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12/4/2008
Net zero high rise is a self-contained sustainable community.
1/15/2014
Keep your greenhouse above freezing during short cold periods without paying for a heater.
7/19/2005
I first ran into the Green Building Initiative last March at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Building Energy conference in Boston.
8/14/2013
For decades, corporations have been able to skirt past being held accountable for any environmental irresponsibility, and that has helped propel us into a time where pollution is out of control, and our natural resources are at a constant decline. Raising the standards for these faceless corporations is becoming evermore necessary.
10/4/2010
I am especially concerned with the electricity hogs that keep us burning coal.
9/27/2010
Simran Sethi reflects on her first summer of yard-care and gardening.
1/13/2011
Green America offers savvy shoppers daily discounts--and reassurance that they're buying green--through GreenDeals.
7/15/2013
There are many ways we can conserve energy, and be more eco-friendly, especially with the advancements that technology is making every day.
1/27/2011
In Simran Sethi's final post, she describes her philosophy on sustainability.
10/17/2011
GO Home, built by architecture and construction firm G•O Logic LLC, received the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 2011 LEED for Homes Project of the Year Award.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
11/28/2008
You can build a small greenhouse in an afternoon!
12/11/2012
An index of previous posts that have referenced green products. These posts have covered building- and home-related products, as well as chocolates, books, and other types of goods. Many of the products mentioned in these posts would make good gifts.
8/30/2010
Simran Sethi enjoys the fruits of late summer at a local farm dinner.
8/5/2008
This Friday, Beijing will show off its green improvements when the Olympics begin.
5/29/2009
Despite the worldwide increase in environmentally friendly lifestyles, the United States still ranks as one of the least eco-friendly consumer societies. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares ways to green your habits.
5/23/2011
"Green" cleaning products are awash with misleading labels and false claims. Always look for a third-party certification to assure you're buying the healthiest, most environmentally friendly cleaners.
11/2/2010
TerraChoice’s annual Sins of Greenwashing study finds that 95 percent of the products claiming to be green have used vague language, unproven claims and false certification labels.
12/23/2010
Simran Sethi explains how the green faith movement can provide common ground among different groups.
5/30/2010
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi investigates the greenest way to move to a new house.
7/30/2008
Stick with culinary sage whenever you don't know if a specific type of sage is edible.
12/12/2011
Potted greens are a good complement to greens in the hoop house soil.
10/8/2010
Snake attack! OK, maybe it’s just a creative picture of snake gourds. Keep submitting for your chance at Photo of the Week!  
4/23/2010
See green building in action! The third and final season of the Greensburg TV series is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2010.
1/18/2012
Janice Spaulding teaches goat husbandry both at her farm in Maine, and around the country with her "Goat School."
7/24/2012
Vantem Outdoor Living partners with Lowe’s Home Improvement to deliver next generation shed and workspace structures.
9/6/2012
Musings on growing and eating garlic, and why you should "Never Eat Your Seed Garlic"!
9/29/2008
Abuse of the environment has been linked to the demise of empires.
6/11/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares exciting information about the Google PowerMeter, a new device that helps homeowners find ways to reduce their electric bills.
4/23/2013
There are so many different “types” of goats! My last post was all about Angora goats and their fiber; this post will be about the meat aspect of goats. So what makes a goat a meat goat?
12/30/2009
Readers share their winter gardening stories.
8/12/2013
Trying to tend to kids AND a garden.
3/13/2012
To make the best use of potato-growing season, use the technique of greensprouting.
9/11/2013
Non-gardeners and gardeners are very, very different creatures.
5/23/2013
Submit your goat stories for possible book publication.
2/19/2014
This video of goats playing shows how simple it is to keep your goat herd entertained.
9/6/2010
Simran Sethi learns how to compost the right way and explores her composting options.
11/9/2011
It is not difficult to set up a backyard hoop house to extend your growing season. The result is abundant, delicious greens and extra months with your hands in the soil. Share information here on backyard hoop house gardening and cuisine.
7/22/2010
ECOvention, LLC announced today that as of August 2010, more than 30 Whole Foods Market locations in the Rocky Mountain region will use the multi-functional, eco-friendly GreenBox to serve take-away customers at their brick-oven pizza counters.
10/8/2013
Learn how to make your own bushcraft knife using only simple tools and materials, including an old file.
2/26/2014
In the Spring of 2010, I quit my job as a high school theology teacher, because I wanted to be a farmer. I am now entering my fourth year of full-time farming, even though I had almost no experience farming. Here’s how I did it, and some tips to help you on your way.
4/1/2009
A gardening expert discusses what you should do with your seedlings after they sprout in their indoor greenhouse containers.
4/14/2012
How to use herbs on goats, blends, suggestions, and tips.
5/11/2012
An all-day adventure to the Oregon Megabucks show!
1/10/2011
Home energy management, electric cars and solar gadgets take starring roles at consumer electronics industry’s biggest trade show.
5/8/2013
There is no “one size fits all” bunch of information that works every time in every location, every person, and for every goat.
5/29/2013
"Garbage in, garbage out," is as true to goat nutrition as it is to the computer world and more folks should take heed!
7/12/2013
Maine and Minnesota Goat Schools are over, and a great time was had by all; Janice Spaulding recaps the events and prepares for the next one is in Ohio in September.
11/20/2013
The goat herder extraordinaire, Annie Warmke, talks about the care of breeding bucks, and a life in the day of a goat herder.
7/24/2012
I learned to love the Earth while studying a globe, now I can see it all on Google maps.
9/28/2010
Recently, I had an epiphany in a building supply center. Even though I’ve been in the building trades for over 35 years and made countless trips to purchase building supplies, this trip was different.
7/27/2010
Perfect for an evening of socializing out on the deck or an intimate meal at a table for two, GoodLight candles keep the mood bright and the air clean and are now available both online and in stores nationwide.
9/29/2010
GoodLight is first to offer sustainable, non-toxic candles for restaurants.
10/1/2012
This is an announcement inviting you to participate in a global web cast discussion on climate crisis on November 14, 2012. This is hosted by the Climate Reality Project and Al Gore.
4/18/2012
The technique for making these easy cheese puffs is the kind of recipe that every cook should have up her sleeve.
2/16/2012
A video demonstration of MAX's windscreen, which deflects air around the driver's face with minimal aerodynamic drag.
10/29/2009
Earlier this month I visited Greensburg, Kan., and toured a few of its many green buildings. Here's what I found.
6/22/2009
Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.
11/9/2011
More tips, ideas, and considerations for choosing green gifts. A sequel/supplement to last year's article!
5/28/2012
Getting ready for Goat School is always a daunting task, but once all of our new friends start arriving, we get excited! What a great time learning all about goats!
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
7/10/2013
David Goodman tests the Meadow Creature broadfork on his Florida farm and finds it to be amazing as heck.
12/31/2011
Ordering bees in January doesn't seem to make sense, until you understand that April is the cruelest month. Plus, if you order bees in January, and then you don't need them - that's just a reason to celebrate! Order early!
1/8/2014
Introducing Alpaca-Gold, a new company producing 100% all natural, organic Alpaca fertilizer.
12/28/2010
This year readers were concerned about bedbugs and greenwashing, and everyone wants to know more about smaller homes.
12/8/2011
As winter descends a three-season hoop house is weeded, compost spread, and a straw mulch applied. Next spring will be here soon.
12/18/2013
Cam learns the hard way why it's never a good idea to procrastinate about important jobs!
2/24/2014
The invention of clear window glass allowed the ancient Romans to trap solar energy to enhance their gardening techniques to grow vegetables out of season and exotic non-native plants in Rome. A thousand years later, empire builders in Europe rediscovered the trapping of solar heat with clear window glass so they as well could enjoy the foreign plants in their own back yard and grow native vegetables throughout the year.
3/11/2014
Suggestions for what to have on hand - and handy - when you hear a storm is heading your way.
3/29/2012
Participate in a clothing swap and make an economic statement
9/8/2011
Merry Graham will help represent Bob’s Red Mill in the 2011 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland
6/28/2011
Characteristics of early summer apples and an applesauce recipe from MeMa’s Bakery in Kansas City.
