the homestead lifestyle right in your backyard.
7/23/2013
Going to the beach? Get real-time info on Great Lakes beach water quality, weather and water conditions.
8/1/2013
Buzz…sting…ouch! Why are yellow jackets more aggressive at this time of year?
8/21/2013
What makes a piece of land a wet-land? Not all wetlands are wet for the same reason.
8/2/2013
Breaking down the misconception that wholesome and organic food is only reserved for the wealthy.
6/5/2013
The 2013 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wash., last weekend was again a source of great energy and exceptional education, thanks to 15,000 attendees, more than 125 presenters and some 300 sponsors and exhibitors.
12/5/2013
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
9/9/2013
Each year we learn more and more about living off grid and homesteading. These are just a few of the third-year experiences we wanted to share.
12/11/2013
Participate in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count to help scientists study winter bird populations: www.earthgauge.net/?p=33409
12/5/2013
Learning to appreciate seasonal differences.
11/15/2013
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a laptop for 5 hours! America Recycles Day is Nov 15.
12/19/2013
Was it a teacher? A parent? A field trip? What was your Earth Changing Moment? Share your first connection with the environment.
10/22/2013
Getting ready to carve a jack-o-lantern masterpiece? Learn how weather impacts the pumpkin harvest
9/25/2013
Celebrate the 20th anniversary National Public Lands Day on September 28! Find a volunteer site.
12/13/2013
Most health problems we face in our lives are minor annoyances. It's time we cut out the expensive middle man and grow our own delicious tasting medicine to treat them.
8/30/2013
Headed back to school? Protect air quality, save energy and recycle for a healthier, greener school year.
11/27/2013
Compost and mulch material are in abundance in our backyard and our communities. What is ones man's yard waste is this man's treasure.
11/5/2013
Fall is a great time to replace traditional light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs. Save up to $50 per year.
1/2/2014
Providing your own sewer, water and power can be more expensive and is certainly less convenient but that's not all there is to consider. This article takes a look at some of the other differences between public and private services.
1/9/2014
Building a fire to stay warm? Use these ‘best burn practices’ to minimize smoke & protect your health: www.earthgauge.net/?p=17955
2/3/2014
This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by dinnertime if you start right now! The unexpected flavor comes from good quality honey olive oil and barley flour.
2/5/2014
Small but mighty: birds have smart strategies for surviving cold weather.
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.
12/5/2012
The cost to install and operate our solar electrical system.
3/12/2014
Protect our water supplies during National Groundwater Awareness Week by saving water at home: www.earthgauge.net/?p=23794
3/19/2014
Sam Benowitz and Tara Bittler are joining the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Blog Squad, and they break down the types of gardening and fruit-growing information they will share with you each week.
4/7/2014
Hot-cross buns, full of warm spices and sweet fruit, are a tasty springtime treat.
4/14/2014
Anyone can brew beer. The article seeks to demystify the process and help jump start brewing by breaking down the equipment, recipe, and ingredients. This is a 2-part blog post.
4/14/2014
A cold winter and late-season snow in some parts of the U.S. could mean a rough spring allergy season.
4/18/2014
These all-natural approaches can ease TMJ symptoms and give you relief.
5/1/2014
Zaatar bread is a soft, Arabic-style bread topped with olive oil and the tangy spice mixture called zaatar.
5/1/2014
Fast acting and free of side effects, clinical electromagnetic pulse therapy is a good alternative to medication for a range of conditions.
4/30/2014
Anyone can brew beer. Part 2 of Homebrewing for Beginners seeks to demystify the process of cooking the wort, fermentation, racking, and bottling.
5/2/2014
Show us how you take a second to conserve water!
5/21/2014
Sourdough bread doesn’t just come in large loaves and rounds. Sourdough also works up wonderfully into buns, rolls, grissini and my personal favorite, mini-baguettes.
5/27/2014
Fungi breakdown organic material and make it available to plants. Encouraging fungi to grow naturally, or inocculating your soil can have tremendous benefits for your garden.
6/11/2014
This painless test finds heart disease before it turns deadly.
6/11/2014
Whether you live on the beach or 1000s of miles away, there are easy ways you can protect coastal water quality.
8/29/2013
Taking the guesswork out of rescuing a piece of rusty cast iron cookware, Sarah provides easy to follow step by step instructions on how to take cast iron from unusable to gleaming.
6/24/2014
The fresh berry season is so fleeting, that it almost calls out for preserving, especially in the form of jam.
8/16/2012
A description and pictures of a tornado force winds in Washington State in 2012.
8/14/2013
Plant life along small streams starts a food chain that stretches all the way to the ocean.
8/20/2013
Moms, protect your baby’s health with this safe, homemade sunscreen.
7/12/2012
Things to look for in your soil before you break ground on your new home or cabin.
