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10/2/2012
Begin your garden planning with what,and particularly how much, you want to eat. Take a look at what you are eating now and go from there.
3/30/2009
Homeowners beware. Your drywall could be poisoning your home. Officials believe that since 2001, drywall imported from China has contained high levels of sulfur that could be leaking into homes and other buildings.
9/6/2011
Looking for a better way to preserve all that garden produce without a hot kitchen canning project? A new solar food dryer promises to dry food fast and save energy and money using the sunshine in your back yard.
9/1/2010
A homemade solar food dryer allows you to dry tomatoes and apples for delicious and nutritious winter snacks and addition to your meals.
11/3/2011
After spending several years drying food in an electric food dehydrator, I built a SunWorks solar food dehydrator to try and create truly sun-dried tomatoes.  
5/17/2010
Problems with drywall continue as the Environmental Protection Agency finds traces of mercury and formaldehyde in drywall products.
5/11/2012
  We’ve succeeded at drying herbs and greens in our SunWorks solar dehydrator, which promises to make future meals all the more flavorful and nutritious.  
2/5/2009
Hanging your clothes up to dry rather than using an electric dryer is a great way to save energy. Here are links to a couple of sturdy wooden indoor drying racks.
10/8/2008
In addition to the beans you planted to harvest dry, a good gleaning may yield a surprising harvest of gourmet beans.
7/14/2011
Read this excerpt about heirloom beans from Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Growing, Seed Saving and Cultural History by William Woys Weaver. This book will help you re-discover heirloom vegetables from our American culinary and gardening roots.
7/30/2008
'Papago' beans are hard to find, especially when their name changed in the 1980s.
11/20/2013
Summer fun gives way to windy, cold weather and before you know it, you've got winter dry skin – chapped, red and itchy hands. Use this easy-to-make DIY lotion; it’s a remarkable remedy for dry, cracked hands.
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.
9/9/2011
Even those who are new to canning (like us!) can make these savory little pickles! But you'll want to make extra, because they won't last long!
1/31/2013
Use care when cooking red kidney beans in the crockpot. The beans contain a toxin that can be activated if the beans are raw or undercooked.
7/15/2011
Read this excerpt about heirloom beans from Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Growing, Seed Saving and Cultural History by William Woys Weaver. This book will help you re-discover heirloom vegetables from our American culinary and gardening roots.   
2/11/2014
Create a hot, filling bean soup that's perfect for chasing away a cold winter evening. Loaded with garden produce, it's good for the soul.
2/13/2011
We discuss the role of ocean currents in preventing a runaway thermal imbalance on our planet. We also discuss the impact on the climate when the ocean currents are shut down or reverse course.
1/27/2011
These space-saving, smart front loading units perfectly accommodate apartments and small spaces and eliminate the need to wash your clothes, remove them from the washer and place them into a separate machine for drying.
7/9/2012
Preserving herbs from your garden is easy, whether you freeze or dry them.
5/10/2013
Household hints from 1909 reveal useful tips for hanging clothes out to dry.
9/22/2009
How to make chipotles and other smoked peppers using a biochar trench.
1/6/2014
Fed up with cheap, easily breakable clothespins, craftsman Herrick Kimball is now making Classic American Clothespins and has a vision for inspiring others to make them in their communities.
6/19/2008
If you've added too much nitrogen fertilizer to your garden this expert advice can help you figure out how to correct the mistake.
3/6/2014
Indian-inspired curried pinto beans are a fragrant, flavorful, and filling vegetarian main dish that's light on both the wallet and the waistline.
7/30/2012
Solar food drying is incredibly easy with a solar food dehydrator, which requires very little effort to make perfectly preserved produce.
9/13/2011
So, what are Purple Hull Peas? They are a green shelled pea that cooks into a creamy, yummy delight! They are easy to grow and can also be found at local farmers markets.
6/6/2012
This addition to the product line will fill a need for smaller households or ones that don’t have enough yard space to accommodate a large clothesline.
8/16/2012
If you've been wondering how to dehrydrate tomatoes, look no further! We've compiled step-by-step instructions on solar dehydrating tomatoes, complete with photos from our own experience drying veggies in the solar dryer at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS office.
7/29/2008
Slightly underripe apples that fall to the ground must be picked up, so why not cut away the bugs and bruises and put them to good use? Here’s how to turn windfall apples into supernutritious drinks and snacks.
2/11/2014
Cultivating and drying herbs for use as medicine throughout the seasons.
11/1/2012
Learn which crops you can grow in your garden to provide protein in your diet.
1/29/2013
Here is an easier way to blanche vegetables, such as green beans, before freezing them.
6/30/2011
Forget the propane bbq! Make your own smoker and masonry oven with these two quick videos!
7/29/2011
Quick pickles--which don't require turning your kitchen into a sauna--are a fast, fun way to preserve abundant cucumbers (or even green beans). Simply soak vegetables in saltwater and vinegar solutions and let the flavors develop in the fridge.
2/10/2011
How using a refractometer can increase your honey production, how a refractometer works and how to use a refractometer.
3/8/2011
Herbs are versatile plants that enhance our lives by adding beauty, aroma, nutrition, seasoning, and a varied landscape. Because they can be grown indoors, or outdoors in pots, as part of landscaping or in the garden, everyone has room to grow herbs.
1/23/2012
This is a brief description of how to stack lumber so that it dries evenly after sawing. Also description of a chain saw dovetail bench.
9/4/2012
Solar drying experiences in 2012, including tomato varieties Principe Borghese and Long Tom.
11/13/2012
Grow calcium in your garden with collards, kale, and parsley. Suggestions are given for including these crops in your meals. Learn about companions to plant among your collards and kale to deter harmful insects.
5/30/2012
How far along are your tomatoes? Ira Wallace gets inspired by gorgeous gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, and shares a quick, easy recipe for tomato sauce.
4/19/2011
A Precision Garden Seeder can make planting seed crops quick and easy!
5/16/2012
Summer intern Megan describes her first time gardening at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, planting cucumbers for the first time and watering the office garden.
10/1/2008
Growing the three sisters (corn, beans, squash) in the same plot of land actually helps yield healthier crops of each.
11/30/2011
With a few simple tips, you can transform the leaves overtaking your yard into valuable, nutrient-dense compost, mulch or leaf mold.
3/30/2012
Eating only homegrown foods on the Fridays in Lent.


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