11/23/2011
Learn about the Ben Davis Apple, one if not the most important commercial apple of the late 1800s, and get a recipe for Apple Dumplings.
12/31/2009
When we're trying to achieve our dreams, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by all of the steps between where we are today and where we ultimately want to be. MOTHER EARTH NEWS writer Jenna Woginrich suggests a great idea for a fresh perspective and making your goals more attainable. If you look at the next 60 minutes, what can you do in the next hour to get closer to your goals?
3/17/2011
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
11/5/2010
A heart warming story about a feral cat that traveled many miles across harsh terrain to be back to familiar ground.
2/6/2013
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
1/15/2009
Governor Sarah Palin announced that the State of Alaska will sue against the decision to place beluga whales on the Endangered Species List.
5/23/2011
A good layer of environmentally friendly mulch such as eucalyptus, pine bark or cocoa hulls will discourage weeds, keep soil up to 10 degrees cooler and help prevent plant disease. What's your favorite green mulch?
7/30/2013
Hmmm - not feeling so well. Was it those chicken wings?
2/18/2014
In the last few years, gourmet black garlic has become an in-demand culinary ingredient. But what exactly is it? And what can you do with it?
1/25/2012
Traveling with Goat School on the Road, and learning all about newborn kid hoofs.
1/31/2012
Kidding is quite a process! This blog covers the very first signs of impending birth.
2/10/2012
A look into each dairy breed, on how much milk each one averages and what to expect in taste.
2/16/2012
What to look for in a buck, and how to choose a herdsire.
2/29/2012
The second part to choosing a herdsire for the dairy goat herd.
3/12/2012
The third and last part in choosing a herdsire.
3/15/2012
Chad Gadya. Not just a Jewish song anymore, but now the future name of Goat Song Farm's herdsire.
4/4/2012
No babies yet, so a few anecdotes about Angora kidding,labor
6/1/2012
Overdue does, goats with bloody milk, harried milkmaids... Oh where does it end?! Life isn't ALWAYS roses in the goat life; sometimes it does leave you tired frustrated.
6/22/2012
Goat School needs a class room, visit our Kickstarter project and enjoy our video of Goat School!
7/19/2012
The summer days are getting longer, and so is the list of barn chores! Goats are kidding, cows are arriving, and a dream of having a raw milk dairy is becoming tangible.
1/13/2014
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick gets through winter — and goat breeding — by taking a page from her herd and sticking together.
9/19/2012
Autumn is very busy at Stony Knolls Farm between the Common Ground Fair and Fall Goat School!
12/17/2013
The Yule Goat is an ancient Scandinavian tradition which predates Christianity. Learn about how our oldest farm animal became the symbol of Christmas.
9/12/2012
After Greensburg was destroyed in 2007, the citizens of Greensburg, with the help of GreenTown, have invested in green building for a better tomorrow.
2/11/2013
Learn how to grow, harvest and process cassava – an amazing staple crop.
2/28/2013
Rather than toiling away with annuals, consider creating an edible perennial food forest.   
9/29/2008
Ben & Jerry's teams up with Greenpeace to bring the U.S. a cleaner way of freezing food, especially ice cream.
9/29/2008
Ben & Jerry's teams up with Greenpeace to bring the U.S. a cleaner way of freezing food, especially ice cream.
4/21/2010
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi talks about buying her first home and discusses what eco-friendly goals she has for her new abode.
8/31/2011
Cole Ward - AKA The Gourmet Butcher - introduces himself
9/16/2011
Survivalists and others who yearn for a better way of life, and a better world, would be best served by studying the successful tribal cultures and ways of the past. Based on an interview with Vine Deloria, author of "God is Red."
2/2/2009
Former Vice President Al Gore thinks 2009 needs to be the year that America creates a climate bill. And he's got a plan to back it up!
3/23/2011
Former Boulder, Colorado, mayor Shaun McGrath, the new head of the American Solar Energy Society, has his work cut out for him.
10/8/2012
Advocating for biking during election season can result in the government focusing on bikeability and walkability.
5/11/2011
Gardening challenges at high elevation.
5/22/2011
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
5/10/2012
Read about new legislation that would stop the government from funding the fossil fuel industry. Then, sign your name to the petition and make a difference.
6/13/2010
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi spends her first night in her new home and reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the journey thus far.
1/20/2012
Find out which states and countries have the greatest number of LEED Platinum certified projects, and where the Platinum projects are located. Plus, a list of some LEED Platinum rated homes and residential buildings, with links to case studies.
3/1/2013
Why and how to grow a variety of cold weather greens in most climates.
5/13/2011
This spring, try more interesting salads with spicy, crunchy, and colorful greens.
4/19/2010
Readers share information and recipes about their favorite eating and cooking greens.
4/19/2010
Try to grow some sorrel in your garden this season. It has a unique, zesty flavor that adds a zip to many dishes — and it has a long growing season.
6/5/2009
If you live in an area with high summer temperatures try growing one of these greens to replace your spinach.
5/29/2009
An abundance of greens but a shortage of inspiration? Here are some ideas beyond just adding them to salads.
4/2/2013
Baby greenhouse plants are spring babies too, just like the birth of baby animals. Here’s a way to keep them warm in the hoophouse.
6/12/2012
Cam is trying to extend his growing season with DIY greenhouse structures.
2/11/2011
A new wastewater treatment plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will use methane gas to produce energy.
7/4/2012
Talking about the back up generator failure along with recent golf cart modifications.
7/11/2012
Porch building tips along with deer pressure notes and golf cart pickup bed instructions.Throw in a 5 foot high chicken wire fence and a rare appearance from a normally camera shy cat named Strider and you've got an idea of what we've been up to.
9/13/2011
One woman's journey from life in urban America to a small town in Austria, then back to a suburban homestead in Dallas on which she tries her hand at keeping dairy goats.
3/11/2013
Angora Goats are not the easiest of the breeds to raise, however, even though the work can be intensive, the rewards are incredible!
2/4/2013
Why “hot and humid” doesn’t have to equal “sad and lifeless.”
2/19/2013
A profile of Japanese and American persimmons, excellent trees for the deep south.
5/2/2013
As tropical plants go, pineapples are one of the easiest to grow.
8/27/2013
Learn to think differently and you can grow a garden without breaking the bank.
7/30/2013
Can’t grow temperate berries? Jump into the tropics with these seven amazing fruits.
5/17/2013
Ways to fertilize organically without breaking the bank.
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.
11/20/2013
If you live in the South, you can grow your own sugar cane. Learn to plant, harvest and make delicious syrup at home!
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!
8/8/2013
“The Gourmet Butcher” Cole Ward breaks down the meanings of Kosher, Glatt Kosher, and Halal.
12/26/2013
Another easy way to enjoy the fresh taste of gourmet garlic year-round is with these convenient cubes!
10/22/2013
This is the first in a 5-part series of blogs on the process and issues involved in plating gourmet garlic. Part 1 discusses options for acquiring seed and also provides information regarding calculating the amount of seed required.
1/28/2014
A new guide-to-meat book.
3/25/2014
Often at a farmers market you'll see garlic designated as 'gourmet.' But what does this mean? Is it a marketing gimmick? Or is there actually something special behind the name?
3/28/2011
Pruning apple trees to a three by three central leader shape for strength against high winds and to prevent fungal infection.
4/25/2011
The search for the long lost apples of Isaac Bowen Essex, the Fulton County Apple.
3/13/2012
In each of us is an innervoice that really knows what we want to be and what we want out of life but we continually ignore it for the sake of security or out of fear of failure or a million other reasons. Listen to the innervoice and heed its advice.
7/9/2009
Helen and Scott Nearing's farmstead, near Harborside, Maine, is now The Good Life Center, where you can tour the grounds, listen to lectures and participate in workshops.
5/5/2011
If the DEA can't tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, says a former Kentucky governor, how can it distinguish between powdered sugar and cocaine? Hempsters: Plant the Seed is a must-see movie that gives pro-hemp activists a voice.
2/21/2013
We all have dreams but why is it that some are so lucky that they come true?