12/20/2013
Potica is a light and delicate Slovakian holiday bread stuffed with a brown sugar and nut filling. This recipe makes two loaves, one to eat now and one to save for Christmas morning brunch.
11/26/2013
Whether you’re traveling or staying home, try these tips for a healthy & environmentally-friendly Thanksgiving. www.earthgauge.net/?p=33317
12/27/2013
Headwater streams are small streams or tributaries that carry water from the upper reaches of a watershed to a river.
12/30/2013
With so many good things that plants do in our life, would it be so bad to stop and appreciate them?
1/15/2014
Efficiency pays off! Resolve to save energy, water, fuel and money in 2014. Get started with these tools.
1/17/2014
When it's cold and windy nothing says comfort like a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. And when that loaf is filled with heart-healthy, omega-3 rich seeds, it's even better.
1/30/2014
MetLife Stadium is reducing waste, saving energy and saving water. Take a page from their playbook. www.earhgauge.net/?p=33964
1/31/2014
Tips to help you get started planning your very own homestead. With proper planning you don't have to be experienced to do it right.
2/12/2014
Help scientists study how bird populations are changing during the Great Backyard Bird Count.
2/12/2014
Bruce McElmurray and Ed Essex collaborate on how the weather dictates to their mountain homesteading.
2/19/2014
Ed and Bruce compare the weather and its impact on their mountain homesteads at different elevations and mountain ranges.
2/28/2014
Two homesteaders from Washington and Colorado comment on their greatest weather fear in the mountains.
3/14/2014
Sourdough biscuits is one of those perfect recipes that uses up plenty of ripe starter, but doesn’t take all day to rise.
3/17/2014
Ed Essex and Bruce McElmurray compare their weather experiences living at 4,200 feet and 9750 feet elevation respectively.
3/19/2014
Chase down household leaks and fix them to save water and money during the Earth Gauge #FixALeak Week.
3/28/2014
The symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi are showing more than ever how life depends on life. Learn how to encourage what beneficial microbes you have in your soil for a powerful ally in your garden and fields.
4/1/2014
Try these simple actions at home that can help reduce water pollution.
4/3/2014
You're not just a beginning gardener - you're also a scientist!
4/17/2014
Engineering is helping to solve some of our biggest environmental challenges. Learn more during EEWeek.
5/6/2014
Spring is the perfect time to give your home cooling equipment a check-up before hot weather arrives.
5/21/2014
April's tips for controlling weeds and fertilizing your garden.
5/3/2012
The generators we use for living off the grid and a multitude of other tasks.
5/16/2014
Identifying, harvesting, and cooking the nutritionally complex spring treat, stinging nettle.
6/2/2014
Exciting new research reveals how certain foods from the Mediterranean diet work to treat hypertension. Learn what researchers have uncovered about which foods to eat to lower blood pressure.
6/6/2014
Pickled vegetables are a great way to jazz up your meals, especially in the late winter, early spring time when the grocery store vegetables are looking a little worse for the wear.
6/17/2014
The dream, the drive and now the doing.
6/18/2014
One of the favorite events among attendees to the Puyallup MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR was investigative author Doug Fine’s Hemp Bound talk. Here are his thoughts on why hemp matters so much, a belief that was translated into a passionate and funny workshop.
7/10/2014
With our chickweed and lavender salve, the bites I typically get that are swollen and painful were nothing more than a minor annoyance. All came from ingredients that we made ourselves.
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.
6/5/2011
The Washington State Conservation Commission gave away trees at the Mother Earth News Fair as part of their conservation efforts.
3/5/2013
Have you started your tomatoes and peppers yet? 'Tis the season to start seeding long season crops indoors. If you normally buy organic starts from your local nursery, try your hand at seed starting.
2/22/2011
We sat down for an interview with James Duft, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair Planner and Programming Manager. Read about what you can expect to see, do and participate in if you attend the upcoming Fair in Puyallup, Wash. Sheep dog training, cheese making, bread baking and antique tractors await!
12/23/2013
Grass fed beef benefits for health are remarkable indeed; but are they fabulous enough to justify the extra cost? And how do you know you are buying the real thing?
2/7/2014
Ginseng benefits reach far and wide—both Asian and American ginseng help boost energy and vitality, improve concentration, prevent the flu, plus so much more.
3/11/2014
Creating a micro-climate is an essential tool for your survival and homesteading skills. Making the right micro-climate for your plants specific needs will not only help them survive, but thrive as well.
3/20/2014
Two homesteaders discuss their experience with the weather applicable to their mountain homesteads in Washington and Colorado.
6/12/2014
Don't be fooled by false species. Enjoy real morels and fiddlehead ferns. Tips for identification and lessons learned from misidentifications.
7/9/2014
Tasty whole-grain crackers — simple to make, quick to disappear.
6/11/2013
Visitors enjoyed hundreds of test drives of Ford hybrid and electric cars at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
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!


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