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2/11/2014
Cultivating and drying herbs for use as medicine throughout the seasons.
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.
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.  
7/9/2012
Preserving herbs from your garden is easy, whether you freeze or dry them.
8/22/2009
Here are some helpful online resources where you can start learning more about medicinal herbs.
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.
9/1/2010
A homemade solar food dryer allows you to dry tomatoes and apples for delicious and nutritious winter snacks and addition to your meals.
11/22/2013
Mountain Rose Herbs honored with Social and Fair Trade Certification.
12/27/2008
These books are great sources of information on the best herbs and foods for maintaining good health.
6/17/2010
The editor of Herbs for Health magazine suggests effective herbs and supplements for the treatment of macular degeneration.
7/30/2008
Stick with culinary sage whenever you don't know if a specific type of sage is edible.
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.
7/30/2012
Solar food drying is incredibly easy with a solar food dehydrator, which requires very little effort to make perfectly preserved produce.
9/9/2010
Looking for a way to boost your immune system naturally as the colder months settle in? Enter our latest sweepstakes to win immune-enhancing herbal products from Mountain Rose Herbs!
1/24/2013
Here’s a relative newcomer plant that’s easy to grow, and very useful for the “survival garden” and the gardener with limited (or no) gardening skills.
4/7/2010
Readers share drink recipes that highlight fresh herbs.
10/1/2010
The Herb Companion Editor KC Compton talks to Sebastian, a young fairgoer who is passionate about growing herbs at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Seven Springs, Pa.
10/9/2013
The little used herb lovage makes an attractive addition to the edible landscape and provides a smoky flavor to soups and stews.
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.
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.  
9/26/2010
Paul Carmichael of Lily of the Valley Herb Farm talks about his experience at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, including the top herbs and working with kids at the Treehouse Club.
12/13/2013
Use herbs from the garden in your Christmas dinner. This post shares a complete Christmas meal using garden herbs.
1/14/2014
Using a mortar and pestle to create a variety of spice and herb blends.
2/10/2011
How using a refractometer can increase your honey production, how a refractometer works and how to use a refractometer.
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.
8/4/2010
Rishi Tea has handcrafted 12 new loose leaf tea blends, including 6 innovative botanical blends, 3 delicious chai teas, 2 energizing green teas and an aromatic oolong – perfect for fall and the holidays.
2/7/2012
How to quickly and easily make a soothing herbal tea blend for children, plus bags and boxes to hold it.
4/14/2012
How to use herbs on goats, blends, suggestions, and tips.
7/8/2009
Try this refreshing herbal lemonade recipe.
7/17/2012
Use your abundance of basil to handcraft this delightfully different custard-style ice cream.
12/19/2013
There are some veggies, herbs and edible flowers that are self seeders. Plant them once, let them go to seed, and you will have continuous plants year after year.
2/7/2014
Learn growing methods, health benefits and preparations for echinacea, elecampane, sweet Annie, spilanthes and astragalus.
3/31/2014
Tips for determining when to prune and when to yank rosemary, lavender, sage and thyme.
3/30/2012
Eating only homegrown foods on the Fridays in Lent.
11/1/2011
Mountain Rose Herbs hosted a three day benefit festival for Cascadia Wildlands in September of this year.
8/3/2010
Basil is a versatile herb that can be used for companion planting, bee forage, year-round herb as well as delicious pesto.
9/15/2012
Preserving an abundant basil harvest for the coming winter.
1/25/2011
Finca Luna Nueva's Sacred Seeds Sanctuary is a living laboratory to nurture tropical and native species through the next 10 years of climate change.
12/14/2011
Southern Exposure celebrates Slow Food's Terra Madre Day with a fresh winter greens salad, featuring yacon, a South American root vegetable that tastes like fresh pear! Plus garden planning to have your own farm fresh food through the winter.
5/31/2011
Garlic has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and ethnobotanist James Duke, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts in medicinal plants, places garlic among the best all-around plant medicines in the world. Learn about the host of ailments garlic can alleviate and prevent, and discover some of the added health perks of this flavorful, folklore-infused herb.
3/2/2012
Part II of a tutorial on how to make cold-process soap. The directions are intended for the absolute beginner and use easy-to-locate materials.
2/23/2012
Part I of a two-part tutorial on how to make soap for the absolute beginner. Readers will assemble materials and prepare the mold this week in anticipation of combining the ingredients to make a batch of cold-process soap.
4/8/2011
Combine two of this hopeful season's symbols--herbs and eggs--in this simple project that celebrates spring.
3/28/2011
Perfect for spring, this pasta dish can be made with the spring herbs that are popping up in your garden or market and a little leftover wine (either red or white will do).
3/25/2011
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
12/5/2011
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
6/9/2011
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but store-bought concoctions are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. This recipe incorporates fresh herbs, which add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
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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