7/15/2008
An experienced homesteader discusses the pros and cons of one family keeping either a cow or a goat for their milk supply.
8/12/2013
Goat School will be traveling to British Columbia and then to Ohio in September.
2/6/2012
The tale of Carlotta's last day. A trip to the processor. Real happenings on a goat farm, it's not always lollipops and rainbows.
2/12/2012
Be prepared for kidding season! Set up your kidding kit ahead of time. This information will help you have the right equipment at your fingertips.
2/26/2012
Baby kids do not always present in the correct position when descending the birth canal. Learn about the different positions and how to handle them.
3/2/2012
The babies have arrived, now is the time to take care of all of the other parts of caring for the newborns!
3/23/2012
Spring clean up on the farm doesn't only include cleaning fallen branches, but cleaning up the goats too! Getting ready for kidding and making sure the goats are all set is our most important spring task.
3/26/2012
The newest member at Goat Song Farm: A 3 week old, purebred Nubian doeling named 'Rose Of Summer'.
4/16/2012
The kids have finally arrived, and we have plenty of photos of them!
5/1/2012
Horns or no horns, that is the question! Why should you disbud your goats, or is it okay to leave the horns on? This post discusses both options with a link to a great article about horns and their beauty.
5/15/2012
Why raw milk? Why goat milk? Things to consider for good health and nutrition for you family. Also a trick to get stubborn kids to nurse from a bottle.
6/14/2012
Goat School is over for a few months, and now the routine will be a little more normal! Great questions were asked at Goat School and some of those answers are shared.
8/30/2012
Milking is a fun and easy chore! Here are some hints on milking in an easy fashion.
10/15/2008
The right recipe can convert people who think they don't like cooked greens, or energize cooks in need of fresh ideas. Here we offer a roundup of recipe ideas for garden-fresh greens from arugula to turnips.
1/10/2011
As Passive House Institute standards up the ante, USA Today’s “Best Green Homes of 2010” list reflects Americans’ desire for affordability, efficiency and style.
2/4/2011
One of the best ways to learn about green homes is to explore real-world examples--by touring homes or reading about them online. This article links to free online collections of case studies and in-depth profiles of green homes.
9/26/2012
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
5/20/2011
NXP's wifi light bulb would allow homeowners to turn LED and compact fluorescent lights on and off from anywhere, using any Internet-enabled device. Some say it's the first step toward building "smart" computer-controlled homes. Do we need this?
4/24/2013
How to build a greenhouse of used sliding-glass patio doors that is warmer and less expensive than plastic, and keeps out burrowing animals.
5/29/2013
The joy and sustainability of a greenhouse made of salvaged everything (well, almost).
3/9/2009
Last weekend more than 12,000 people flocked to Washington, D.C., for a three day demonstration to demand the creation of green jobs, cuts in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and less dependence on fossil fuels.
10/21/2010
An introduction to Richard Hilderbrand’s new blog discussing climate change, plus the first installment. Learn how Earth utilizes greenhouse gases to ensure stable temperatures, or thermal equilibrium, as well as how fluctuations in solar activity relate to changes in global temperatures.
9/8/2010
The embrace of environmentalism by professional sports provides us all with a new and large opportunity to educate people worldwide about the need to do something, however small it might seem, to protect our biosphere.
3/19/2012
Get the most out of spring's cheap-but-healthy greens with this easy, nutrient-dense smoothie.
8/9/2012
A brief story of how a creek was damaged and how it was reported to the authorities properly.
9/9/2012
Dealing with a government agency to save a creek.
2/15/2011
Green products rule at Ambiente 2011, the world's most important consumer goods fair, in Frankfurt, Germany, this week.
8/27/2012
This posting present comments by leading scientific organizations, individual scientists and government leaders pertaining to human induced climate changes. All agree that climate change is anthropogenic and that it has become a serious problem.
7/2/2012
Google’s unofficial motto, “Don’t Be Evil,” could be expressed as easily in the positive, “Be Fair.”
6/26/2012
Abundance is the most fundamental building block in the Google DNA.
7/17/2012
Google can be the most enlightened power-user on the planet. Because it is so successful, and because it uses a lot of electricity, Google has the opportunity to set a new global standard for clean power.
7/9/2012
The company’s founders seem to be as proud of the company’s culture as they are of its financial success. Can the Google culture persist when the company’s economic power declines?
5/29/2012
The decade between the turn of the millennium and 2010 might justifiably be called the Google Decade. The company may have built more influence in less time than any other human endeavor in history.
6/19/2012
Google’s mission is making information available. That includes all the beauty in the world (along with everything else, of course).
6/12/2012
Conscientiousness is woven into the company culture, quite intentionally. The more prosperous and powerful the company becomes, the more strident the criticism. Any institution as powerful as Google has great potential for evil, and for good.
1/20/2013
How we focused on attaining our dream homestead.
3/3/2012
Creating the life you want, both personally and professionally, requires clear goals. By establishing the direction of your journey and sticking to your goals, you can achieve anything you want.
3/9/2012
Many people admit that their lives haven't turned out the way they'd hoped. Fortunately, it is never too late to re-design and re-create your life so that you live up to your full potential and find the happiness and fulfillment you seek.
2/25/2011
Sherry’s son worked hard to raise a goat. Read how he, with the help of family and friends, butchered and prepared the meat for a homegrown Chevron treat.
12/23/2013
Dairy goat farmer Julia Shewchuck learned a lot about keeping dairy goats in her first few months (and much more since). It was a learning curve too steep to be repeated willingly, but which has saved many other goats’ lives since.
2/2/2012
Monsanto, the world’s largest producer of genetically modified seeds and the toxic herbicides used to drench them, is calling itself a supporter of sustainability. You’re kidding, right?
3/31/2011
For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions in 1990, the United States saw a record-setting 5.8 percent decline.
8/9/2011
I've been living in my tipi for almost a month now. Last night, under a chorus of screech owl trills and whinnies, I spent a little time reflecting on some things I've learned about this curious way of living. Enjoy.
3/17/2012
Starting flats of seedlings begins this year's growing season.
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!
9/12/2011
Chef Gordon Hamersley's Vegetable Tian makes use of tomatoes, squash and eggplant--all in their prime right now.
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.
3/14/2012
After the kidding is over, we take good care of our girls! And, the babies need to be bottle fed, so here are the instructions on how we feed our kids.
5/10/2011
In my quest for the most energy efficient ceiling fan, one model blows the rest away. Now is the time to install ceiling fans for lower electricity bills this summer--here's how.
3/11/2013
A profile of the wonderfully tough loquat tree.
4/3/2013
A look at the wonderful mulberry tree.
6/11/2013
Taking a new look at non-native invasives, such as wild yams.
3/5/2014
Growing peach pits doesn't get much easier than this.
10/30/2013
When you have goats, you need to do something with all that milk. Why not try making Queso Blanco, an easy cheese which tastes great and cooks well.
3/19/2014
How to make cajeta, Mexican-style goat's milk caramel.
4/8/2014
Made from creamy chevre (fresh goat cheese) instead of the typical cream cheese, this surprising cheesecake is sure to please cheese lovers and dessert lovers alike.
6/6/2008
Try this expert advice to keep goats from getting out of the pasture.
2/16/2006
Of all the baby animals born on the farm — the chicks, lambs, puppies, calves —  the goat kids are in a class of their own. Racing, playing, causing mischief, find out what makes kids so much fun and so invigorating to watch.  
2/7/2014
The joys and heartaches that can come with kidding season are a part of life on a goat farm.
1/8/2014
How to prepare for a successful kidding season.
3/14/2014
Preparing for kidding time is always crazy, and sometimes things never go the way you planned.
12/17/2010
Discovering an outsized pickling tub in our shed inspired me to try this tasty local recipe for greens preserved in soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar.
10/22/2010
The Ogden Community Garden winds down, and one gardener marvels at the late October harvest, and on how much the garden has meant to everyone who has helped tend it.  
1/14/2009
Get an early spinach crop with this easy gardening tip.
4/20/2011
For less than the cost of an SUV, a Michigan couple rehabbed their historic home to include solar panels and a geothermal system. The 110-year-old house now produces more energy than it needs.
