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8/27/2012
Describes two effective alternatives to composting. Many factors can limit the ability to produce compost. These two products offer different but practical ways to organically recycle food scraps.
3/27/2009
What do you think of composting toilets and would you consider installing one?
5/7/2010
Human hair contains significant amounts of nitrogen and makes a great replacement for traditional fertilizers.
8/28/2013
The tale of my family’s barrel composter.
2/15/2013
This passive composting system creates beds of fertile soil through rotational composting.
4/11/2014
Growing an organic garden with compost I made using natural material from our surroundings is to comply with nature's way of taking care of itself – it's to remain humble for a true and tried life cycle and acknowledge our inevitable part in and connection to life on earth.
3/15/2013
Walkable neighborhoods will help keep baby boomers active and healthy after retirement.
5/21/2009
Many beauty products contain harmful chemicals, but figuring out which are the worst can be difficult. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence clues you in to the top five chemical ingredients to avoid when buying summer skin care products, and helps you learn about a few natural alternatives. 
4/18/2011
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
7/8/2011
Settling on a flooring option for the tipi was pretty simple after coming across an awesome company that was right under my nose the whole time.
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.
7/9/2012
Describes a method of keeping red wiggler worms active and productive outside throughout the winter. Describes a method of sheltering and heating the worms using an active compost pile for heat and clear plastic glazing for shelter.
2/10/2012
The Sun Mar composting toilet uses a first of its kind technology to deliver a pollution free and sanitary product.
1/13/2012
It has become a Christmas ritual for me to clean out my mother's fridge. I find whiskery gnarled morsels, shoved to the back of the fridge many months previously, unseen, and untouched by my mother’s arthritic hands. Do I compost all this detritus?
10/24/2011
Facts on the links between weather and pumpkins and what you can do with leftover pumpkins.
4/9/2012
Tips on how to construct a compost bin and what to include in them.
10/20/2008
Use autumn's bounty of fallen leaves to expand your garden, protect your plants and improve your soil.
6/3/2010
Keep your garden safe by testing your organic materials for herbicide residue. A few simple tests can help you avoid harming your plants.
9/7/2007
It's easy to overlook how useful grass clippings can be, but early fall is a great time to collect this valuable 'yard waste' to use in your garden as mulch.
11/29/2013
It's freezing out - but that doesn't mean it's time to quit gardening. Learn how fall and winter are the key to next year's gardening success.
11/14/2013
Composting doesn't need to be complicated. It's time to throw out the guide book and start letting nature take its course. Meat? No problem. Bread? Don't worry about it. Human waste? Why not? It's easy!
1/17/2013
These tips will help you keep your kitchen compost free of rotten smells and fruit flies.
6/20/2011
In New York City, advocates unveil a bold vision to end the traffic violence.
3/16/2011
As climate variability causes coffee yields to shrink and prices to soar, we may need to start looking at alternatives.
3/3/2011
Think you're safe because you're buying BPA-free plastic? A study has found endocrine-disrupting chemicals in 70 percent of plastic products--even those without BPA.
7/8/2008
Is it too hot to grow spinach where you live? Try these fabulous alternatives.
5/21/2011
If you strive to grow a garden that is beyond-organic, that relies on very few (if any) off-site products, and that saves you both money and work...deep organic gardening is for you!
12/14/2011
Three easy ways to compost in small spaces and with little effort.
7/3/2012
Stan Slaughter discusses a method to produce vermicompost in large quantities yearround.
6/3/2010
Don’t let the cost of gardening keep you out of the dirt this year. Cheap gardening can be fun and easy. With these tips for gardening on a budget, you’ll save on seeds, make your own fertilizer and impress your friends with your gardening know how.
4/28/2010
MOTHER EARTH NEWS contributing editor and compost expert Barbara Pleasant provides some great homestead compost tips in celebration of Compost Awareness Week.
12/22/2011
Humanure management for maximum nutrient secuestration and minimum resource loss.
9/26/2012
talking about building a composting toilet and how well the Seed Swap went on Saturday. Hauling capacity of a golf cart compared to an ATV generated some useful and helpful comments regarding electricity vs internal combustion engines. No till works!
7/26/2011
The Mother Earth News Fair staff and volunteers work on green initiatives to divert Fair waste from landfills, recycling and composting as much as possible.
6/5/2011
Get a glimpse of some of the unique exhibitors at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
1/30/2013
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has started a global campaign to help reduce food waste worldwide.
11/14/2012
A story of life, death and rebirth of a hoop house.
7/28/2011
Finally! Design experts and contractors say granite and marble have lost their luster. Find beautiful, natural alternatives to that and solutions to other common design mistakes, including dull color pallettes and overused water features.
6/23/2012
Ellen Sandbeck, who has nearly a quarter century of experience as the Head Worm Wrangler of Laverme's Worms, writes about how to make and run a homemade vermicomposting bin.
9/18/2012
Saving butternut squash seeds while using a sledge hammer and putting up a roof and planning a seed swap. Also planning a high density apple orchard with a new variety called Zestar.
9/6/2010
Simran Sethi learns how to compost the right way and explores her composting options.
6/8/2011
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean--and safeguard your family's health.
1/4/2012
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.
10/10/2012
Growing Local Food is a new book that encompasses all the needed basics to grow plants, keep heritage breed animals and bees. The author is a homesteader and physician who gives the readers the basic information to grow or find nutritious, local food


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