5/25/2011
A flea market basket that called to me, my grandmother's hand-embroidered linens and a quilt made by a circle of women in Minnesota are among the wabi-sabi items that I wouldn't want to be without.
9/22/2011
Gardening for the first time ever in a hoophouse is a lot like gardening elsewhere. But, it is gardening in a whole different climate!
5/17/2012
Cam has been collecting old windows for years and has finally put them together to make a greenhouse!
1/7/2012
We’ve been growing in unheated hoophouses for a decade now, and we can’t recommend them highly enough for commercial growers. If you have any dreams of market farming, the first thing you should buy is a hoophouse.
12/6/2013
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
11/19/2013
Give your pots the protection they need when freezing temperatures arrive with a portable greenhouse. You can also bring in pepper plants for the winter and have fresh peppers indoors.
7/8/2008
Is it too hot to grow spinach where you live? Try these fabulous alternatives.
6/20/2011
Matt and Kelly Grocoff keep cool in Michigan by taking advantage of their 110-year-old home's natural ventilation strategies. It's as easy as opening a couple of strategically placed windows.
7/25/2011
Spending a day having fun prospecting for gold, enjoying the outdoors, exploring a ghost town and the high mountains.
8/15/2011
Beginning a discussion on top bar hives and standard hives in a question and answer format, getting the best of each for users of both kinds of hives.
3/24/2012
LIfe is full of adversity. Whether you succumb to it or bounce back is up to you. Knowing that no matter what life throws your way you will emerge stronger will help you become more resilient and stronger and will help you create a happier life
4/2/2012
Life presents many challenges, but if you consciously choose to be strong and resilient you can recover more quickly and grow even stronger. Your experiences will make you better able to cope and will help you live a happier, more productive life.
4/10/2012
Adversity is a part of life. Enbrace the hard times. Sometimes, adversity can lead to new opportunities that allow us to pursue new paths, sometimes even re-invent our lives. Knowing something good may arise can help us cope with adversity, too.
5/9/2012
Eating cicadas, building a porch, and hauling lumber for said porch all in the same week with several images of the action as well as some bee installation pictures.
8/1/2012
Sensor Plug update along with a report on Sunflowers being used as a cover crop and when to properly harvest onions.
5/25/2011
Learn to let go of associations with price, value, age and prestige and just appreciate beauty without judgment. Nature is the best muse for cultivating wabi-sabi.
9/14/2011
Over the past 15 years the noise level in cities has increased sixfold; urban noise doubles every eight to ten years. Even in the country, we can't escape the sound of airplanes and engines. What can you do?
6/6/2010
From switching out light bulbs to bundling up your water heater, environmental journalist, Simran Sethi, shares some simple and stress-free tips on how to save energy in your home.
4/8/2011
The Reincarnated McMansion Project aims to tear down one inefficient, climate-insensitive suburban house and replace it with two small, green, handcrafted homes.
5/15/2010
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi stays thankful for what’s important in the midst of a big move.
5/23/2010
On the brink of settling into her new home, environmental journalist Simran Sethi shares some tidbits of eco-information, such as how to box and save for the move, and how a few simple changes can make your home cozier and more energy-efficient.
2/1/2012
An introduction from a goat-crazy Oregonian.
5/5/2011
Confrontation with life and death situations are unavoidable when living on a farm. Seeing baby animals come into the world is beautiful, but sometimes these beautiful moments can be full of anxiety if things aren't going just right.
6/17/2011
Cam babysits a baby goat for the weekend.
7/22/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel recounts how she went from half-hearted to full-breed-ahead when it comes to breeding goats.
8/5/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick honors the determination of women farmers, even as she observes a bittersweet month on her farm.
4/15/2011
Play on the farm in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
10/30/2013
A dairy goat owner chronicles the frustrating beginning of her first breeding season.
11/25/2013
Follow Sarah Cuthill's search for a dairy mentor and her very first experience milking a goat.
11/16/2013
Owning an intact male goat can be difficult, even if you know about their little idiosyncrasies. Learn about (and laugh at) one goat owner's attempt at doing something simple, like switching female goats in a buck pen.
12/11/2013
Goats will get into and out of everything. Some thoughts on why you need to keep your feed secured.
1/20/2014
When the temperature drops below zero Fahrenheit, you have to keep an eye on your goats.
1/23/2014
More goat babies and finding ideas to make money on a farm.
4/2/2014
When it rains, it pours, when it comes to kidding goats.
4/14/2014
Since Lulu and Belle had their kids, I'm now waiting on three more does to have their babies. Only, they aren't. So here is how the experts claim you can discover if your goat is going to kid. Only, it's really wishful thinking...
12/16/2013
Safely bring a new goat herd home and getting them used to you and their new surroundings.
10/24/2012
Ed and Laurie struggle with making time for visitors while dealing with all of the daily business and homesteading tasks.
10/31/2012
Design features we incorporated into our new off grid home.
12/19/2012
Fun facts about our first year of blogging for Mother Earth News.
1/3/2013
A brief description of how we grow fresh vegetables in our long cold winters.
3/13/2013
HOMEGROWN.org introduces Find Good Food, a new page that includes national and state-by-state resources for locating family farmed eats near you. Read it! Share it! Add to it! Make it your own—and help make it even better.
9/25/2011
Today's FAIR attendees will be well prepared to grow, make and preserve their own food and, as Joel Salatin encourages, get out of the Industriall food system.
3/15/2011
Do easy ways to save money exist? Absolutely! Blissful saving is only a trip to the bulk section away! When you get home from the store, keep track of your finances on Mint.com; then look for Groupon's daily deal. Search the house for unused items and sell them on eBay. Use these tips to start saving today!
8/4/2008
Many gardeners take lettuce off of their summer planting lists, but shade covers can put garden-grown lettuce on your table more than a month sooner this fall.
1/19/2009
Before space beneath your grow light is needed for onions and other early seedlings, fill it with baby lettuce grown in translucent clamshell salad containers.
10/3/2010
Who the heck is Paul Goodman? The car-free visionary who inspired a new documentary and bicycle contest.
5/30/2013
Tired of pests? Here are five tips for knocking ‘em back without resorting to pesticides and toxic chemicals.
5/23/2011
Sauteed spring greens and mushrooms dress up polenta in this nutritious, satisfying main dish.
8/15/2008
Sow leafy greens in late summer to reap abundant crops in the fall.
4/11/2011
A quick essay regarding the "size" question of a top bar hive, from the bee's point of view - where it's all about the "volume"!
5/9/2011
It helps us feel better to know "why" things happen, but we don't always get to know that answer...
5/16/2012
Summing up the last week of activity by hitting on a few key stories that might prove note worthy to a few of the homesteading folks out there complete with photo montage of golf cart jousting and aquaponic trout.
6/6/2012
Crushing a truck, harvesting garlic, and fixing a broken flywheel shaft key are just a few of the things that got done over the last week at WaldenEffect.org complete with photos of all the juicy stuff.
1/25/2013
Launching Anna's new E book on cover crops in a no till garden and talking about the recent power failure that prompted us to do some Off Grid Homesteading which taught us a few lessons on using golf cart batteries for supplemental lighting.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
6/18/2009
Jenna gets a pack goat to help carry gear for hiking trips. Share her experience of buying a buck kid and raising him to be a pack goat.
8/5/2012
Why keep a buck? Because they are wonderful, friendly, lovable creatures! Here are all the reasons why having bucks on your property is a good thing.
12/11/2012
Often time choosing the right name for your kids is the most difficult part of kidding! Here is a little help on picking out names that are appropriate!
1/17/2012
The Africans showed up at our door on a sunny, chilly November afternoon. Two men introduced themselves as Stone and Abraham. In the background stood a young woman with a gregarious little boy, Henry, about 2 years old. They were looking for goats.
10/22/2013
Author Maggie Bonham recounts the various ways she's managed to obtain free goats, including Craigslist ads and trading for chickens.
11/12/2013
A chemical-free way to keep goats' teats clean and the milk pure.
10/21/2013
A new homesteader commits some classic mistakes when buying her first goat.
2/7/2014
21 things you should know or wish you had known before starting a goat farm.
3/10/2014
Hints for kidding in the very cold weather.
3/17/2014
One of the most exciting facets of raising goats is when kids are born on your farm. Knowing how to prepare for the grand event makes for a smoother and more successful kidding process.
2/20/2012
Sun-Lite HP for greenhouse glazing provides excellent diffused light.
5/9/2011
Putting up a hoophouse expands the growing opportunity into the barren winter months. A USDA program is helping market growers purchase a hoophouse to find out if local farmers and consumers reap benefits from extending local growing seasons.
2/16/2011
A new study finds that warming temperatures will cause up to two-thirds of the earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, unleashing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
11/10/2010
This blog explains how the carbon cycle regulates atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. The blog also discusses how the burning of fossil fuels has disrupted the carbon cycle which increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
11/16/2010
In this posting we discuss the role of the positive Arctic Feedback Factor in amplfying climate change. We also discuss how this feedback factor triggers the release of methane from the floor of the Arctic Ocean and from the permafrost.
7/7/2009
Since the U.S. House of Represenatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the U.S. Senate started work on its own energy and clilmate change bill.
10/11/2012
Andre Armantrout sent us this wonderful update from a Homesteading Education Month event featuring aquaculture at Snowy Pine Ridge, outside Spokane, Wash.
1/9/2011
We discuss the concept that carbon dioxide released from the burning of fossil fuels is partly responsible for the current atmospheric carbon overload. We also briefly discuss other human activities that contribute to the atmospheric carbon overload.
12/2/2012
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.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
2/12/2012
How to select and find the right pet for you. Non professional guidelines.
5/13/2012
Living in a community that has those who served in the armed forces and make good neighbors.
9/21/2012
The final result of a reporting a water violation and having a creek restored.
10/20/2012
Our experience with our local cooperative.
11/14/2012
Costs associated with providing your own water.
11/21/2012
Things we have done to earn an income from home in a down economy.
12/13/2012
A snapshot of winter life living remote and off grid.
1/16/2013
In this blog we share someone else's story about old fashioned home made ingenuity concerning deep well pumps that operate without electricity.
2/26/2013
According to FDA data, the quantity of antibiotics sold for livestock use in this country continues to rise, topping 29 million pounds in 2011. This has a direct effect on the efficacy these same drugs will have on us. Sam Spitz has personal experience with a resistant illness and FamilyFarmed.org asked him to tell his story. It’s a cautionary tale that should have us all making better food choices. Read how we can all influence the campaign to end the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and keep antibiotics working for us when we need them!
10/10/2012
Teddi Irwin sent us this great update on a Homesteading Education Month event held at IN A GOOD WAY, a training farm established to use therapeutic methods of farming to improve the lives of Native American men.
11/7/2012
Things we did to make our new home more sustainable.
4/30/2012
Life is full of amazing things and remarkable people that make our lives richer and worthwhile. However, many of us hone in on what's wrong with life and others. Focusing on the good will bring great happiness to you. It will turn your life around.
11/1/2011
This blog post by Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees describes some techniques for getting bees to draw straight comb in a top bar hive.
11/1/2011
This post offers tips for winterizing a top bar hive - insulating, mouse guards, wrapping, closing entrances, protecting from wind. All things you can do to help get them through!
11/6/2011
A TED talk by Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees: Making the Connection: Honeybees, Food, and You.
12/24/2011
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.
7/25/2012
Describing how to look up tax maps, cutting carrots, and deleting problem tomato plants that only produce insipid fruit. The main attraction this week is our Power Plucker review and how awesome this new product is at saving time when plucking.
5/6/2011
Michael Funk's 6,000-square-foot off-the-grid home and retreat center on 1,200 acres in the Sierra Nevadas is an heirloom, handbuilt with reverence for the spectacle that surrounds it. He hopes it will inspire every visitor to preserve the paradise.
10/6/2011
Fifteen family farms and over 50 restaurants have committed to participation in No Goat Left Behind, a new program developed by Heritage Foods USA.
2/26/2011
How we prepared and ate all the meat of the goat Caleb raised and butchered.
9/14/2011
Rachel gets a scare with Daisy the goat - is it bottle jaw or something else? A trip to the vet provides some lessons.
4/22/2011
Gathering weeds from your garden or yard can make a quick, healthy spring meal.
9/19/2011
Using cold frames for fall salad greens can extend your season of fresh eating.
3/15/2011
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
6/20/2011
Ann Harvey Yonkers, founder of Washington, D.C.'s FreshFarm Markets co-op, nests eggs in a bed of wilted fresh greens for a delicious meatless summertime brunch or dinner.
3/31/2012
The mild winter has led to an earlier than usual spring growing season and plenty of surprises in the way of plants making it through the winter that normally would never survive the cold season. Here's a peek at what's growing in my spring garden.
3/29/2010
Recipe for Southern-style shrimp and grits, made with superb Floriani Red Flint grain corn.
1/28/2012
Host a community seed swap in honor of "National Seed Swap Day," plan to save your own seeds from the garden this year, and get inspired to cook creatively with winter vegetables.
11/25/2008
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments until Nov. 28 on how it should rule on global warming pollutants.
8/15/2012
Describes the process of forming a community garden from the physical and energetic standpoints. The power of teamwork, the joy of accomplishment and the building of a feeling of group unity are described.
4/27/2009
If you still want to do everything you can to make your home healthy—for your family and the planet—take a look at how you clean. Like it or not, we have to clean our homes on a regular basis. Natural Home offers lots of great ideas for making your own healthy, natural cleaning solutions—or look to some of the great green solutions now available at your grocery store. 
7/12/2005
We Westerners tend to think we’ve got it all going on when it comes to green living in general, and green building in particular.
6/29/2011
Wabi-sabi has infused Western design for centuries—though its advocates rarely knew it. It’s in the plain, efficient homes built by the Shakers, the unsentimental Arts and Crafts style, Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie houses and midcentury furniture.
7/27/2011
Natural beauty is priceless. We can take in and appreciate a great view because we don’t have any hope of owning it, and we can’t manipulate it. With our egos out of the way, we can learn to simply observe.
6/24/2009
Life with goats, sheep, cows, chickens and other livestock isn't all roses. Publisher Bryan Welch considers the value of finding and keeping the right partner for tackling life on the farm, goose poop and all.
10/5/2011
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner!
10/24/2011
Even dairy goats can have self-esteem issues...
2/19/2012
Stony Knolls Farm has a new dog and getting him here was a wonderful, and amazing journey that is well worth sharing! Rescue dogs are so grateful for their new homes.
6/11/2012
So, yes, I have become a lover of goats (and ducks have won me over, too). But the truth is, I can’t wait to eat the boys.
7/12/2012
Hand milking and the ease of doing so, always lends itself to many questions. I try to answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this post.
10/11/2012
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my short time of being a goat herder, it’s that at breeding time, the goats are in charge.
10/23/2012
At breeding time, things aren't always what they seem. Sometimes things can really go awry!
10/30/2012
Dyan writes about the changing season at Bittersweet Farm, and introduces us to the newest member of the flock, a black sheep named Little Man.
1/9/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger Dyan recalls how the seasons affected her childhood and how they guide her activities now on her Maine dairy farm.
2/18/2013
A beginning farmer learns that keeping does and keeping bucks are two different things.
8/28/2013
Who would think it’s possible to discover the artist in me, incubate a business, plus milk goats, grow a garden...all in one unforgettable summer. I'm a rich woman by any standard.
8/16/2013
The cold, hard facts about how Annie Warmke, goat herder extraordinnaire, found her calling in a barn with Eleonore Rigby and her two tiny kids.
12/17/2013
A homesteading family undertakes Extreme Home Makeover: Goat Edition at the possible expense of their sanity.
1/1/0001
Raising dairy goats has benefits that extend beyond fresh milk and cheese.
12/26/2013
Describes the heartache that can come of now observing and working with nature when raising goats.
12/30/2013
After a rocky start, the second half of breeding season ends happily for both goats and owners.
1/28/2014
How to make a cheap hay feeder for goats that cuts down on wasted hay.
12/10/2013
This series of posts chronicles Betty Taylor's adventures in goat farming. This first post covers selecting a goat breed and breeder, costs, and preparing for arrival of my goats.
3/3/2014
The blog describes the experience of applying for a federal grant and shares some advice for others who might want to follow in those foot steps.
12/12/2012
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
7/8/2012
Many of us listen to negative internal messages about ourselves that drag us down, robbing us of happiness. To find happiness, you must change the dialogue inside your head. Focus on what is good in you and all that you do to brighten others' lives.
12/18/2008
MOTHER EARTH NEWS' green homes editor offers remodeling advice for home owners interested in reducing their environmental footprint.
10/15/2010
Green marketing faces new regulations from the FTC for the first time since 1998. Natural Home’s Editor-in-Chief, Robyn Griggs Lawrence, tells more in “FTC’s New Green Marketing Guidelines Go After Greenwashers.”
4/25/2012
Do you support or work for a nonprofit that helps protect the environment or promotes sustainability? Whether it’s a small local group or a national one, this month you have the opportunity to help it get recognized in GreatNonprofits’ 2012 Green Awards. Here’s how.
5/24/2013
Global Greens Farm in West Des Moines, Iowa, helps refugees transition from growing food for their families to operating small businesses that sell produce at farmers markets, local grocery stores and to area restaurants.
8/12/2012
Come rejoice in the bounty of heirloom tomatoes - experience the flavors and choose your favorites at tomato tastings throughout the Southeast. Plus, it's time to plant fall alliums - garlic and perennial onions - and fall crops for winter storage!
7/14/2012
It may be sweltering hot outside, but we're still busily sowing seeds at the Southern Exposure farms! Learn how to plant your bountiful fall and winter garden, with abundant harvests through Thanksgiving and beyond.
6/21/2013
In 45 years, Deltec Homes have never lost a house to high winds.
6/26/2013
Vespa USA highlights five decades of smart metro mobility, freedom and fun.
2/4/2009
The green movement is showing up in some unexpected places.
7/1/2010
The U.S. Conference of Mayors endorses mandatory green building codes for all new commercial buildings nationwide.
4/14/2010
A new study shows that people who buy green products are more likely to cheat and steal than people who buy conventional products.
3/17/2010
Mindy Pennybacker’s new book, Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices, and her website, GreenerPenny.com, offer easy tips for daily green living.
2/27/2009
Conventional household cleaners contain toxic chemicals that could have adverse effects on your health. Learn how to mix up your own homemade cleaners with these suggestions from Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence.
9/24/2008
Robyn finds enthusiasm for and interest in green building during a recent trip to the Carolinas.
6/6/2008
For the past year, I’ve been chronicling the progress of a green-built home here in Boulder, Colorado, where I live, via this blog and accompanying videos. Watching the project unfold has been enlightening for many reasons, not least of which is the opportunity to see firsthand many of the cool technologies we read about and hear about. Sometimes that entails a little sacrifice.
2/23/2007
This morning in my inbox: Orlando Bloom announced at Wednesday night’s Global Green pre-Oscars party that he’s building a green, solar-powered home in London. And an RISMedia report stating that despite the downturn in the general housing market, demand for green homes continues to be a hot trend.
5/17/2005
I’ve heard that the moment you plunk down a deposit for a vacation or buy yourself a plane ticket, a good chunk of you is already at the beach (or the mountains or the city . . . or wherever).
5/3/2005
I’m sitting on the deck of my room at the Northern Queen Inn in Nevada City, California, on a gorgeous spring day.
8/12/2009
The Giving Tree Band has done it again with their latest folk album, "Great Possessions." Read how they created what has been dubbed "the greenest of albums."
1/6/2010
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
1/19/2010
Expect to see more modular homes, a boom in the green remodeling business and a ton more “green” products when it comes to green building trends in 2010—and be prepared to ask a lot more questions.
1/15/2010
For part three of our 2010 Predictions series, the experts predict that consumers will demand—and create—healthier, more efficient homes. Cool by us.
12/28/2010
Our favorite natural homes of 2010 range in size and grandiosity, from a 280-square-foot mountain cottage to an urban warehouse-cum-artists’-loft. Every one of them can teach us a lot about living green.
11/25/2008
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares what she's learned about the challenges of mass producing eco-friendly products that meet our own tough criteria.
1/7/2008
A Christmas present leads editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence to ponder the benefits of green-building initiatives in Arizona.
12/7/2007
Editor-in-Chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence gets a great dose of green--and cheeseburgers--in Austin, Texas.
3/3/2009
The economic stimulus package that President Obama signed last month provides $20 billion for investment in a greener economy.
9/26/2008
Everyone's talking about the economic bailout, but few seem to focus on the bigger issue: we need more jobs, and we need a viable economic stimulus. One study shows those needs could come from green investment.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
1/10/2013
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
1/26/2013
Making the most of a winter walk to home.
4/26/2013
If you want to achieve your goals, stop making excuses for the things that go wrong on your path to success. Learn from them. Never stop trying to improve. And never stop trying. Work smart and hard.
3/25/2013
Get out of your shell and lend a hand to those around you, even perfect strangers – you’ll be amazed at what you become and how your kindness touches others
10/10/2011
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner.
10/24/2011
Rachel and her husband committed to a year without groceries, and they made it! She shares her experiences in local food in this post.
1/4/2012
When one of her goats starts looking for love for the first time, and hollering her little head off, Angela has to do some quick thinking to keep her precious pets from becoming that night's dinner!
2/10/2012
This fall, while the chickens were still living with the goats, we had decided to fence off the leg and seed it with pasture seed. I wasn't sure if we should seed it for the chickens or for the goats. After doing some research we ended up going with
5/4/2012
A beginning farmer makes the most practical fencing choice available to her: electric nets. And gets tangled up, occasionally.
1/14/2013
Keeping goats inside during nasty weather isn't easy, but it's worth the time! Dealing with sick goats, fever and runny noses isn't fun, so taking precautions makes things much easier.
6/4/2011
I am loving my time spent at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington thus far. There are tons of great and interesting people to meet, delicious food, fun and information-packed lectures and demonstrations, and, best of all, adorable anima
2/3/2011
Farm life is not always predictable, and some of the surprises turn out to be the most valuable lessons. This story from the ranch about some strong winter-born goats, a protective cow with motherly instincts, and a calf that’s making it against all odds will not only inspire you, but it may teach you something about the wonderful spirit of community support.  
11/10/2008
The Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce is the only statewide green chamber of commerce in the country, and they're opening their first local chapter in Phoenix next week.
9/26/2008
Discover Green Jobs Now: National Day of Action to Build the New Economy and learn how you can get in on the action by finding or even organizing events in your area.
7/28/2009
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a list of the top 20 on-site renewable electtricity generators.
5/7/2010
Join the green collar economy by going through a green job training program. Learn the ins and outs of solar photovoltaics, wind power or biomass and save the planet while furthering your career.
4/5/2009
Here are some tips for making a new garage more environmentally friendly.
8/1/2008
Don't choose vinyl: There is a greener option.
10/29/2010
Learn what it means to have LEED-certified home and about the LEED for Homes program that started in 2008.
9/25/2008
The reasons for the inequitable distribution of human nourishment, worldwide, are complex and hotly debated.
1/29/2013
In 2010, Chevrolet announced that they were embarking on their Carbon Reduction Initiative, an effort to invest $40 million in carbon offset projects across the country with the goal of reducing up to 8 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. The program includes wind, landfill-gas-to-energy, solar, efficiency, and conservation projects.
10/17/2008
Mayors from across the country have created an alliance to facilitate green buildings for K-12 schools.
1/21/2009
Using low-cost — but durable — earthbag construction, you can create a beautiful green roof.
8/17/2010
Share your thoughts. What homemade and natural cleaning products do you find work best in your home?
9/21/2012
Bike-Free Day happens all over the world on Sept. 22. Grist is challenging the US to rise to the occasion and celebrate with the global community this Saturday.
11/12/2010
Sustainsia’s compact, green-built work pod could solve my office needs.
8/3/2010
BuildingGreen.com founder and Environmental Building News editor Alex Wilson wins Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.
6/16/2010
This week green building author, architect and Natural Home columnist Carol Venolia dispenses advice on green remodeling during workshops sponsored by Design~Build~Live in Austin, Texas.
3/29/2010
Midwest Living designers give the Smart Home at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry a green makeover that features zero-VOC paint, furniture made from recycled steel and reclaimed wood, and other planet-friendly home decor.
6/5/2009
The Boulder, Colorado, green-building program will get a makeover for its second year.
4/14/2009
As economic turmoil peaks and a staggering number of Americans file for unemployment, Ogden Publications, publisher of Natural Home magazine, is connecting job seekers and green employers through its website Great Green Careers.
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.
3/11/2009
Energy-monitoring devices won big at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City.
12/16/2008
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
3/14/2008
Natural Home editor in chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence discusses the pros and cons of green consumerism.  
4/14/2006
The past couple of weeks have been heartening for me. First of all, I’m always ridiculously happy to see the month of March end. No matter what’s going on in my life, the onset of April’s longer days and the sudden burst of plum blossoms in my back yard causes a tectonic shift in my mood. I can’t help it. I’m just completely in love with spring.
7/28/2005
In response to last week’s post, we received a letter asking why the forest products industry would be considered a “foe” to green buildings. “I can understand why plastics and vinyl doesn’t make sense, but aren’t wood products exactly the kind of material that qualifies as green?” this reader asked.
6/10/2009
President Barack Obama's second wave of stimulus money creates new green jobs.
7/6/2010
Don't miss Blue August, a month-long event with special programming from Planet Green that will motivate you to become more aware of the world's oceans.
7/14/2010
The Seed Savers Exchange is looking for a new executive director. Just six months after he succeeded George DeVault, Aaron Whaley has resigned.
10/6/2010
Readers share resources and information about their food-related jobs.
10/8/2010
A new job-finding website, Good Food Jobs, can help you find meaningful work in the food industry.
12/17/2010
Natural Home is ahead of the most recent trends, highlighted in the National Association of Remodeling Industry’s builder poll.
12/8/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council singles out the Forest Stewardship Council as the only trusted wood certifier.
2/27/2009
Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence introduces her new blog, Natural Home Living, and shares everything you need to know about going green. Natural Home Living focuses on answering your green home questions, following green building news and showing you how to save money by going green.
4/6/2009
A recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey found that demand for luxury products is waning. In contrast, manufacturers are seeing an increased emphasis on both accessibility/universal design and renewable materials. Essentially, homeowners are shying away from expensive (and usually unnecessary) products that add little actual value to their home, concentrating instead on features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability. 
12/23/2009
Enjoy this alternative "green" building strawbale gingerbread-style house made with graham crackers, mini-wheats and pretzels.
2/27/2009
Enjoy visiting green living fairs, shows and workshops from Maine to Texas in every season of the year.
6/15/2011
Come one, come all to The National Heirloom Exposition, the gardening event people are hailing as “The World’s Pure Food Fair!” This exhibition will be held in Santa Rosa, California and will host a variety of natural food events, including the largest showcase of heirloom fruits and heirloom vegetables in history.
11/14/2008
Find out more about your best options for a greener roof.
3/8/2010
This two-day, alternative building workshop featuring energy expert Dan Chiras will be held March 13-14, 2010 in St. Louis.
7/5/2013
Use these green tomato recipes when garden season leaves you with an abundance of green tomatoes on your vines.
3/29/2012
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.
7/5/2011
JavaCycle has saved more than 40 tons of burlap coffee bag from landfills.
5/25/2012
Wireless temperature control mattresses and pads offer a dream come true for restless sleepers.
11/3/2008
The DOE and NREL released a study outlining ways to build grocery stories and medium-sized businesses that need 50 percent less energy.
2/13/2013
For one week, BuildingGreen is offering a free download of an insulation guide, available with a 30-day trial of BuildingGreen Suite.
12/14/2012
Using an MPG app may help reduce your consumption of gas, and make your commute and road trips more economical and green.
11/19/2010
BuildingGreen’s 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products list includes a low-flow toilet, composite decking, a high-performing wall system and other products that conserve energy and resources.
6/19/2009
Clayton Homes’ first green prefab home project, i-house, will feature a plethora of green technologies and innovative designs.
6/18/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding rings and green engagement rings.
3/13/2009
Are you looking for professional training as a solar installer or retailer? Check out this list of workshops available at the American Solar Energy Society's 2009 Conference.
7/15/2010
American and European renewable power sources made up more than half of the countries' new electrical capacity in 2009.
4/1/2011
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
10/6/2010
Branded as smarter capitalism, the Petition for a Green Recovery seeks a new kind of environmental policy to green America. Using financial incentives, this idea plans to create a marketplace that takes into account environmental and social costs while increasing the green jobs sector.  
2/11/2009
The X Prize Foundation recently announced the winner of their "What's Your Crazy Green Idea" competition.
10/14/2009
Believe it: With patience and pecking around, you can find low-voc paint for little more (maybe even less!) than you'd pay for conventional paint. What's your experience?
1/25/2010
Dan Chiras discusses the long-term benefits of building a green home.
2/1/2009
Mother Earth News' green homes editor discusses eco-friendly insulation options, and explains why some are greener than others.
7/14/2011
Offering paint that saves the rain forest and a full list of ingredients, this natural finishes start-up aims to change the industry. Unearthed is making a bold move by providing full ingredient disclosure for all of its products.
2/19/2010
Learn more about this building project, which utilizes SIP technology combined with an unusual geometry.
8/19/2010
Information about energy-efficient washing machines and cellular window shades. These energy-efficient appliances and window shades will please environmentally conscious consumers. 
9/14/2010
The USGBC’s “50 for 50” green schools initiative aims to create a green schools caucus in every state legislature.
1/11/2010
A new Environmental Protection Agency website helps homeowners and renters decrease their energy consumption and cut carbon emissions.
7/20/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how the new energy and climate legislation that creates opportunities in green building.
12/16/2008
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
12/14/2010
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
12/29/2010
Target Red Shop offers Lulan Artisans’ fair trade clutch bags to help build better lives for weavers in southeast Asia and end human trafficking.
9/6/2011
A company called From War to Peace makes “peace bronze” out of disarmed nuclear missile systems. The bronze is then transformed into cool items such as jewelry and bottle openers.
8/1/2011
If you crave great music with an eco-conscious cause, attend Rock the Green, Milwaukee’s first green music festival.
12/28/2009
Check out these tips and share your ideas for welcoming 2010 with a green New Year’s Eve party.
10/1/2008
Toyota installs a large solar panel system on a California facility, proving its green thumb extends farther than the road.
11/2/2009
More than 30 years ago, Michael Reynolds followed his vision of sustainable, energy-efficient homes that would work with nature. Today, his Earthships inspire green designers and architects.
8/21/2009
A cordwood building consists of short, round pieces of wood (think firewood) held together with mortar, and there are many advantages to choosing this type of construction.
11/13/2013
Here are a few ways to know if a business is supporting green practices or not. Green practices are increasingly more and more important as companies increase and continue to have a large impact on the environment.
10/3/2013
Many people perceive going green as an inconvenience and an unnecessary burden on their daily lives. What they don't realize is that they can take simple steps to help protect the environment without the disruption to their lifestyle, but save money as well.
11/1/2013
Even progressive cities have work to do, and sometimes the biggest changes come from good people asking the right questions.
1/10/2014
Did you buy or build a home without going into debt? We're looking for stories on homes built with a small mortgage, or no mortgage at all. Here's what we want to know.
4/20/2011
The Lehigh Valley Green Builders is presenting its third annual Green Home and Building Expo.
3/2/2011
Washington, D.C., Nevada and New Mexico see the most LEED-certified green building per capita in 2010.
3/28/2012
This index links to some recent and popular posts related to green building, design, remodeling, and home improvement. The posts cover a broad range of topics, from green products to projects to practices, as well as sustainable communities.
12/4/2012
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is proud to announce we have won a prestigious publishing award for our Guide to Green Cars.
9/27/2012
Steve Judge of Bob-White Systems in Vermont offers his Micro Dairy expertise in this blog series on how to start and manage a Micro Dairy, from farm and barn planning to selecting dairy cows, goats and sheep to daily operations and being profitable.
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.
4/25/2013
Heating water is the highest drain that laundry machines and dishwashers have on your bill. Onaverage, water heating accounts for 18 percent of your energy bill.
4/25/2013
To me, the most important features of a sustainable building are not its technological wonders but its simple design features: common-sense strategies that should be incorporated whether the building becomes LEED certified, Energy Star certified, or is just trying to be environmentally friendly.
3/9/2011
Use spirulina or wheat grass instead of iffy chemical dyes to turn your beer green this St. Patrick's Day.
6/5/2012
In this blog, my architect James Plagmann and I begin to tell the story of the construction of Dan's new net zero energy homes. Dan begins by laying the ground, defining a few terms and describing his experience in this field.
4/3/2012
If you need a new car — and want one that employs green vehicle technology or hybrid vehicle technology to save gas — there’s no major reason to wait.
11/18/2008
While productivity is often the name of the game at large farms, local food, minimal environmental impact and healthy conditions for farm workers also are hot topics today. Yet, our agriculture — and our living — have a greater impact on the environment and the life it supports than these issues alone address.
10/12/2010
A vast range of eco-hostels are available to book through Hostelbookers, helping you plan a greener trip
10/22/2010
The success of Urban Gardens is a story about an expansion of one’s reach outside of one given discipline.
6/28/2011
Learn to build your own Hand-Crafted Log Home
12/19/2011
The 10 People's Choice finalists are great examples of the socially and environmentally responsible business leaders that meet the standards of Green America’s Seal of Approval.
4/10/2012
Morton Buildings is a proud ENERGY STAR® partner and also employs LEED Accredited Professionals to assist customers looking to achieve certification.
1/3/2013
Dynamic Recycling is a La Crosse, Wisconsin-based computer and electronics recycler, IT asset management and electronic scrap purchasing company. Since the company’s January 1, 2007 inception, Dynamic Recycling has been providing exceptional customer service to the Mid-West and beyond in regards to accountability to the various needs of corporations, scrap yards, municipalities, educational institutions and manufacturers to whom they work with.
11/6/2009
I think testing your home for radon is a good idea, and these dogs agree with me!
9/8/2010
SunRay Kelley’s Gypsy Wagon is an exciting, sustainable home on wheels built from a camper vehicle.
1/12/2010
The stylish new Sanyo eneloop bike features a partially-self-charging electric motor and can travel up to 40 miles on a single charge.
1/25/2011
Current Motor Company recently introduced a line of electric scooters that could take you where you need to go without using a single drop of gasoline. And with a potential $2,000 discount for new customers, the electric scooters could help your wallet while you help the environment.
11/7/2012
Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a way to “pressure cook” algae to produce biocrude. The process shows promise in the development of green fuels.
2/1/2013
Integrating cycling and public transit is an inexpensive and efficient way to travel longer distances.
1/11/2013
How does your city rate for bikeability? Check the Bike Score website.
3/29/2011
Getting solar panels in Seattle is becoming more affordable with state incentives and net metering but still doesn't quite compare to other states.
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?
5/9/2012
When my father's health was failing, he requested to be buried on our property. The purpose of this story is to take you through our walk with an ailing parent and to encourage and inform those who may be considering an at home burial.
2/13/2013
How packing snow against your house can add R-value to your insulation - and subtract energy costs.
9/25/2010
Kevin Danaher, the first keynote speaker of the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, proved an appropriate choice to kick off the event. His presentation, Green Jobs are the Future, was an upbeat assessment of what ordinary citizens can do to affect positive economic change.  It also reminded everyone gathered that in order “to save the eco-system, we must transcend the ego-system.”  
1/12/2011
The U.S. Green Building Council's Project of the Year is a small, urban home built for $100 per square foot.
12/27/2010
Small house builder Rich Daniels seeks to cluster 100 homes under 400 square feet in a former sawmill.
10/12/2010
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to its environmental marketing guidelines would make it more difficult for marketers to make false green claims for their products.
10/2/2009
President Obama plans to help earn the White House LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
9/28/2009
PriscillaWoolworth.com makes conscious shopping easier by selling a variety of green household products and fair trade items from around the world.
6/29/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains why wind energy is growing in popularity right now.
6/8/2009
Carrotmob, a project of Virgance, a company that organizes activism campaigns, works to create social change by rewarding green businesses through consumer buying. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about this innovative activism group.
6/2/2009
Green builder Jim Gooley gutted an Airstream Trailer and renovated it with cork flooring, clay plaster walls, bamboo countertops and other eco-friendly materials.
5/11/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds another great reason to indulge herself in Aveda products: Aveda is the world’s first beauty company to receive Gold Cradle to Cradle accolades.
5/4/2009
The Environmental Protection Agency releases a list of the top green power purchasers in the United States.
4/14/2009
February’s stimulus plan offers tax credits for eco-friendly home improvements, which could keep your money in your wallet this tax season.
8/15/2008
Canada is helping define "green" products for its advertising industry.
11/7/2008
Pizza Fusion is one of the 10 finalists in Co-op America's People's Choice Award for green business of the year. The company uses only organic ingredients and delivers its pizza with hybrids.
2/29/2012
A list of links to orgs, associations, websites, books, and other resources related to local economies, community resilience, green business, corporate social responsibility, green jobs, environmental and social entrepreneurship, and investment.
2/14/2013
To what extent are manufacturers able to take advantage of the enigmatic nature of the term ‘sustainability’ to effectively green wash their products?
1/21/2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of more than 100 green apps.
3/5/2010
Pro-Natura International is changing how the world fuels itself by turning renewable biomass and other waste products into green charcoal.
3/17/2010
Dan Chiras announces a four-day energy workshop he'll be teaching in Kansas City, Mo.
8/9/2012
Try to get clean water and wanting simple bottling options with the purity. Most of the experts in water say you need a countertop water filtration system. Which one is the way to go? This story shows you one option but seems to be kicking it up.
2/18/2013
It's about seven unique way's you can use your iPhone to be more energy efficient.
8/7/2013
In our modern society, we are starting to realize how important the environment is and how fragile it really is. Our resources are limited, and if we aren't kept in check, we will ruin any hope we have of preserving it. Using the technology we have available to help us is something everybody can do.
12/7/2012
We offer you some helpful tips on how to have a green holiday this year.
10/14/2010
Researchers at the University of Bath are all set to test the efficiency of the HemPod, a building made from a hemp-lime composite.
1/4/2011
JWTIntelligence predicts big green changes in the coming year (including tube-free toilet paper).
5/23/2012
A Beautiful Green Backyard Burial: This story is written to help inform anyone that may be considering being buried, or burying a loved one, on their own property. It shares some of what one may go through at the end of a life's journey.
2/24/2011
Clean with vodka for a spic-and-span house and less of a headache in the morning! You can use the alcohol to freshen your laundry, remove mold and mildew, and even repel bugs. Vodka kills bacteria and dries clear and odor-free, making it an ideal addition to your cleaning cupboard.
10/6/2011
Most conventional paints and coatings emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which can contribute to poor indoor air quality as well as to smog. This overview includes a link to a product listing of healthier low-VOC, zero-VOC, and natural paints.
12/1/2008
Twenty-nine environmental groups created a plan for Obama's transition team, explaining what environmental issues need to be addressed in order to create a green economy.
7/23/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about eco-friendly wedding decorations.
7/16/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding venues.
12/8/2010
When shopping for the holidays, consider these seven strategies for giving greener gifts.
2/17/2009
Yep, some of the money in that stimulus bill is committed to green initiatives, including creating green jobs.
10/8/2009
How to roast green tomatoes to be eaten alone or to boost the flavor of other recipes.
10/9/2009
How to make canned green tomato relish.
10/8/2009
Learn how to make fried green tomatoes with a cheesy crust with this twist on a classic Southern recipe.